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97 Dodge Avenger engine quits whemn warm

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    My friend has a 1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5 V-6 when engine gets warm it quits running, engine does not sputter or miss, it just quits running.

    Sometimes if you wait 10-15 minutes it starts but runs for an even shorter time.

    And I put my scanner on it and there are no codes.

    What's up with it.

    Is there any bulletins about this?

    Gary Bryant
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  2. vpr80

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    Doesn't anyone know how to use Google Search....FIRST item that comes up:

    Engine
    Moderate Problems Periodic problems on this vehicle are failures of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve and the Distributor. Failure of the Distributor applies to (2.5L V6 engines) only. Failure of the Distributor may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the EGR Valve is estimated at $125.00 for parts and $58.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Distributor is estimated at $660.00 for parts and $91.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
     
  3. rooferbob

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    Trap shooting forum? Sometimes I really wonder
     
  4. FalconSprint

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    Oh Bob, can you read? OFF TOPIC SECTION, for OFF TOPIC THREADS!!!!!!
     
  5. Ross

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    Sounds like a coil, they will sometimes "open up" when they get hot, given 10--15 minutes to cool they will fire right up but quit again (get hot)very quickly. Happened to me one time, tried everything else until there was nothing left except the coil, and the old coil still tested good when it was cool. Just my own experience. Ross Puls
     
  6. mx2005

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    ROSS I was going to say the same thing seems like a coil problem to me to.It also could be a Module problem depending on what type of a ignition system is in it. Check them to thingas out first.
     
  7. FalconSprint

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    OK, I'm sorry, please forgive me, for I am a sinner, I just could not help myself this one time. I too am waiting for spring. I must drown some night crawlers at the local river. F/S.
     
  8. dhip

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    module or sensor possibly

    Doug H.
     
  9. ET1872

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    Gary i have dist.that will work for you its off a 99 chrysler sebring 2.5
     
  10. The Literalist

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    I'd say weak hammer spring.
     
  11. Ahab

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    Wrong Lit ... it's the piston return spring!
     
  12. leadvail

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    Loose nut behind the steering wheel? Just kidding!. Bob
     
  13. LUGNUTZ426

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    ICE PACK THE PCM. IF IT TAKES LONGER TO STALL THATS YOUR PROBLEM.
    IF THAT IS NOT IT NEED TO NARROW IT DOWN. NO SPARK OR NO FUEL? IF INJECTORS KEEP FIRING IT COULD BE THE COIL. BORROW A NOID LIGHT FOR THAT. IF BOTH INJECTORS AND COIL ARE FIRING ELECTRICALLY, CHECK FUEL PRESSURE. I HAVE SEEN CRAP COLLECT ON THE SOCK AND CUT OFF PRESSURE. AFTER IT SITS FOR A WHILE IT WILL FALL OFF INTO THE TANK AND LET IT START UP. RARE BUT POSSIBLE ON AN OLD CAR. DROP ME A PM IF YOU NEED MORE HELP.
     
  14. Remstar311

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    Coil would be my first replacement. Also, as stated above check the fuel pressure. May be tired pump. Also just do me a favor and check that the exhaust is coming out the tail pipe fine.
     
  15. dshot

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    I had one that did the same thing, had it checked out and repaired very cheap, I forgot what the problem was but very inepences repair job.
     
  16. ABH

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    As soon as the engine quits,pull a plug and check for spark.If none,replace the coil.
     
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