Engine Performance problem
1995 Dodge Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 210000 miles
My Ram B2500 318Y engine has been stalling out for the last couple of weeks. The Check Engine Light has never come on during any of the episodes. At first I had a hard miss; I replaced the plugs, plug wires, dist. Cap/rotor and ignition coil. It rand great for several days then began to stall out again. It will die at any speed or condition (idle, at steady speed and while accelerating). Prior to stalling a slight miss occurs, at first it's intermittent then becomes more noticable and then it will stall. At idle it will just die suddenly.
When the engine is cold it usually will start and run for a few minutes, or long enough to make a short trip and get home (8 or 10 minutes). It will restart if you crank it immediately but then the stalling returns. The engine will run between stalls for shorter periods after each stall (1 minute, 30 seconds, 10 seconds, 3 seconds.) Until it will not fire at all. I get a strong crank as long as the battery lasts.
I checked flash codes several times and got 12, 14, 24, and 55. I replaced the MAP sensor and have not had the 14 or 24 since. I also replace the temp gauge sending unit because it was cracked and the IAC because it was excessively gunked up.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 5:49 AM