The engine may develop a rattling or lifter type noise from the timing cover area. It may also exhibit a more general valve train noise. Our technicians tell us that a revised timing chain, sprockets, and tensioner are available which may correct this concern.
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Most reported 1992 Dodge D150 problems
The engine my develop and buck, surge, or noise due to a worn distributor drive gear. If the distributor shaft has excessive rotational free play the distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced.
Under light load, at approximately 2000rpm the engine could exhibit surging, bucking, or intermittent misfires. Our technicians tell us this could be caused by a mis-indexed distributor.
An intermittent fault with the electrical connection at the crankshaft position sensor may result in poor engine performance and/or a no start condition.
Erratic idle conditions which can include engine stalling may occur in warm to hot weather. Our technicians tell us that a new idle air control valve is available to correct these concerns.
The engine may develop a lack of power or stalling condition due to low fuel pressure. Our technicians tell us that this can be due to contaminates passing through the fuel pick-up screen resulting in fuel pump failure. If fuel pump failure occurs it is recommend to replace the entire fuel pump module as it includes both the primary and secondary fuel pump filters.
The mainshaft bearing plate retaining bolts may loosen causing the manual transmission to become difficult to shift. If this occurs the bolts should be replaced. If the bearing retainer plate or any other components are damaged they should be replaced as well.