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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Ok again its a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L(318). Its running realllllllllllllllly rich. I dont know what it is. I just put a new distributor cap,rotor, plugs, wires,134 AMP alternator, and a new igniton Coil. I dont know what the problem is. But its blowing a ton of smoke out of the exhaust. And it smells like unburned fuel. I put about $120.00 worth of gas in it and only went about 200 miles. Thats not good.lol. Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks, A.J. Hall!.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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pull codes

check coolant temp senser, intake air senser and o2 sensers
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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what he said.

most likely a coolant temp sensor, or o2. Worst case scenerio is a spent fuel regulator, or a stuck injector
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Sounds like a bad injector dumping fuel
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buy a for sale sign, problem solved!
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How do I figure out iuf the injector is bad?
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How do I figure out iuf the injector is bad?
you gotta pull the trouble codes first then check the injectors
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drive it into a big tree. make sure you stay in it.. J/K
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How do you have every single problem known to man with that truck?
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lol I dont know man you tell me.

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you gotta pull the trouble codes first then check the injectors
k im gonna run to autozone and have them check the light i'll get back with ya. Thanks.
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K Just got back from AutoZone, the scanner said its a O2 sensor in BANK 1 so I think that means its on the motor right? anyone got one of these. I dont wanna pay $65.00.lol. Im out of money. haha damn truck.
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K Just got back from AutoZone, the scanner said its a O2 sensor in BANK 1 so I think that means its on the motor right? anyone got one of these. I dont wanna pay $65.00.lol. Im out of money. haha damn truck.
Take the sensor out, use a propane torch to make to red. Don't let it get cherry red. After the red is gone, hit it with an air compressor nozzle.

Repeat 3-4 times, and you might clean the carbon out good enough for it to work again.

Worth a shot if you don't have money.

But I'm afraid a new one will pay for itself with three fillups.
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coolant temp sensor was the cause on my truck and it was blowing lots of black smoke + misfiring.
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coolant temp sensor was the cause on my truck and it was blowing lots of black smoke + misfiring.
Yea dude, I just put a new temp. sensor in. I also put a new temp. sending unit in. BUT im still not getting a temperture guage reading.lol.
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o2 sensor bank one is the one on the drivers side bank, near the exh man. that truck i belive has 3 o2 sensors, one on each bank, then one after the cat.
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o2 sensor bank one is the one on the drivers side bank, near the exh man. that truck i belive has 3 o2 sensors, one on each bank, then one after the cat.
O shit, i replaced the one right before the cat!!. So theres one on each side of the motor?
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Old November 27th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #20
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On all OBD II vehicles (96 and later) there are atleast 4 O2 sensors. Two on each side, on each side there is one before and one after the catalytic converter. You should also let us know what codes were pulled. Sometimes an intake gasket leak can trigger the wrong codes, make you use more fuel due to a false o2 sensor reading.


my bad didnt read the date on the thread, its old but learning can be done.
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