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Question by crawfordbobbi@yahoo.com
Submitted on 3/8/2004
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I have a 89 dodge ram van, and if it is hot the van will die, and won't start for an hr.
If it is cold, it will die at a stop sign, or while sitting idle, and won't start for 15 min. to a half hr. Have replaced cat-convtr. last year, that is when this problem began. fuel pump&filter two weeks ago, stalled aft. I got it from shop. Now it is dieing more often, I'm going to local college to get free inspection, they suspect ignition module, my mechanic says no such animal in van. Has anyone ever had this problem before? Should I put it out of misory
and shoot it? help please!!

Answer by SGT_Long
Submitted on 4/30/2004
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Your fuel lines might be running too close to your exhaust system causing vapor lock (where the heat from the exhaust turns liquid fuel to vapor and engine doesn't get enough fuel).


Answer by Mitch
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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I had a 89 Dodge Ram Van that had a very similar problem. It was a sensor or something of that nature that was in the distributor. It would get hot and kick out then after a few min's it would reset itself. I hope that helps. It has been since 89/90 that I had the van so my memory of the problem is somewhat faded..


Answer by Frank
Submitted on 7/11/2006
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Well hello everyone and thanks for looking here at my problem it is the same as the first guys on this page. Mine gets good and warm and then just dies or just cant start. Its running me freaking crazy. I love my old van it is a 1989 Dodge Ram 3500 1 Ton Van with a 360 5.9 engine. And has no ignition module. Any other clues would be so very welcome it has everyone stumped. Took it to a place that specializes in auto electric. A month latter no charge sir we cant find anything wrong with it. A week latter here we sit on the side of the road. its doing it about 20 times a day now and getting worse. Maint Reqd light is on also.


Answer by mopar4mee
Submitted on 12/6/2006
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you need a magnetic pick-up, it is located in the distributor. good luck!!!


Answer by belfastbob
Submitted on 6/1/2007
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it's the hall effect sensor. i know , i have one and it did the same thing. it's under the distributor cap.


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