Question Asked: Jerks, sputters, tachs out.
December 12, 2009, 12:03 AM
I just replaced my transmission. In doing so I broke the crankshaft position sensor. I didn't know why my truck wouldn't start at first, and in trying to diagnose the problem, I kept turning the motor. I found the problem, replaced the sensor, and it started right up. However, it now jerks, sputters and the tach drops significantly, both at idle and while driving. There is no sturdy acceleration now, and there is a clicking sound coming from somewhere under the truck (it's late and cold so I haven't looked yet). Do I need to sync the CPS, if so how? If not, then aside from Dodge making a horrible vahicle, what could be the problem?
Question Answered: replace tranny
December 11, 2009, 11:55 PM
Actually, the answer is yes. Both the 5.2L and 5.9L bolt up to the same automatic transmission. I am not sure about manual transmissions, but I would assume the same.
Car Review: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500
December 11, 2009, 11:46 PM
I love the look and sound of a (good running) Ram. But after having this truck for 5 months and having to change out the transmission twice already, and the problems with my wife's PT Cruiser, I will never shop Chrysler again. I wanted a "good hard worki9ng american truck", but got a POS instead. "Disappointment" is a mild word for the way I feel about it.