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No Start/Stalling Issues Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Dodge Avenger

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Sensor failure inside the distributor can cause intermittent stalling or a failure to start. In addition, the wires to the distributor are susceptible to internal damage, which can cause the same symptoms.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 82,619 (1,300–216,845)
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
44 people reported this problem
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Car has started stalling in wet weather especially or at slow stops. Sometimes while driving under 15mph the car will hesitate or stumble a little bit but still keep going .
I went to start my 2014 dodge avenger it kicked over then immediately died now it won't kick over there's a small red light blinking in the dash like the alarm is activated I tried arming and unlocking with the remote no luck looks there's a problem going around on these cars
starting,stalling while going 40mph engine stops and you can count to 6&7 then bam it starts running again all on its own
2008 avenger stalls while driving or idling. No codes come on, have brought it to numerous mechanics and nobody can't find the solution. It was happening like once a month and I don't know if it's because it's cold, but now it's happening every time I drive. Usually starts back up after a minute or so
CAM shaft sensor,...$30 part $250 to get it fixed,... a lot of labor. No corner garage would do it,..Too complicate,...Its a Dodge F-UP part,..just like this and that
Car will *not* start when its raining outside at all. Any condensation that gets in the engine compartment causes distributor and wires to fail to spark. Changing distributor and wires/plugs eliminated the problem.