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It will take off slow but if you really give it gas it's

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It will take off slow but if you really give it gas it's like it stalls out the rpms goes to like 2000 but then will straighten up for a while and do it again
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: It has stalled at idle before. The check engine light has been on since I bought it 3 years ago
JA: What is the model of your '00 Dodge?
Customer: 05 Durango
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: New battery so far because my battery kept going dead. By chance do you think this could be an alternator problem? Yes were trying to fix it
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Really it acts like it's running out of gas I pump the gas real good a few times it will stop doing it..that's all I can compare it to...
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

Happy 4th

can you tell me what engine you have?

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

do you have an obd2 scanner so we can get the codes?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Happy 4th 4.7 engine and no scanner
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

i see

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

how long has this problem been going on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It's been going on a few months
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

ok

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Does this sound like an alternator issue because that's how it seems to me
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

no

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

does the battery light stay on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It did it for a while so we put the new battery in it. Ran perfect for 2 days then started the sputtering again
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..it would be nice if we could get it scanned..

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

are you close to an auto parts store?

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

the codes you get may give a clue to your problem

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

without the codes i can give you my thoughts based on the way you say it acts

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No battery light isn't on it was with the old battery. The codes showed up a cylinder 6 misfire
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

is the 306 code the only code you get now?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
that's the only one
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

ok,,

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

sense you get a miss fire code,,first i think you may want to tune it up..new plugs and plug boots,,these boots can give a fit,and there is no good way to test them...

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

i also think you need to test the fuel pressure,,from the way you explain,it sounds as if your fuel pump may be weak

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

these should have no less than 55psi at all times

FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE...............................................58 psi ± 2 psi

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 7 months ago.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ja0lazqjqae8xi/0704-durango-Fuel%20pressure.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/6ja0lazqjqae8xi/0704-durango-Fuel%20pressure.doc?dl=0

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