1992 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 168xxx miles
Ok this is what happen. I was low on gas so I drove to the gas station to fill up. After I filled up I pulled in to the highway. As I got on the high way it start to drive fine but after a minute or two it started to sputter and misfire. So I pulled it over and parked it. I though at first I got bad gas so I siphon some gas out of the tank but it looked good. So then I checked the spark on the ignition coil and it was red not blue. So I figure the problem is electrical. I had the coil tested and it passed. I then started to look at the distributor and the pulse ring in the distributor was rubbing the pick up coil so I replaced the distributor and pick up coil. It sounds better at start up but after it starts it bogs down and starts to misfire. If you give it gas the truck doesn't really know what to do it doesn't rev it feels like the engine is trying to shut itself off as if it is retarding the timing. It seems like its out of time but had the #1 piston at top dead center.I never moved the engine when I replaced the distributor so it should have been in time when I replaced it. I though it maybe the timing chain because of code 11 Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking but I want to be sure. I was told it was the timing chain or crank sensor? What else can I test?
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 1:07 PM