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1988 dodge 250 van/ 318

Ok, I got this van from my Grandad, who drove it daily in town, and twice a month out of town, never had a problem. I get this and on a trip it starts leaking anti-freeze, found a little ceeping hole in the line from the intake to the water pump, so I change it, I had also changed the water pump as well. I started driving it again and on short (5-10 mile) trips it does fine but when I drive a distance(10-?miles) and I go to slow down to stop it wil stall, after I get it running again, I have to keep my foot on the gas to keep it running at a slow or stoped speed... Someone told me it was the fuel filter, is this the problem or is it something else?

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  • swillison Feb 06, 2009

    I will check this out, is this something that can be replaced or can i fix it?

  • swillison Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks, you don't think that maybe it getting a little too warm and maybe not wanting to run? temp gauge shows normal but seems like it's warm to me???


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If it runs at highway speeds then I doubt it's fuel filter. I'd check the operation of the idle speed motor. Here's a link to a diagram so you'll know what to look for & what to do. just scroll down to your engine (fig# 2 ) & click on small picture to expand it.

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    Mike Butler Feb 06, 2009

    If yours is same as one in picture, you'll probably need to replace it, but you can try a little spray on it behind boot & on connection, to see if it helps at all, you may get lucky.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Feb 08, 2009

    Just to confirm, this is fuel injected correct, because they did have some still carbureted around that year.


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