I hate you people.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: St. Joseph, Missouri
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota
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Quite possibly but you need to take the wire on the distributor cap that is going to the coil, remove the end on the distributor cap from the coil, and check from there. If no spark there, get a multimeter out and check the harness connector voltage, current, and continuity output. If any of those are not showing anything on the multimeter, then either crank position or camshaft position sensor has gone bad.
Though, that is only if you have not had damp conditions. When I had my 94 Dak 5.2, I washed it a few times during the summer at the local automatic brushless. One day, after getting done at the carwash and then heading into town, I came to a stop light and while stopped, I had a misfire, then two, then three, then the engine stalled out. I was able to restart it but since the truck at the time was over 300K miles, I assumed the coil was in need of replacement, so ordered a MSD Blaster II coil from Advance Auto parts along with MSD's 8.5mm SuperConductor spark plug wires and Autolite Double Platinum spark plugs. Turns out after getting the coil off, the epoxy sealer on the bottom of the coil had cracked open, so water probably got in and caused a short. Never had another issue with the MSD coil or wires after that.
Something stinks and it ain't me.
327K+ miles, mostly all original factory parts, and 15 yrs. of reliable service.....you are missed.