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Cylinder 4 reactivation controlled performance low oil pressure blocked oil passage m.d.s. solenoid open or shorted harness poor solonoid connection faulty engine controlled module

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My first car was a 1969 Dodge Coronet station wagon with the 318 cubic inch engine. Loved it!
In my experience, the most common reason for this behavior is a bad crank or cam position sensor (assuming your car has one of those), since they tend to fail hot.
Another possibility is that a dirty or worn ignition switch is supplying power to starter, but not the engine, when it gets warm. Try spraying with WD-40 to see if that helps.

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If it cranks good but won't start, make sure battery has a full charge. Have a helper crank it while you check for spark at the plugs, gasoline engine. If spark everywhere, use a gage and check proper fuel pressure and fuel injector pulse. Let us know what you find? I can only help with testing. You have to do the testing.

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Tune up, coils and wires.

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OK so you installed a circuit breaker..... Good for you, hey you need a relay switch to make it work properly. Cheers

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was the truck ever in an accident especially a front or fender hit if so theres exposed wires that are hitting each other maybe from bumpy driving then it happens try to trace wire harness from either side and look for insulation breaks in the wires also there could be a leak that water is getting to the fuse box and causing the hots to jump each other then in either case when you shut down and restart everything is normal till it jumps again sometimes body shop guys drill holes to pull out dents and they end up drilling through the wires then at certain times the current can jump circuits this also applies to front hits where sharp areas gradually cut the wires and on a bump hit you get the problem

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Have you replaced all the bulbs for the right rear lights?

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Sounds like you didn't tighten it FAR enough to bring the ring and pinion gears to a match point. If it's making noise on the power up side of the gears..... I'll not explain, you may not understand. Anyway, lift the rear tires off ground and pull the driveshaft loose from the rear. You'll find there's play/slop in the yoke when you turn it back and forth. Lock the tires and tighten the nut until there's practically no play whatsoever. Play must be just barely discernable to have enough backlash in the ring and pinion, and since your not pulling the rear plate/cover to check backlash with a piece of paper between the gears, this is the only way to do it. And if it's been loose for a long time, even with correct backlash, it will still make a bit of noise until the teeth reset to proper wear position.

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It will not open other doors or glove box

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Your ABS system may be acting up or has air in one of the lines. When you do the bleeding, be sure you use the correct procedure.

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Try changing the coolant temp sensor, it determines when the ECU shifts from open loop (cold) to closed loop(hot)

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I would suspect low refrigerant. If you have access to set of hoses or gauges check it out., or buy a can of refrigerant ant parts store and add 1 can. Spend the extra and buy recharge kit with hose, gauge and refrigerant. If you don't feel confident about doing this take it to a repair shop and have it done. Go to YouTube there will several videos of how to do this. Be careful.

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Most probably key memory lost. If key 2 is working then you can reprogram the one that has gone bad for free.

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if the electronics are all good than need to look at the injector pouring in a cleaner wont fix if injector is damaged or internally damaged

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if it has a spring between the side gears , it may be a limited slip diff center and the noise may have been the limited slip action coming off or engaging when one front wheel lost traction
if there is no metal bits in the diff then it may be nothing as long as both wheels turn the diff center , then the axle will still be intact

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