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1992 Dodge Ram Van B250 Question: hard starting and has a lope after it is running

 

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bigvinnie 60, V6, Dundalk, MD, November 17, 2010, 12:34
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it will not start if you crank it continously. if you crank it for 2 seconds,turn the key of, and repeat this abot 5 or 6 times it starts right up. after it starts,and runs for a while, you can turn it off,,and it will start right up.also the check engine light is on,and it was not on when i took it to my EX mechanic,who put on a new starter,fuel pump, computer,and replaces some ground wire. when i got it back,it wouldn't even start,and he told me to PUMP THE GAS,and i know that's bad to do. anyway i filed with BBB and consumer protection, so he dropped the bill from $1800.00 to $1300.00 and said he wouldn't charge me labor. i told them that the van ran worse,plus the "CHECK ENGINE" light was on and wasn't on when i took it in, they told me they were satisfied with him. UNBELIEVABLE !!! thank you,and i sure hope you can help me. it's been over 2 years,and my wife and i are disabled,and can't afford to pat anyone else to fix what he messed up.

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    mastertech6371 November 17, 2010, 12:53
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    wow. lets start at the beginning. why did you take it there to begin with. what failure did you have??

    Roy

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    Visitor, November 20, 2010, 06:31

    HEY ROY, FIRST OF ALL,THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE. TO BE HONEST WITH YOU ,I REALLY DON'T REMEMBER WHY I TOOK IT TO HIM,BECAUSE IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

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    mastertech6371, November 20, 2010, 06:57
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    First of all, did he put a new computeror used. if it was used, that is the first problem.
    never pump the gas as it does nothing to the starting of the car.
    you need another shop to do basic diags like spark, fuel pressure and pull the codes. get back to me with that info and we can talk more.

    Roy

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    Visitor, November 20, 2010, 15:09

    he did put a new computer on,plus a new fuel pump,nothijng was after market. my nephew told me i should try to disconnect the hot wire from the alternator,to see if it makes a difference. reason being,if you put jumper cables on it ,it will start right up. i also put a new battery in. thanks,again, vince

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