I have a 1995 Dodge Dakota, V8, 5spd, 220k miles. I was replacing the
radiator the other day when I had the truck running to check for leaks
and it just stalled. After that, it would turn over but won't start.
Not even a pop of combustion. After checking for various fuel and
spark problems, the only thing I found that seems off is the spark is
a weak orange color. I checked the ignition coil primary and secondary
resistance, and it's within spec (1.2 and about 12.7k). Can a coil
still be bad even though resistance is right, and be causing the weak
spark? I can't believe the engine won't even sputter. I would think
that would be more a condition of no spark at all.
Anything else I can check? I looked at the cap and rotor, there was
some white buildup which I cleaned off and still no change.
Thanks for any help!