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Old 01-15-2010, 11:39 AM
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For the last few weeks my Dodge (1998 V10 with automatic transmission) was having a bit of an issue starting. It cranked just a bit longer than normal when starting. I also noticed while driving that it seemed as if I was experiencing a bit of a backfire after letting off on the gas slightly. The truck also seemed to experience a delay in shifting gears (automatic transmission). I was scheduled to take the truck into my local Dodge dealership this coming Monday. However this morning I started the truck (same sort of delay cranking) and let it run for about 4 minutes. I put it into reverse and the truck stalled. I started it again (slight delay) let it idle a few more minutes, then shifted back into reverse and it stalled again. The third time I started it up again, let it idle, then put it into drive to get it back into the driveway, the truck moved forward and then stalled. The gauges don't indicate a problem, and the battery was new last year. It seems to me that perhaps I am having an alternator problem...or perhaps even a timing belt issue. I have never had an issue with a vehicle stalling when putting it into gear...so perhaps this is a classic timing belt issue. Does anyone think the battery might be at fault? The truck will now need to be towed to the Dealership to be serviced, but I am trying to get my head around what the issue may be. The truck only has 55,000 miles on it. Never had an issue and is serviced frequently. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide. Tony
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:48 AM
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There's no timing belt in the 8.0L. Remove the intake hose and have a look at the butterflies. They're probably dirty and need a good cleaning. There's a thread in the knowledge base you can use as a guide.
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Thank you Randy for the heads up. Much appreciated.
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Could be a dirty throttle body . Haven't seen a Dodge do this , but when I worked for GM I saw alot of lockup convertor solenoids go bad . It would act like dumping the clutch on a car without giving it any gas when putting it in gear . Hopefully you'll get some good news . Has the battery gone dead here recently on ya ?
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i had the reverse issue with my first truck it was a sensor in the engine that stalls to protect the truck from something.
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IACV (idle air control valve) maybe? It will cause stalling. It is located on your throttle body. all you need to do is remove your intake, and use an allenwrench to remove the motor. To test if it works, Remove it from the throttle body, and turn the key, it should move. Do not start it though. While it is off along with your air hat, I would clean your throttlebody.

If you do not wish to take the throttle body off, that's fine. Just spray the cleaner onto a rag and wipe it down along with the housing for the IACV.
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i had the reverse issue with my first truck it was a sensor in the engine that stalls to protect the truck from something.

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thats what they told me
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No such sensor exists. Shutting down the engine while in gear would be a stupid thing to do since you'd lose brake boost and power steering assist.
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i dont know what to tell you but ya well that sucks cause the had me pay to fix this LOL never said i was good at car probs.
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