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  • jrg5122007
    jrg5122007 - 2005 Dodge Viper - Engine - 9/18/2014
    Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles needs new engine
    Hi, I have a question relating to an auto repair. I have a 2005 Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles on it I recently too into the dodge dealership for repair. The Vehicle was running but noticably bouncing and jerking around when shifting and had a major loss of power. ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/18/2014 Jimm
      Is there any question in regard to this detail?
  • TJ
    TJ - 2004 Dodge Intrepid - Engine - 9/16/2014
    My car won't Rev past 2900 Rpms in park or drive. Only code is for an open circuit to fuel injector 2.
    It seems to run fine at idle and lower Rpms just bucks and slows down at 2900 Rpms even though the Rpms stay steady at 2900 rpms in drive. Can the open circuit to fuel injector 2 really cause this to happen or is it something else causing it to not be able to go ...
     
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  • TJ
    TJ - 2004 Dodge Intrepid - Engine - 9/16/2014
    My car won't Rev past 2900 Rpms in park or drive. Only code is for an open circuit to fuel injector 2.
    It seems to run fine at idle and lower Rpms just bucks and slows down at 2900 Rpms even though the Rpms stay steady at 2900 rpms in drive. Can the open circuit to fuel injector 2 really cause this to happen or is it something else causing it to not be able to go ...
     
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  • TJ
    TJ - 2004 Dodge Intrepid - Engine - 9/16/2014
    My car won't Rev past 2900 Rpms in park or drive. Only code is for an open circuit to fuel injector 2.
    It seems to run fine at idle and lower Rpms just bucks and slows down at 2900 Rpms even though the Rpms stay steady at 2900 rpms in drive. Can the open circuit to fuel injector 2 really cause this to happen or is it something else causing it to not be able to go ...
     
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  • Jim
    Jim - 2000 Dodge Neon - Engine - 9/13/2014
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS BUT ENGINE WILL NOT TURN OVER
    NO WARNING LIGHTS, OR SOUNDS OF STARTER ATTEMPTING TO TURN OVER. Fuel pump could be worn or burnt out? mileage over two hundred thousand
     
    • alex
      9/13/2014 alex
      when the key is on start does the starter have power to the silanoid? if its not turning over start there if you dont have power to the starter silanoid. check at the relay if you dont have it there check the master fuses. from there check power in and out of the key and neutral start switch.
  • Jim
    Jim - 2000 Dodge Neon - Engine - 9/13/2014
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS BUT ENGINE WILL NOT TURN OVER
    NO WARNING LIGHTS, OR SOUNDS OF STARTER ATTEMPTING TO TURN OVER. Fuel pump could be worn or burnt out? mileage over two hundred thousand
     
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  • Jim
    Jim - 2000 Dodge Neon - Engine - 9/13/2014
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS BUT ENGINE WILL NOT TURN OVER
    NO WARNING LIGHTS, OR SOUNDS OF STARTER ATTEMPTING TO TURN OVER. Fuel pump could be worn or burnt out? mileage over two hundred thousand
     
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    • jdl
      9/12/2014 jdl
      If you suspect a fuel issue, always Use a gage and check fuel pressure, first, go from there. Next, I'd check voltage and ground at the fuel pump connecter, engine cranking.

      When you first turn on the key no crank can you hear the pump run for a couple seconds?
  • anwells27
    anwells27 - 1999 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 9/10/2014
    I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me figure out why my truck keeps dying on me.
    It has gotten to where I can't drive the truck when it is super hot outside. For some reason it keeps dying on me. I have taken it to 3 different mechanics an they have all replaced things they thought was causing the problem but it is still doing it. When the ...
     
    • jdl
      9/10/2014 jdl
      Does it die at idle or driving down the highway? Does the engine overheat? Are there any applicable trouble codes, if so, what are they?

      Will the vehicle restart immediately? What parts were replaced?
      If you had three different mechanics that could actually look at your vehicle, I'm not sure how I can help over the internet. Intermittent issues can really be a pain to track, you have to do testing when problem is ongoing.
  • Robert dotter
    Robert dotter - 2001 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 9/9/2014
    Over heating problems. Found oil in the coolant flushed system seems to be ok now. Any advice
    Added radiated sealant
     
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  • cvfc1216
    cvfc1216 - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Engine - 9/9/2014
    Having a high idle. Approx 1200-1500rpm. I had just pulled my intake to clean it and put it back in all wires n hoses on
    Having a high idle. Approx 1200-1500rpm. I had just pulled my intake to clean it and put it back in all wires n hoses on
     
    • CVO
      9/9/2014 CVO
      Idle issues are a malfunctioning fuel pressure regulator or dirty or leaking fuel injectors.

      The vehicle is electronically controlled by these sensors.
      Visit this site and see all the different sensor definitions.
      http://www.freeautomechanic.com/car-engine-sensors.html

      Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
      Throttle Position (TP) sensor
      Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
      Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor
      Idle Air Control (IAC) valve
      Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT)
      Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S)
      Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor
      Knock Sensor (KS)
      Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
      Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor

      The check engine light doesn't have to be ON to store a fault code.

      Check the vehicle for fault codes to see if there are any sensors were involved to the malfunction of the engine.

      1.Local auto parts stores such as Autozone ( not in California) or Advance Auto parts or Pep Boys will scan and retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes ( dtc ) stored in the powertrain control module for FREE.

      2. Amazon.com has the code reader for less than $ 19.00 dollars + shipping
      Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles

      3.Re-post the dtc's in here " answer question " for further assistance.
  • diamondmac3
    diamondmac3 - 2003 Dodge Durango - Engine - 9/8/2014
    My car starts every time but always takes a few seconds of trying to start before it actually does. Any ideas?
    EVERY TIME you put the key in the ignition and go to start the car.. it acts as if it is not going to start. You can either keep the key turned forward and eventually it will start.. or you can turn the key back and then forward again and it will start right up. If ...
     
    • CVO
      9/8/2014 CVO
      At the first start ( no warm up yet), spray it a carburetor cleaner or starting fluid through the throttle body valve, if the vehicle starts right away, then the fuel pressure system might not send an adequate pressure. Replace the fuel filter as necessary and check the fuel system pressure ( 47-51 psi ).
      CVO
      9/9/2014 diamondmac3
      Could bad spark plugs also cause a problem like this?
      CVO
      9/9/2014 CVO
      " (let's say you just ran into the store for 5 minutes and then you came back out and started it up) " that's the key, but a tune up helps too.
      CVO
      9/9/2014 diamondmac3
      Thank you , appreciate it
  • Kim
    Kim - 1998 Dodge Durango - Engine - 9/8/2014
    Why will my Durango not crank without starter fluid?
    My vehicle will turn over but will not crank. They used starter fluid to crank it and it hesitates, splitters and goes dead. Not the battery, alternator or the fuel pump per the guy at the part store. He used some computer thinf that plugs into the switch under the ...
     
    • jdl
      9/8/2014 jdl
      If it cranks good, but won't start, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure.

      If it hits off starter fluid, spark sounds ok. I'd still use a gage check fuel pressure. Also, check for an injector pulse.

      I can't go by what the person at the auto store said.
      jdl
      9/15/2014 Kim
      My husband replaced the fuel pump, filter, and the fuel pump regulator and it is still getting weak fuel pressure. The coil is sparking and on the left side of the motor the plugs have a weak spark and on the right side it has to turn over quiet a few times to receive any spark. They seem to believe it is a sensor. Any ideas?
      jdl
      9/15/2014 Kim
      And now it will not crank at all even with starting fluid.
      jdl
      9/15/2014 jdl
      I need to clarify something, cranking is starter motor action. Cranks good but doesn't start is another issue.

      How long since over-all tune-up. Distributor cap--rotor--spark plugs--plug wires and other all part of tune-up. What is fuel pressure spec? my info says 44--54 psi.

      Make sure the battery has a full charge?
  • Mel
    Mel - 1994 Dodge Ram 3500 - Engine - 9/7/2014
    Why won't my van start?
    I drove my van about 90 miles, parked it for about 4 hrs, then it would crank but not start. I checked and had no power to fuel pump or to the injectors, everything else had power. I change relays, sensors and even the power control module and still nothing. I've ...
     
    • jdl
      9/7/2014 jdl
      Is this a gasoline engine? If so, did you check primary voltage to injectors--fuel fuel--ignition coil, with engine cranking. That voltage usually comes from asd relay. Usually the computer has to see both the cam and crank sensor signals or it won't ground the asd relay. You didn't say what sensors you replaced? You need to check wiring circuits to suspect sensors before replacing. Any applicable trouble codes, your obd1 so you should be able to check some codes, yourself?