Engine Performance problem
1996 Dodge Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 294458 miles
I have a 1996 Dodge, 2500 van, 318 V8, VIN # 2B4HB25Y9TK119186, 294,487 miles. The engine has never been touched other then oil & filter changed every 3000 to 4000 miles Q State 10 W 40 and fram PH8 filter. In the last 2 times I drove the van. First time is was backing out of a parking space turning to the driver side and it died ( outside temp about 90%) but started right back up. This is the first time this has happen ever. The next day I drove about 5 miles, was making a right moving turn and it died again. This time it would not start and in waiting about an hour for a tow truck I tried to restart it ever 10 to 15 minutes. It would turn over but not once did it try to fire it was like it out of gas (had ¾ + tank). It was picked up on flat bed tow (front to the back of the bed) and taken about 5 mile to may home. Unloaded and signed all the paper work, secured the van and the last thing I did was try to start it and it started right up like it always did. I don’t want to drive it because I am afraid it will quit again.
This is what I have done ( see photo below questions) Item # 1 I am not sure what this is, but the line that goes into the front of the carburetor has a short piece of hose and it was cracked bad all the way around in 2 places. I replaced this and checked the fuel pressure on rail test point, not running is was about 45 and running it went up to about 47 to 49. I did a vacuum check at the intake and it was 18 and steady. I had the fuel pump replaced at 234,383 miles.
My cruse control has not worked for some time ihave tried to find the cruse control unit but am not sure. From the photo (where is it) the # 1 goes down below the heater blower motor, 2 to driver gas feed and 3 to the tranny. So is the cruse under the blower motor? The fuse is good and the stop lights all work when I put it on the light in dash comes on, but no control.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 9:54 AM