Engine oil leaks may develop from the following areas: Valve cover gaskets, cam plugs at rear of the cylinder head, cam seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filter bracket. Leaking seals and gaskets should be replaced. Due to mis-machining of the mating surfaces, as special gasket is required to correct the oil filter bracket leak.
1991 Dodge Spirit R/T Problem Reports
Most Reported 1991 Dodge Spirit R/T Problem Reports
The cylinder head may develop an external coolant leak with coolant ending up in the spark plug valley. If no cylinder head cracks are found our technicians tell us revised cylinder core plugs are available to correct this concern.
An exhaust leak and/or chirp type noise may develop from the exhaust manifold to header pipe connection. Our technicians tell us that replacing the exhaust seal ring and flange springs, along with sizing the header pipe flange will generally correct this concern.
The fuel pump may fail resulting in a no start condition. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter whenever the fuel pump is replaced. Failure to replace the fuel filter may cause the replacement pump to fail prematurely.
Engines may develop one or more of the following concerns: Erratic idle, hesitation, and lack of power. Common causes include: Faulty throttle position sensor, brittle or broken wires & corroded or spread terminals in the engine wire harness, cracked or swollen vacuum hoses, and oil contaminated o2 sensors. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection including diagnoses of any stored fault codes if these driveability concerns occur.
Hard starting, rough idle, black exhaust smoke, or poor fuel mileage may indicate a fuel leak from the area of the fuel injector. Our technicians tell us that in most cases the injector o-ring is the cause of these leaks.
The engine may develop a no start or stalling condition, most commonly caused by a failed distributor pickup plate.
Vehicles with a hard starting condition when cold and illumination of the Check Engine Light may have corrosion build up on the engine coolant temperature sensor. Our technicians tell us that the coolant sensor and pigtail should be replaced to correct this issue.
Engines may develop driveability issues and illuminate the Check Engine Light due to engine vacuum leaks. These vehicles use plastic vacuum lines which can become brittle due to heat and age. Care should be taken when replacing these lines as some may have a restrictor orifice molded inside. If lines are replaced without including the restrictors driveability issues will remain.
Engines may exhibit an erratic idle with the Check Engine Light illuminated. These conditions are most commonly present during cold engine operation in rainy weather. Our technicians tells us that there is an updated idle air control valve available to correct this concern.
Erratic operation of the speedometer may be noted on vehicles equipped with a passenger side motorized seat belt. This is generally caused by a failed Passive Belt Control Module (PBCM). Our technicians tell us that if the speedometer functions correctly with the PBCM disconnected the PBCM should be replaced.
The right power window and/or convertible top may stop working intermittently due to a connection issue at the switch. Our technicians tell us that a switch repair package is available to correct this issue.
Various electrical issues can be caused by a damaged or loose frame rail ground. Damaged grounds should be repaired as necessary to correct these issues.
Some vehicles may develop a condition where the accessories stay on after the ignition switch is turned to the off or lock position. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ignition switch should repair this issue.
A squeak noise may be noted from the strut mount area when turning. The repair involves replacing the strut mount assembly.