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Any ideas thanksI have a 1985 Dodge aires 2.2 efi when I start it cold I get a sooty exhaust and lack power until it warms up I have changed the plugs a little better.

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Have you check the engine coolant temp sensor to make sure it isn't reading too cold and making the fuel trim too rich. Also, may want to check for a vacuum leak or bad MAP sensor. The engine control module uses these sensors to keep car running until operating temperature is reached and then the oxygen sensor takes over..

Posted on Nov 07, 2014

  • Denny Sypniewski
    Denny Sypniewski Nov 08, 2014

    the car only has 25,000 miles on

  • Adam Scott Roberts Nov 08, 2014

    All the more reasons to check the things I suggested. If the car sits more than it is driven things crack and rodents can chew wires and hoses and sensors don't get activated enough and they stick.

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check your glow plug relay! located on the right side head

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how's your coolant level? Thermostat changed lately?

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Try replacing the coolant temperature sensor for the injection system.

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Does it smoke? Could possibly be sticking EGR valve. Remove and clean, or blank off and try running without it. If it runs better, this is your problem.

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Change the EGR valve.

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