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The engine has been starting and running fine, but suddenly yesterday, after a heavy rain overnight, I found it would only run 10 seconds or less, then die. Apparently coincidentally, the starter motor then came loose (a stripped thread on a mounting bolt, with the ground lead) so I replaced the starter motor. I got a new computer just 4 or 5 years ago, so that should be alright. It seems obvious it is not getting fuel (I can hardly get it to even start now). I am not familiar with electronic fuel systems, and would appreciate feedback. -- Harry

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Water in the fuel would think as well.

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If you left your car in the rain, maybe rain water got into your fuel tank. Check if there's an increase in the fuel level.

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Sounds like you may have a leaky injector which is both leaking fuel into one of the cylinders, and bleeding down any fuel rail pressure. Extra fuel makes it hard to start, loss of rail pressure takes a few seconds for fuel pump to build pressure back up.

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I had this problem with 99 Durango and went to AutoBeef.com and learned that this problem notorious for 98 & 99 Durango. After reading all the entries I was encouraged to replace the PCM "Brain". The site also listed the name of an online company that sells brains for <300.00. It was so easy to fix -- I had my brother and son help me to remove 3 screws and replace the brain. The guys from the online company that sells computer brains told me how to do it (Florida Based company -- can't remember the name but you can google)

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your timing may be off usually when that happens . . have u done any work to the car recently?

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Yes they do but I would rather think you have a bad battery cabe connection to the system, sometimes the battery cable corrudes and you can't see it try replacing the cable ends and the connector ends espically if they are by the battery.

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Could be a bad catalytic converter. Have the exhaust back pressure checked. Check the fuel pressure & if possible,drive with the gauge on & see what happens when it dies. If the pressure is good,then it's not fuel. Write back if you have more issues.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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