Question about 1989 Dodge D150
I have a 1989 dodge d150 4x4.I was driving it last night and it got a hard miss in it,but it dont miss unless you are driving.I replaced the spark plug wires,spark plugs,rotor and cap.What could be causing this.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you can try changing the ignition coil, I own a 97 Dodge 1500 and mine did the same and thats what i had to do.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
The problem I had with my '89 Dakota was it would suddenly stop running while driving. After from 10 minutes to an hour I could start it up and drive on. It started happening more and more often. I was in a rush to get the truck running so I replaced both the computer and the timing module in the distributor to fix the problem. However, I suspect the real problem was the timing module was failing causing the engine timing to go out of spec and computer sensed it and shut down the ignition to safeguard the engine.
Good Luck, Bob
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
First thing you need to know is which cylinders are missing. Then, don't forget there is an engine beneath the electronics. Do a quick test with a vacuum gauge and do a compression test. Check the distributor shaft for side play. If everything checks out good, then do electronic component testing. have a code check run (many parts stores do this free) and get a chiltons or haynes manual and follow test procedures in there.
I refrain from giving repair suggestions with problems like yours because people keep changing instead of testing parts. When I work on my vehicles or other peoples cars, I do testing to avoid buying expensive parts that most times won't correct the problem. At this point the most I'd suggest is to clean the mass air flow sensor wires with a Q-tip and carb cleaner...that often helps and is free. If you run into a problem with whatever you find, ask and I'll try to help.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
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