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1995 Dodge Dakota Question: my vehicle starts and run extremely rough for the first half hour and then fine

 

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ernesteisenlohr, Buffalo Valley, TN, November 01, 2012, 09:57
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recently had a rebuilt tranny put in. they broke the crank position sensor and put in a new one.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13642 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 01, 2012, 12:56
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    where did you purchase crank sensor, if after market suspect it poss bad. the after market ones cause all kinds of issues.

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    ernesteisenlohr, November 01, 2012, 13:11
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    Crank sensor appears to be ok however I noticed the EGR valve tube (steel tube) bolted to the exhaust manifold leaks and I see that one of the bolts is broke off. I cannot stop the leak. Apparently they must have tried taking it off when they swapped out trannies. That much leak be causing my truck to run like crap for the first 20 minutes ?

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    your.mechanic November 01, 2012, 14:01
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    crank sensor may be improperly installed....

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    ernesteisenlohr, November 01, 2012, 14:07
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    Crank sensor appears to be ok however I noticed the EGR valve tube (steel tube) bolted to the exhaust manifold leaks and I see that one of the bolts is broke off. I cannot stop the leak. Apparently they must have tried taking it off when they swapped out trannies. That much leak be causing my truck to run like crap for the first 20 minutes ?

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    your.mechanic, November 01, 2012, 15:58
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    EGR pipe leaking will NOT cause your car to run rough...The EGR will block any vacuum leak when it is operating correctly...if it is STUCK OPEN, it will run rough all the time except when accelerating.

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    ernesteisenlohr, November 01, 2012, 16:25
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    ok how will i know if it is stuck open

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