The contact stated that the failure was most prominent when the heater was activated and was intermittent. If it is stuck closed all the time, even at midrange, leave it. So if it heats up right away at idle, with a cold engine, then it is stuck open all the time. The contact stated that the exhaust pipe overheated which caused the bed of the truck to melt. They have reprogrammed computer, cleaned the turbo twice, replaced the turbo and the check engine light keeps coming on. You should be able to go to Auto-Zone and have them read for free. In late October 2011 the check engine light came on but when we started it up the next morning the light was no longer illuminated.
When the odor occurs my eyes burn, and I cough alot. If it is stuck closed all the time, even at midrange, leave it. The vehicle was not repaired. The truck has been in the shop for this 3 times. Dodge stated they could find no problems with vehicle. So you don't have to remove or plug anything in order to fix it. Check engine light would come on, truck would lose power, heavy black smoke from exhaust.
So if it heats up right away at idle, with a cold engine, then it is stuck open all the time. We pulled off to the side of the road and turn it off. So far the Dodge dealers are unable to fix my problem. Let me know how you are making out. If that does not work, you can just block it off. It can be cleaned with a wire brush or chemicals. It has a pointed piston that moved either by vacuum or solenoid, to plug or open the exhaust to the intake manifold.
The failure mileage was 16,500 and the current mileage was 31,000. Truck was brought back to dealership eight times in first six months. Almost since the first day, I have had the truck back to the service department at the dealer for a failing emission system. We're left with a truck that's a hazard to drive and pray that it doesn't cut out in front of oncoming traffic while trying to get out onto a road or even worse. It is responsible to fire you injector and for how long is determined by the cam position sensor.
Still ran good tho, dispite the exact conditions you describe on Cold Start up. Truck continues to operate erratically. But at the least with the code digits you can write back with them we may be able to give you more info. At idle it should stay cold. The truck is currently at the dealer again but I am very concerned about this issue. If it is open, it gets hot even before the engine warms up.
On a 96 Dodge diesel the crank sensor is also responsible for you tach reading,your air condition ,and for the alternator. This is a serious safety issue! Dodge still refused to take this vehicle back or even acknowledge there is a serious safety problem!! So you don't have to remove or plug anything in order to fix it. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 74,000. It has come to the point the vehicle loses all power and just shuts down while driving on the highway.
I was able to move by slightly depressing the accelerator a little at a time. The truck only had 23K and seemed to run okay besides getting crap gas mileage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. I only suggested plugging or removing as a practical alternative to cleaning or replacing it every year, as is common. Possibly the same problem with yours Posted on May 03, 2009 The crank sensor on the truck works with the camsensor the crank sensor uses the cam to synchronize and identify where number one piston position is at. I need to know what recourse I have in this matter with Dodge, or my dealer directly. This cleaning of the d.
If it is open, it gets hot even before the engine warms up. Purchased our truck in June of 2010 from a local Dodge dealer. It would randomly lose power when beginning to accelerate and make a sound almost like a backfire. And since the exhaust is so full of deposits, it frequently gets bond up. Dealers have had to put a port on turbo, clean exhaust, wrap exhaust, and claim that customers are idling too much.
Filter happens every 100 or so miles driven and last for about 20 miles. The odor was so overpowering that it caused irritation to the eyes and illness. They burn extra diesel in exhaust to burn soot and make mileage go down by 10mpg. Neither of these were mentioned to us at the dealership when we brought the vehicle nor when we brought it in with these issues and were turned away. And total of 7 days, and back again tomorrow.
It seems I am not the only person this has happened to. There were multiple close calls that could have caused injury or death. But it is necessary on some high compression engines, in order to poison the mixture enough to prevent predetonation. Oct 20, 2015 You have a nice truck there. It seems the crank sensor that reads from a notch on the harmonic balancer was the problem Without this sensor reading that the engine is running the alternator wont charge.