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85 Dodge Prospector runs until you turn key to run position

Starts up with key in start position but dies when turned back to run position

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It sounds like the wiring in the ignition.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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    vickijo775 Nov 05, 2012

    OK Let me add this: Starts 1st time, every time WHEN COLD. After it warms even just a little bit will not re-start. We are thinking the coil?

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SOURCE: runs real rough up to 1500 rpm and dont hardly idle

Change your fuel filter for starters. I'm assuming you keep up with tune ups so plugs and wires wouldn't be the issue. If you haven't changed your PCV valve in a while I woud change it, or at least clean it. That plays with all sorts of systems. And finally, the most irritating one. the EGR valve. They can cause all sorts of problems so the symptoms can be all over the place. Aside from killing your performance, they also confound mechanics by behaving like other problems. Good luck.

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