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Old June 9th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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starts great cold get it up to temp runs fine shut it off and you have to floor it to get it to start then it wont stay running and sputters out
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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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try a new cap and rotor, they seem to show themselves after driving rain and once the engine gets warm. Because of there location just under the hood seam water leaks on them and causes the cap to crack, I have had a few older dodge pick up and that happened ofter, i just always kept an exta set in the truck.
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sounds like the control module or ballist resistor
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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i agree with flat black. pull ecu and look at back if it is bulged out or discolored it prob needs to be replaced, same goes for voltage regulator.
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ignition control module?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #6
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Check the needle and seat in the carb?
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with the cold er weather it did not do it today starts and runs fine after its warm
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I agree with them too, as they could also be right. I have had problem with those as well, but its the temp of the day that has me leaning towards the cap and rotor, hot or humid days is when i saw the cap and rotor problem usually show just after or when it was raining. I would check all, none of these fixes are really that expensive.
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I had a 87 ramcharger, I had the same issue. I put on a spare coil and cap and rotor, problem fixed
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was the ballast resistor. should the new resistor be hot to the touch after running
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was the ballast resistor. should the new resistor be hot to the touch after running
The longer you have to crank the motor, the hotter they get. The guys on moparchat say they tend to get warm. But if they are hottt, then theres a wiring issue.
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well it fires right up but the resistor was hot after about 15 minutes
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Then I would fancy a guess at the ignition wiring somewhere. Instead of the resistor dropping ohms after the engine is fired, it is staying up in the 1.2ish ohms range which is making it hot. I would say you have an ignition issue somewhere.
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sounds to be a bad control module
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