1998 Dodge Intrepid starting

Tiny
GLARSEN
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  • 1998 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
Wont start cold. When you do get it going. Starts great and runs great warm
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 10:38 AM

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Tiny
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First I need you do a couple of thing ok. I need to know what the fuel pressure is before you try to start it. If you have a fuel pressure tester just hook it up to the valve on the fuel rail and record the reading. Then turn on the key and record the reading. If you do not have or have access to a fuel pressure tester then I need you do this instead.
Turn on the key you will hear the fuel pump come on and then of should be about 2-3 seconds ok. Then turn off the key for about 10 seconds and then turn the key back on (not starting the engine while doing this) and do this about 3-4 times then try to start it. If it starts like normal then you have a weak fuel pump. Get back to me as what you find ok.
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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Still wont start. Fires like it is flooded. Has new plugs, I get code 1391 on the scanner
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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Should have mentioned that. A p1391 is a cam or crank sensor problem. You need to replace on of them as one is bad. Here are pics of what you are looking for. The first is the cam sensor and the second is the crank


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_102746_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_483292_1.jpg

sensor. I hope this helps.
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 10:49 AM
Tiny
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Ya hi I put new plugs in. Now it startscold but it will idle then it like ya shut the key off quick and back on. It does that several times then dies. That ia when I get the code 1391 engine lights stays out till it dies a few times'. Only does this cold warm it up it idles fine
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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Like I said that code is for one of the two sensors. One must be bad.
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 8:14 PM

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