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My '99 Dodge surges when I go out to start it. I usually have to cycle the key at least three times before I try to crank the motor before it will start at all. It does this every time, however, sometime it takes more attempts than others. It has taken me up to 5 minutes to get it started before. It always starts eventually, and when it does, it runs great. No problems with power at all. When it's surging, the pedal is completely dead. It will not move or do anything other than surge. After a few seconds of surging, it'll die on its own and the cycle starts all over. Any clue? All mechanics I've tried have no idea.

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Fly Wheel Pitch Gone

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2017

    For Robert Mcmillan: OPs question is not really clear on what the symptoms are, but in 50 years of working on cars/trucks, I've never heard the term Fly Wheel Pitch. Can you explain?

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    Robert Mcmillan Apr 13, 2017

    Your Having Problems Starting It But It Ran Fine After Starting It?

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    Robert Mcmillan Apr 13, 2017

    then its your flywheel

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Check for vacum leaks on hose going from the intake to the brake booster. Also check the dodge.com website. Click on the for users button. Enter in last eight digits of vin and see if pcm (computer) needs a update, or if there is any other open recalls on the van.

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I would recommend that you clean the intake throttle valve and idle speed control valve with carb cleaner, start the engine and hole a high idle while you spray (it will try to stall) the intake, use most of the can, then let the engine stall, disconnect the battery and wait one hour, reconnect battery and, start the engine and throttle it up good a couple of times to blow the carbon and sludge out, the idle should improve, if not you may have a hard part issue, but that is rare.

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Intrepid

it's a dodge!!! lol

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SOURCE: Trouble starting my 2002 Dodge Intrepid

it could be a number of things. i'd go with the easiest fix first. check your air filter, then check spark plugs, then fuel filter. replace as necesary. good luck

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Durango 5.9 L. RMP surges at all speeds. HELP.

Just an idea have the Cats been checked for plugging ? also you did change out the fuel filter right ? thanks Jerry holler if you need more

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