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1993 Dodge Spirit lightly & quickly jerks while driving


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ruppert92
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Mar 30, 2012, 12:01 AM

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Hey guys I was wondering if you could help me out with a problem I'm having with my 1993 Dodge Spirit. The problem is that after a cold start for about the first 2-3 mins of driving my car lightly jerks whenever i accelerate. Its as if I lose power and gain it back quickly and it keeps repeating as long as i'm pressing the gas.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 30, 2012, 11:24 AM

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Pre OBDII but still get codes,

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ruppert92
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Apr 1, 2012, 6:55 PM

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Can you explain how i could get the codes. would it have anything to do with this:https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=87f9bf074d8167d7&resid=87F9BF074D8167D7!1905&parid=87F9BF074D8167D7!1546&authkey=!AHLe-KaIN0r_ZMM


Discretesignals
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Apr 1, 2012, 6:58 PM

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You can get codes on that one by cycling the key on-off-on-off-on. Watch the check engine light and count the flashes.

Usually the first thing you do when diagnosing a drive-ability problem is to see if the engine controller is storing any trouble codes. Kind of makes diagnosing a little easier...don't you think?

I don't know if that link is spam. The only thing it directs you to is a picture of part of an electrical schematic.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Apr 1, 2012, 7:02 PM)


ruppert92
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Apr 3, 2012, 12:44 AM

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Ok I tried that, and i did not get any error codes (The engine light did not flash at all). Also sorry, the picture was of the diagnostic connector because i saw that , in some cars, to read the check engine light you have to bridge two wires in the connector.


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Apr 3, 2012, 1:00 AM

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What is the 8th digit in the VIN reading left to right?





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ruppert92
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Apr 16, 2012, 7:24 PM

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Sorry it took so long to reply. I didnt notice that i had gotten a response. But to answer your question, the 8th digit is K


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Apr 16, 2012, 9:23 PM

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Does the check engine light come on when you turn the ignition on with the engine off?


Try this:

Unplug the throttle position sensor.

Then check for trouble codes using the on-off-on-off-on method. It should set a code 24. Just doing this to verify the diagnostic side of the computer is operating.





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