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Rough idle vacuum gauge say timing off replced almost ever

Customer Question

rough idle vacuum gauge say timing off replced almost ever thing
JA: Is the rough idle intermittent or consistent?
Customer: always sometimes less and more
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2001 dakota 3.9 100000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes complete tune up and idle selenoid cleaned out to
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the trouble codes?

does it run well out on the road,is the problem only at an idle?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no codes past emissions only at idle in drive
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

ok,,

and you have only cleaned the iac?

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

does it do this hot and cold?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
cleaned and replaced iac cleaned throttle body
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
both
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
both hot cold
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

does the idle go up and down?or does it just run rough?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
just idles rough
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

do you smell raw fuel when it does this?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no it doesn,t
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

and the engine light never comes on?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no it doesn,t just noticeable
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

ok..i will give you my thoughts here...

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
well i,m thinking i just have to live with until it gets worse thanks anyway
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

1-the first thing to do is to check for a vacuum leak,check all hoses for damage

2-check around the intake manifold for a vacuum leak,the intake gaskets may be bad.

3-the bushing in the distributer may be worn causing the distributer to have play

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i,ll check those items if it gets worse not really bad yet just annoying thanks for your imput
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 5 months ago.

i would think it isnt too bad at the moment or the engine light would come on.

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