1988 Dodge Aries Repair Question
Dodge Aries Engine Problem
Check the spark plugs, wires and ignition coils for a start.
Are you able to keep the engine running if you feather the throttle ?
It does keep running with the throttle feathered, however it is not steady and does stumble.
The idling speed is too low and I would suggest cleaning the throttle body and checking for vacuum leaks.
I found a broken vacuum line coming from the heated air and purge canister nipple. I am going to get a vacuum splice to fix the line. Would that fix this issue?
If it is a constant vacum line, it most probably would fix the problem. You need to get it fixed to know it that is the cause. You can try plugging the vacuum source to test.
I have ran down all the vacuum lines. Made the repair I mentioned earlier and no improvement.
Also, when I open the throttle, a white vapor comes out. Is that normal? The car develops a strong gas smell when repeatedly started and kept running by giving it gas.
If anything is coming out of the throttle, it could mean the ignition timing is too advanced.
Symptoms indicates the engine is running rich and if you have not checked the spark plugs and related components, go through them.
I have checked those. I am going to check the timing belt next to see if it is okay.