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I have a 89 dodge ramcharger with the same throttlebody 318 it had the same exact problem ecxept worse. all I had to do to fix it was pick up a rebuild kit (bout 20 bucks, not including injecters) and clean the **** out of it. runs great now. I would also recommend new plugs and wires but prolly not neccesary

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012

fuse box located below steering column on back of panel. remove 4 phillips screws from acess panel to expose fuse block.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on May 03, 2012

have battery tested could have a dead cell.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 24, 2011

its your balist resistor you will find it on the firewall,its useally made of white porcelin and has a 2 wire feed

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 25, 2011

check all the vacuum lines, and the PCV valve, get a can of carb cleaner, and while the motor is running, spray short bursts of the carb cleaner all around where vacuum lines are located, if the motor rev's up thats where your leak is going to be

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011

Yes it is. i know this because we totaled our front end on this make and we had to replace both fenders,inner fenders, grill, front plate, radiator plate and a lot more. in the junkyard we got most of our parts off of a charger. hope i helped

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011

the process for chasing this electrical 'ghost' is to test the motor ( I like to run a wire from the battery to the motor and test if it works that way). Then you will want to test the switch this can be done by doing a continuity test and operating the switch while it is hooked up to your multimeter. If that is okay, then you want to test the relay, this is done by trying a swap out or connecting it up to a battery ( 9 volts are the best) and seeing if that can make thte relay move. You can also operate the switch while the relay is powered on, but in this case if you have gotten this far you will know that the relay is really the only thing left, other then the fuse (which should have been checked first) and the wires.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

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1983 Dodge... | Answered on May 20, 2011

If you are referring to the carb, it is adjusted by 'playing by ear'. Once is for the gas and the other is for the air. Move the screws quarter turns and observe. Take note how many movements are made so you can redo what you have done. Sometimes spraying carb cleaner helps.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on May 15, 2011

It sounds like you have a defective Ignition switch, not the key cylinder but the actual electrical switch that powers up the system that the key cylinder operates. The ignition system gets power from two sources, one is crank and the other is the run signal, if the switch is defective and only the crank circuit works then the ignition system looses power once the engine starts and you release the key from the crank position to the run position. This is a common symptom of a defective ignition switch. I don't see a 440 V8 listed for 1983 Dodge pickups, please clarify what this is you have here.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on May 07, 2011

If you go to AutoZone.com and register (free) you can nagivate your way to the "repair info" section. Once there look at the list in the center of the page and click on "emission controls:, after that look on the left side of the page for "VACUUM DIAGRAMS". the proper vacuum diagram should be there for your truck.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on May 07, 2011

I am not really sure but I would get the starter checked out sounds like a weird problem with the starter

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 18, 2011

Hello peterrole1 ,

The easiest way I can think of is to switch the power to the coil. Put a switch inline on the positive side of the coil. When it's off no power to the coil when on the power is restored.


1983 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

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1983 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Sounds like the accelerator pump circuit in the carb is not squirting fuel in when you depress the accelerator. That is why you get the lag in acceleration before it decides to launch. When you open the carb you should get a steady stream of fuel from the accelerator pump. With the engine not running look down the carb throat and open the throttle blades and visually check to see that there is a stream of fuel when doing so. If not time to rebuild the carb, or just get another accelerator pump for
the carb.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011

I "heard" if you remove the battery cable for a short time, it should reset.

1983 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

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