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Peter Bagley, Toyota mastertech
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I have replaced all the T.. sensors including the

Customer Question

I have replaced all the T.B. sensors including the distributor plate sensor, and crank shaft sensor, change the distributor cap & rotor along with plugs & wires and I'm still getting backfire around 2000 - 2500 rpm both in neutral & driving.
JA: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?
Customer: can stall at idle
JA: What is the model of your '00 Dodge?
Customer: 1993 dodge dakota 3.9 L V6 2wd, LE
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I mention all I have done to it in my first reply
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: If you can't time this engine, why does it have timing marks by the fly wheel?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. After reading you problem it acts like it is a timing problem, there are a couple things that can cause this, fuel mixture and initial timing. Have you got any thing you can check the timing with? Also a vaccum gauge to check manifold vacuum?

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 9 months ago.

where do you feel it backfiring? through the intake or exhaust?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I don't have those tools, but can obtain them. It is backfiring through the exhaust.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ivan call you next Friday pst.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 9 months ago.

thanx for that info and will help to narrow things those checks and I'll be here to help you further.