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If I change spark plugs and wires do I change the rotor and distributor cap also?
It is recommended to replace distributor cap and rotor at the same time you are having the spark plugs and spark plug wires replaced. The cap and rotor contacts will wear down just like the spark plug electrodes wear down...
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Hi, I just wondering if i can put a 1996 5.9 2500 engine on a 1999 5.9 1500 dodge ram? Thanks in any advice!
Hi there: It's very difficult to give you a yes or no answer without fully inspecting all components related to the engine and determining whether you'll have ECU issues, however, as long as the motor mounts are the same; which...
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How can I get my truck to start??
Hi there. The check engine coming light on leads me to believe the ECM (engine control module)/computer has recognized the fault. Accessing the ECM for codes may help identify what component may have failed. The no start could be the...
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Flames coming from the tailpipe and rough idle
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1984 Dodge D250 to have a rough engine idle and have flames coming from the exhaust. When flames are seen coming form the exhaust it is most often due to unburnt fuel...
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Won't start after it runs for a few minutes until I let it set for hours.
Hello - if the Check Engine light is on, getting the problem codes is the first task. Check also battery and ground cable connections for corrosion or loose connectors. Determining whether you are missing spark or fuel during these "hot...
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Do I need donut gaskets for the exhaust manifold?
If the exhaust does not have a leak as a result of the missing gaskets, I would not recommend going through the trouble of having them installed. However, the moment that the exhaust starts to leak out of the manifold...
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Used a OBD II and it came up as P0302 and it has check engine light on, trans temp, OD Off what does all this mean ?
Hi there: The P-0302 OBD-II code is an indicator that cylinder 2 is misfiring and is not getting the necessary spark to its spark plug. When any error code is triggered, it will illuminate the check engine light. Some of...
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Top water hose gets hot with new thermostat
Hello. This is completely normal operation of the vehicle's cooling system. The top radiator hose should always be warmer than the bottom. As coolant flows through the water pockets in the engine it picks up heat, and it is then...
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Rough idle and smoking issue
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1999 Dodge Durango to have a rough idle and smoke. There are several different colors of smoke that can come from and engine. Grey smoke is typically oil, black smoke is unburnt fuel...
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my car is not idling and wants to stall while stationary or moving slow after it gets warm.
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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The car cranks and has a gas smell but won't start. Could it be the ignition coil or the distributor?
Hi there: If the O2 sensor was never replaced, the no starting issue might be due to that component finally giving up. However, in most cases, when you smell fuel, it's a pretty obvious sign that the issue is related...
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All four brakes locking up after being driven for about 45 minutes
Hi there, if work was recently done on the master cylinder or brake booster, check to see if the brake push rod (manual or power assisted) has too little free play. If it is too tight, the master cylinder piston...
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I have a 1995 dodge ram 1500 with a 5.9 L Magnum and it is making this weird noise that started after a heater core exchange
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First find all of the vacuum lines that are cracked and replace all of them. Then check the heater control valve to see if it has a vacuum leak on it. With the heater...
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Car started shaking. Cleaned carb and air filter. Now it starts, runs, dies, or starts and dies.
Hello. The stalling issues you are having may by caused by a variety of issues. Typically these symptoms can be blamed on fuel, spark, or air. Fuel and spark being the most common systems to fail. Starting with the air...
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Car stalls while driving 1998 Dodge 2500 5.9L manual transmission vehicle
Hello - to directly answer your question, "Yes", a failing crankshaft position sensor can cause stalling while driving, sometimes because of heat-related failure, other failure modes may include a pothole or other jolt while driving. If it does turn on...
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Truck stalls when shifting into drive from park or reverse
Hi there. The vehicle running great, once past the initial stall, leads me away from a fuel delivery concern. The stalling issue may be, the minimum airflow rate is not properly set. This could be the result of a dirty...
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Engine knocking 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - your description may cover multiple issues. The engine misfire could be caused by bad spark plugs, coils or even a fuel supply problem The knocking noise may well be a worn or damaged connecting rod or crankshaft bearing....
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Wants to stall. At idle and under acceleration
Hi there: If your 1986 Dodge W250 is fuel injected, this issue is commonly caused by an idle control valve or the throttle body which is most likely dirty and simply needs to be cleaned. If it's the carburetor version...
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When at idle truck wants to stall
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1986 Dodge W250 to want to stall when coming to a stop and sputter under acceleration. The most common causes are the power brake booster, vacuum leak, MAF sensor, oxygen sensor, crankshaft...
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My truck cranks but is slow to start. It idles rough and stalls out. I've already replaced my fuel pump - what could it be? 1997 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - I believe your problem is low fuel pressure, at least during the cranking phase. If the fuel pump check valve is not maintaining pressure in the fuel system while the engine is turned off, cranking time is long...

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