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Old 08-11-05, 03:31 PM
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I have a 1988 dodge dakota 3.9 2 wheel drive. I have replaced plugs wires, plugs, dist cap, (ISC)acutator, fuel filter, ignition coil and airfilter to no avail. This vehicle will either sputter or will not start at times. Then after some serious cranking it will start as if nothing ever happened. I think it is the fuel pump, but wonder if there is something cheaper or easier to try first. this is a T.B.I unit. THX
 
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Old 08-11-05, 03:40 PM
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I would check the fuel filter first there pretty cheap. If its clogged it wont allow enough fuel to get to the engine
 
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Old 08-12-05, 06:16 PM
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I agree, the fuel filter is cheaper and easier to try, but Chrysler has a problem with fuel bleeding back into the tank, due to a bad check valve on the top of the pump module..
 
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Old 08-15-05, 01:28 PM
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ok I put a new fuel pump in it and it still cuts out, im lost
 
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Old 08-16-05, 02:46 AM
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check codes in the computer it could be a bad pickup in the distributer.
 
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Old 08-16-05, 06:02 AM
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To check the codes turn the key to the on position then off two times. With it back on the engine light will flash 2 digit codes.
 
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Sounds like an eratic electrical problem to me!
 
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Old 08-16-05, 07:35 PM
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I tried to test the pick up to no avail. I just put a new pick up in it 25$ I could care less at this point, I have put over 200$ in the last week or so, as far as codes go, i dont have any code reading equipment. If this doesn't solve the problem, its hitting the shop. I gave it my best and appreciate all of the ideas and posts'.............flushed
 
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Old 08-17-05, 05:45 AM
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I don't think you need code reading equipment for this truck.
To check the codes turn the key to the on position then off two times. With it back on the engine light will flash 2 digit codes.
 
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Since this is TBI while having someone cranking watch to see if the injectors are spraying fuel in a mist
 
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Old 08-20-05, 08:20 AM
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Well its been driven 100 miles with no problems thus far. Must have been the pick up.............thanks for all the posts' and suggestions, and a special thanks to bejay for the idea
 
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