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87 dodge ramcharger 4x4 engine problems

Engine boggsdown like its not getting spark or gas. replaced ballast resister,voltage regulator,vac ,dist. plugs,wires ,fuel pump,filter,fuel lines. runsgood on cool mornings befor its acts up, go about 15 miles befor problem starts.pull over an shut truck for a few minutes an it will start an run fine for a few more miles. when its warmer in the afternoon only get 2-3 miles befor it acts up

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  • strykat53 Jan 10, 2009

    replaced the plugs all 8 are new

  • strykat53 Jan 10, 2009

    live in florida no fuel line freezing hear

  • strykat53 Jan 10, 2009

    so far none of yalls solutions have helped now i can not pull bout of my driveway.its worse thank you an yall are dodge mecankinices

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Replace the rotor cap.

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You can refer to the manual :)

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/mmp/dodge~ramcharger~repair_manual~parts.html

U need to purchase that for any future issues ....


However, the solution for ur problem :)

I am very familiar with this problem as I have owned an 1989 Dodge Ram Charger with the same engine and transmission package since it was new. I went through the same thing with mine many years ago.
I determined that the plugs were fouling due to an over-rich condition in the fuel delivery system, a sticking EGR valve and faulty O2 sensor. I initially solved the problem by installing new (high quality) plug wires and platinum spark plugs (I used Bosch single electrode). This was when I learned that platinum plugs are more foul resistant than conventional.
This actually was a band-aid fix to the actual problem which turned out to be a combination of the oxygen sensor and a sticky EGR valve. I religiously maintain my EGR valve by cleaning it and the I/O ports as well as keeping the O2 sensor renewed at regular intervals and the problem has not reappeared in over 10 years.


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Hi my name is Allen!

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    Big A's Auto Repair Jan 18, 2009

    Sorry I tried to give you a solution but the system kicked me out, I will wait for the problem to come up again and help you out at that time.



    Thanks Allen

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Check for vacuum leaks.  It is because of how fast the car idles. When you start the car it is idling high and when the engine warms up it slows the idle to about 650 RPMs and the torque converter in your transmission is slipping and not moving you forward at that low an RPM. 

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Have you cleaned your throtlebody as the sympoms you give suggest the throtle bodys got some contaminents in it

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Well since you have basically replaced everything lets try a cheap fix and a likely possibility. go to autozone or such and pick up a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze. put two in now... and one each time you fill your tank

Robert

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 10, 2009

    that's not the point of the fuel line antifreeze... it contains alcohol and s ucks up water in the gas tank and fuel lines... give it a try...



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    Roberta Smith Jan 18, 2009

    it's possible the catylitic converter is plugged

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Check the plug

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