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Engine Surge Its a 1988 Dodge Ram D150 318ci Engine surges when cold and when it warms up runs just fine! Replaced Distributor, wires, plugs, coil with no change.

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  • erik824 May 11, 2010

    back off the idle screw a bit? Maybe the cat is not warm enough yet? Is it surging while in gear or while it is in park?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does this engine use a Qjet carb?

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge ram 1500 v6,i have a misfire,ive changed plugs,wires,distributor cap,rotor cap,fuel pump,rollover valve,coil,still has a miss

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

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: dodge ram 1500 engine rpms surge at freeway speed

those sensors could cause the issue, clean the MAF 1st, also clean the idle system using the following procedure, the IAC can cause cruise surge. I use this to cure these problems all the time.

Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve (IAC) and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 Dodge Ram D50, no spark. coil may be miswired.

Check the resistance on the coil. the (+) (-) side should be about 10 Ohms resistance and the part that goes out of the coil should be 1-2 ohms resistance. Get yourself an ohmmeter and check it. best way to check is to figure out what wire runs from the computer to the coil and follow the wiring all the way to the coil making sure theres no rips or shorts. If there isnt, then I would splice into the two wires and run two new wires over to the coil. If it still doesnt have spark then its a faulty computer and should be replaced. Good luck

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I have 1992 Dodge D150 with 318 magnum. It won't

is this vehicle fitted with a chipped key ?? iam thinking factory immobilisor here?? but not sure what year it was introduced in america

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

g-monkey
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SOURCE: 88 dodge ram charger 5.2 ltr engine....intermittant spark

pickup coil in the distributor failing get a reman distributor good luck

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: how hard is it to install pickup coil in the

The pick-up coil/stator is easily replaced in a dodge distributor, and once you have removed the distributor cap and the ignition rotor, then just dis-connect the wire connector from the pick-up coil/stator and lift it straight up and out of the distributor, and the distributor does not have to be removed or dis-assembled to replace the pick-up coil/stator. There are two alignment tabs on the pick-up coil/stator that will match up with the distributor cap when the pick-up coil/stator is properly installed. Here are two images to help assist you.


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