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93 shadow stumbling hesitating stalling

Hi, i have a 93 shadow with mood swings. sometimes it drives like a brand new car and other times it idles uneven and rough. it has stalled when revving in park and will buck like it is choking out when giving it gas (though not all the time and usually at lower steady speeds). ive replaced the plugs and wires, and fuel pump and filter, pcv valve, and air filter, and flushed the fuel tank. the problem is very inconsistent. any ideas? i was thinking of doing the cap and rotor, and maybe the egr next, any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

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  • coopdc Dec 07, 2008

    I also have similar problems. There is a strong smell of fuel when under the hood. Shop replaced O2 Sensor, Fuel Pump, Fuel Filter (twice), re-gapped spark plugs, Catalytic Converter. Cost me a lot of money and problem is not solved. If you find out what your problem is, let me know. I will do the same.

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Like 'nstripes' 9/08 post, my 1990 Shadow has the same problem (mood swings pretty much describes it. It has gotten increasingly to be a more consistent problem though since in addition to changing all the things that 'nstripes' said they changed, I've changed the coil, spark plugs, asked the Dodge dealer to diagnose it and they thought it was an EGR but mine's a 2.5 turbo and don't see an EGR on it and Chilton's says there is no EGR on a turbo. Anyway, I will check into the pickup coil next. I had an 88 Dakota that had that problem once although it behaved more like the post here described, not like Nstripes' post describes... identical problem I guess.

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  • Toolmantim2 Nov 12, 2014

    Was not a pickup coil--appears to be the waste gate valve linkage bad on the turbocharger. Hope this saves you some cash... tricky problem when the dealer isn't able to give a definitive diagnosis. Good luck everyone.

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Dat sounds electrical check the alternator and all relay and fuses

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