WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VAN IS RUNNING SLUGGISH AND ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1989 Dodge Ram
  • 206,148 miles

What happens if the van is running sluggish and you check the spark plugs and all of them are producing a spark but only 4 of them make the van idle down to the point where it will cut off? Is that the cylinders and if so how much of a repair job is that?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 4:06 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
  • Expert
  • 16,290 posts

What is litre size of engine? You did a cylinder balance test and only 4 cylinders had any effect on idle? The ones that had no effect are considered dead cylinders. Check Spark--fuel--compression. Are there any applicable mil codes?

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 5:02 PM

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