Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Dodge Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles
Hello, I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5.9 engine. About 2 months ago the water pump was replaced and has been running fine. About 4 weeks ago I noticed that it was taking 8-10 seconds to start when cranking the engine. It would eventually start. I went to a mechanic and he said it was either the crank sensor or a small part in the distributor (thin circular thing). He told me to crank the engine for about 2 seconds and then stop and crank it again and see if it would start, and it did, and does that every time. If I crank it for a second, stop, and crank it again it starts right away, but idols rough for about 15 seconds and then its fine. So the mechanic replaced the thing in the distributor and the crank sensor and it is still doing it with the extended crank. I went to another mechanic shop and they told me that they would have tried the same parts as the other mechanic. They plugged a computer into the truck and said that everything is fine, but that it had an extremly low RPM when cranking. They couldnt provide me any further information. I am at wits end now and would greatly appreceiate your assistance in this matter. Thank you very much!
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 10:10 AM