1986 Dodge Aries runs strong then just dies

  • 1986 DODGE ARIES

Electrical problem
1986 Dodge Aries 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have an 86 dodge aries that runs real strong then just dies. It started intermitenly. I can drive it for 2 days and not have a problem but then on day 3 get 5 miles down the road and it'll just die. Wait 20 min and it'll start and run fine for another 10- 20 min. The problem is becoming more frequent. I've gave it a tune up(plugs wires distributer cap etc) but it still does it

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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 10:28 PM

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On a 86 the 2.2L 4 cylinder had distributor pick-up plate and map sensor problems. If you take the distributor cap and rotor off, you'll see the pick-up plate. This was checked by grabbing its wire and moving it around. The running engine would stall out. That may be it, especially after the cap was just off. There is a small round plate that moves through this pick-up plate, it was also a problem because it loosens up. These are inside the distributor.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 4:01 PM

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