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93 Dodge Stealth Starts, Runs Rough then Dies

01-05-2014, 03:06 PM
3.0, SOHC engine...car started for coolant system leak check. Idle jumped to. 3000 RPMs. Shut car off...disconnected throttle cable from throttle body. Started car again, engine ran normally, no coolant leak found. Reconnected accelertor cable to throttle body. Tried starting car again, started rough then died after a few seconds. Changed fuel filter...disconnected fuel line to fuel rail and lots of comes out. MFI solenoid inside car clicks several times after engine dies. Engine tries to run, but wont, after it dies. ECU bad? Other issue?

01-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Could be an ECU. 91-93's are notorious. Pull it and check the capacitors.

01-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Thank you for the reply! How will I know caps are bad? Burned look? Motherboard damage around caps?

01-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Caps usually swell and leak black goo. There could be slight damage on the board too.

01-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Thank you, Stelthee! Will look for that!

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