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#78 of 198 1995 Dodge Avenger ES Stalling Problem...
Oct 05, 2005 (7:14 pm)
Lately, my car has been stalling at random intervals. About two months ago, I was at a red light and it was running fine, I hit the accelerator, and it died. I turned it on again just fine, but once again when I touched the gas it died again. It did it for about ten minutes and finally drove just fine. It didn't happen again, until today. Exact same thing. I tried to warm up the engine for a bit seeing if that'd help, but it didn't. It was idling kind of low before it did it today, not sure if that's valid to the stalling or not.
My Avenger has recently had it's spark plug wires changed, alternator was changed, distributor cap was changed, new starter, and the fuel injectors are running fine - it's making the clicking noise they're supposed to and all.
Transmission fluid I was told could be a problem, and I have a small leak but it was full at the time.
#79 of 198 1996 Dodge Avenger cuts off while driving
Oct 13, 2005 (7:20 am)
This car cuts off without any warning, when ever it feels like it.
Boom without warning... your sitting on the side of the road .
Sometimes it will crank back up or it might be 30 minutes or more
to get it to crank back up. Its been in the shop 3 different times. They did something to the distributor costing $ 500 and it cut off on the way back home.
I have been dealing with this problem of about 5 months now and am at the end of my rope... thinking about getting rid of it. Has anyone else had and solved problem like this? Now they say it might be the security system?
#80 of 198 Re: 1996 Dodge Avenger cuts off while driving [kc4dnjb]
Oct 17, 2005 (5:09 pm)
I am going through the exact same thing with my 97 avenger.
I have spent way too much frigin money in parts alone. Thank God I know alot of back yard mechanics who do the work for me.
My car would die every day at the same spot. 10 mins later she would start up and no problem until the next day. Okay lets give her a full tune up. ($700.00)
Start her up and ? Same crap. Okay fuel pump and sending unit.($300.00)
Okay start her up. Same stupid crap. Okay. Now I say THATS IT!! SHE'S GOING TO THE DEALER. Well they want to rip me a new one. They say it's the distributor ($1300.00) Yeah. I'll be right back is what I told them. So I went and bought a distributor from NAPA ($636.00) Slapped that puppy in and ???????
SAME FRIGIN CRAP!! Now the car runs even worse then before.
I have it narrowed down to a few more things that personally the damn car aint worth anymore. It's either the crankshaft sensor (which would send a code) as would the camshaft sensor. See the car has no spark when she dies and wont start. It's not fuel. The only other thing is wiring or computers. So tomorrow I have to go to the dealer and ask them for the computer diagram that shows me how much voltage is supposed to be running through each wire. Then I'll get out my trusty volt meter and see what I find. Hopefully I find something cuz this is absolutely disgusting. The dodge avenger is a nice looking car, but if i gotta deal with this kinda crap I'll go buy my ass a bus pass.
#81 of 198 Re: 1996 Dodge Avenger cuts off while driving [kc4dnjb]
Oct 22, 2005 (5:46 pm)
I had the same problem with my '95 Avenger. I took it to the Dodge dealership 4 times and spent about 300 bucks each time and the fourth time they got it right. It ended up being my computer and it ran me $525. Hope you find the problem.
#82 of 198 Re: 1996 Dodge Avenger cuts off while driving [deepdoodoo]
Oct 23, 2005 (6:08 am)
Avenger rides again... Without being a spazz!!! They replaced the crank
sensor (The part cost $95.00 wholesale ) Its been running without cutting off ever since.
The check engine light goes on and off for some reason though.
I felt like setting that car on fire all those times it cut off... on railroad tracks and at
stop lights, just at any random time without warning.
Hope you get your car purring like a kitten again and don't have to get that bus pass!!!!
#83 of 198 Re: 95 avenger [avenger1714]
Oct 23, 2005 (10:35 pm)
Stay as far away from Dodge Avenger's as you can! They're nice looking cars but they have a numerous amount of gliches. The biggest problem is, when things go wrong you might end up taking it to a dealership 5,6, or 7 times before they finally get the problem fixed. But they'll charge you everytime as if they did something that worked. Dodges dont break down. It's easy to fix a car if it'll break down and stay down b/c when you know you've found the problem if you can get the car back up and running. The Avenger's do things such as you go outside and try to crank it up and get nothing, then maybe an hour later you try again and it run perfect. Makes it next to impossible to fix. Im currently driving a '95 Dodge Avenger that i've put $$$ into. Truthfully, I'd feel guilty if I sold mine for more than $500 b/c the car just has a bad history. Don't do it!!
#84 of 198 '95 Dodge Avenger, Intermitten No-starts
Oct 23, 2005 (10:36 pm)
I have a '95 Dodge Avenger that has intermittent no-starts. When it does not start, 90% of the time I'm able to get it to turn over by jumping the starter. I've been through 3 starters already and a battery. When it doesn't start, there's nothing at all. Meaning I turn the key and get absolutely nothing. I saw on a website that it could possibly be due to a damaged wire near the transaxle shift lever. Any other suggestions?
#85 of 198 Re: Engine stalling with 95 dodge avenger help please!! [dodgelover1]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:58 pm)
I bought 98 Avenger w/ 75 K last month,
and I've faced the problem of stalling for 2-3 weeks.
Finally, I went to mechanics to x-ray transmission.
If transmision is o.k, ask them to delete old data records.
The problem was fixed for my car.
#86 of 198 98 Avenger Horn- Sounds like someone is dying!!!!!
Oct 30, 2005 (5:01 pm)
My horn on my Avenger sounds like someone is dying a slow death. Could anyone tell me where to locate it under the hood or if there is any known problems with the horn. Thanks!
#87 of 198 Re: 1996 Dodge Avenger cuts off while driving [kc4dnjb]
Nov 01, 2005 (8:18 pm)
Well I took my clunkin avenger back to the dealer and now they changed the crank sensor. Apparently these cars have 2 types of codes for the computer.
Hard codes send an engine light and soft codes make you blow are your money to find out the problem. So the crank sensor sends a soft code. The car hasn't stalled out yet and its been 1 day. So I'm happy there but the terd box has a horrible miss and when I stop or go real slow the idle drops. The dealership says there is nothing wrong with the car, it could be running like crap because it is getting old. OLD? OLD? I almost slapped the jerk. The car only has 118000.
Well I'm gonna through some good gas in her some lucas fuel injector cleaner, and I'm gonna take for a good rip on the highway. Hopefully that will help and if not it'll blow it up. Time for drastic measures.