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01 dodge running rough at idle and poor driving performance

Having similar problem with my 01 dodge 1500 5.9lit. Truck idles rough and then will idle erraticly between 700 - 900. If you give the throttle a tap it will smooth out for a few minutes and return to the same thing. Once you get it the road its stops, but once you put in park it starts surging again. It has not stalled but is getting close. Fuel mileage is bad and has no power. I have changed iac,tps,plugs,wires,dis cap and rotor and the cat con. Any suggestions?

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  • smcnutt33 Sep 05, 2009

    no I have not turned the dist. It has 169,000 miles on it. No it does not use oil. I have had this truck at dodge several times, the only thing they do is charge me money and then tell me they cant help me because there is nothing wrong.So can any mech turn the cam sync or is going to be anouther dealership run around?

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Did u try turning the distributor??? if u did u need to take it to a shop and have the cam sync reset with a scanner,turning the distributor on those engines DOES NOT change timing.how many miles on this truck?? over time the dist. gear weares and it can also change the cam sync,also look at the little vacuum port on the passenger side of the intake manifold and see if the rubber plug or hose is missing off of it,also does this truck consume oil?? if it does it could also be your problem,a pan on the bottom of the intake manifold leaks and that could cause yur problem also,to test for that simply put your thumbs over the holes in the valve covers with it running..if it sucks yur thumbs in, that gasket needs to be replaced and it will also cut down or stop your oil use,hope this helps

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  • Efstathios Govas Sep 05, 2009

    no,id doesnt have to go to the dealer,any shop with a snap-on scanner or otc scanner or equivilent can adjust it for you,dealers like to say they cant help you or nothing is wrong when they just dont want to deal with it, i would also suggest pulling the injector rail and pullin the injectors out one by one and see if they have any kind of debris in them,thats a problem ive seen with this set up with alot of miles on them,let me know if i can help u any further if this helps

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