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DODGE SPIRIT GAS PROBLEM

1994 Dodge Spirit • 143,000 miles

94 dodge spirit 3.0, ive replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, plugs, wires, cap n rotor, o2 sensor and removed previous owners cold air intake and put it entirely back to stock. It idles perfect and if your really light on the fuel peddal its fine. Its when you wanna get somewhere and give it some gas, it chugs and misfires and shifts all funny. Ive also used a 4 gauge wire to ground the block to the body and I hollowed my converter. Only engine code I get is a 33 for something to do with th a/c. Any ideas? The top of the fuel tank is rusted out and I know theres water in my gas. When I turn left it loses all power and just about shuts off, then all of the sudden its got a ton of power and takes right off. I have no idea what it could be. Please help me.


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Dustinwoodworth
November 22, 2012.



The tension may change slightly but it's a cogged belt so the timing doesn't change unless it actually jumps a tooth which usually requires a pulley failure for that and when it does, the car no longer runs and all the valves are bent.

Wrenchtech
Dec 3, 2012.
Well I checked and it didnt jump teeth, pulleys were in good normal condition and I measured both old and new belts and the old on was longer, it was cracked and visibly worn to death. Looked ready to snap. Now that the new belt, waterpump, and tensioner are on it runs perfect.

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Dustinwoodworth
Dec 3, 2012.
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