1994 Dodge Spirit car keeps stalling

Tiny
EVANJAMES3380
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  • 1994 DODGE SPIRIT
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Yesterday my '94 Dodge spirit started cutting off, or stalling out every time I slowed down to much or came to a stop. I took my car by O'Reillys auto store and they checked the battery and alternater and both checked out fine. The associate that checked it said it may be a fule regulator. The car will start roughly, and it idled just fine. But when u put it in gear u have to keep pressing the gas to keep it running. What do u think is causing it to keep cutting off, or stalling out?
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 6:02 AM

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Tiny
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O'Reilly's aren't mechanics so take everything they say with a grain of salt. Check your fuel pressure with a gauge and clean the throttle plate on both sides and iac hole with choke cleaner
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 6:13 AM
Tiny
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Ok, Im sure exactly what u mean. I'm not dumb, I just know very little about cars. I dropped the car off at a mechanic last night and I'm waiting for him to call me. But I asked because if its something simple enough to do myself, is rather do it to save money. I don't want to get over charged. I'm hoping its not something tocomplicated or serious. It's a good sign that the car will start and idle. And it will move as long as u keep giving it gas. Thanks for ur answer, but I don't know how to perform the action that u said. I only know where the basic parts of a car is.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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No problem.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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Sorry, I ment to say that I "don't" know exactly what u mean. So if u can simply tell me what to do it would be great. But if u can't explain it in an email or don't have the time then that's ok. But thank you.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 7:11 AM
Tiny
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Rent a fuel gauge for an auto parts, and connect to fuel rail, turn key on and see if it reads 39 psi for a 2.2 L or 2.5 L 55 for a 3.3L or 48 for a 3.5l if not that minimum replace the pump
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 7:27 AM
Tiny
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Oh, ok. My car is a 3.0 . So if its below 55 then the fule pump is broke?
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 7:49 AM
Tiny
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Not broken just doesn't give enough pressure. But will need replacing which will require dropping the tank out of the car.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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Do u know how much it would cost, and if its something I can do myself? Of do u have to have special tools?
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
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Prices vary all across u.S. Check locally you might be able to do yourself butit's a tough job.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 9:41 AM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks. I'm going to call the garage mechanic I left it with soon. I appreciate ur help and ill let u know what he says it is.
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Friday, August 16th, 2013 AT 9:46 AM

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