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friend/coworker dodge avenger problem.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by vortec, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. vortec

    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    double check me here

    a friend's 1997 avenger is running weak and when she hits the brake, it stumbles or dies. my first thought: vacuum leak, possibly at the manifold gasket, throttle body gasket, vac hoses, etc. i haven't seen the car while it's been acting up.

    i told her to run through the gears and tell me what happens. stumbles/stalls in all gears, but park. when i had her press the brake while in park, it did stumble to. so, to me, it's obviously a vacuum issue.

    she doesn't believe me, though. other thoughts?
     
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    possible bad booster
     
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    420a motor?
     
  4. vortec

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    2.5L v6 engine code "N".

    she says her dad used to be a mechanic or something, and has been screwing with the car for 2 days with no luck. he's convinced that changing the spark plugs/wires will fix it. i really doubt that.

    but, her dad is the same genius that swears you can't run dual timing chains on a smallblock v8, even after his daughter showed him pics of my 350 before i installed the timing cover. he claims my engine must not be an sbc. :haha: :haha: :haha: is it that hard to say, "oops, i was wrong"? what a dufus!
     

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