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2004 Dodge Dakota Question: why are cylinders 2,4,& 6 weak after rebuild.

 

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janetl313, 3.7L V6, Folkston, GA, March 10, 2013, 16:37
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Checked all lines, connections, Cam and Crank sensors. Any ideas?

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    March 10, 2013, 17:39
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    New cam & lifters or were original re-used?

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    janetl313, March 10, 2013, 18:10
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    Originals were reused.

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    ziptie12, March 10, 2013, 18:31
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    Did you 'bleed'(compress old oil out) of the lifters before assembly? IF not they may be 'pumped up' to much and not allowing valves to shut all the way. Have you done a compression test or does it run enough to put a vacuum guage on it & watch?

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    janetl313, March 10, 2013, 18:33
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    We will try that. Yes we compressed and cleaned everything.

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    ziptie12, March 10, 2013, 18:40
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    Post the results and I'll see if I can be of anymore help from here.

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    janetl313, March 10, 2013, 18:50
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    Ok, will be tomorrow before we can try it.

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