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The "three" is not intended. I recently bought the car and love it. It drove beautifully for a couple of months and then suddenly started "missing" from time to time. There was loss of power and stumbling -- chugging and, at times, making a metalic clanking noise as it slowed down or as I tried to give it gas for increased speed. Three mechanics have searched, changed plugs, wires, various sensors, etc. They have checked the fuel pump and tracked wiring to make sure there was not a loose ground connection somewhere. One asked friendly Chrysler mechanics for ideas. Nothing seems to help.

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  • uacbishop Sep 11, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. I am calling the mechanic that has the car now to suggest changing the sensor(s) in the manifold. It has been on the computer many times and it shows no code when it is running well and "misfire" when it is doing its thing. Thanks again. I shall await further word.

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  • uacbishop Sep 11, 2009

    dmftrucker: I shall call the mechanic regarding the camshaft and crankshaft timing sensors as you suggest. I know the "timing belt was changed when I got the car a few months ago. The mechanic just said that someone had suggested to him that it might be the "EGF" valve??? He will check that as well. Thanks for your help. I will be back in touch sometime -- the mechanic is closing his shop for the day now. Uacbishop

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It sounds like a catalytic converter in your exhaust has come apart .This would cause the lack of power due to restriction of exhaust flow and also could explain your rattling noise .Smack on the exhaust up by the converter to see if you here the rattle .If so start with replacing the converter .

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I take it they changed the 02 sensor also in the manifold, possibly two of them and three 02 sensors on some big V-8's, they can be a real headache, then make sure all the TROUBLE codes are erased and start all over and see if this causes it I would still put it on the computer and have them erase all or any codes especially the "HARD" codes.

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    daniel hendrickson Sep 11, 2009

    another thing you could have him check are the "Crankshaft & Camshaft" timing sensors.daniel

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