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#139 of 148 98 Dodge Avenger 2.5 v6
Jan 29, 2013 (11:24 am)
Im a mechanic for over 25 yrs. and I have nevr experienced a poor engineer design as the avenger with the conventional distributor. meaning your cam sensor and your coils are all built inside this distributor, unexchangeable. you have to replace the entire distributor. also the way the distributor is mounted, at bottom of block sideways. a perfect culprit for moister and rain to get inside that dist. cap and short out the sensor and coils, plus causing the onboard pc to tell the asd relay and fuel relay to shut down. I have replaced my daughters distributor 3 times now due to this poor design. but yes I read all these articles on the same problem with these avengers and it most always lies between replacing the whole distributor and or asd, fuel relays. at least now I can order her distributor off ebay for only $85.00. the relays are 20.00 at advance auto.
#140 of 148 2000 Dodge Avenger Sport
Aug 04, 2013 (5:20 am)
Mine just started, I went to pull out of a parking lot and the rpm's dropped to zero and would not start back up, radio still going, so not battery. Called a tow truck and then it started up. Mechanic had it for a week and no act ups, and no reading when he hooked up the computer. Went to my daughters about a mile away and got there, but would not start up 45 minutes later when I went to leave. Got it back home and sat in it and keep a steady foot, as if driving down highway...sure enough in 2 minutes it died & would not restart. I love my avenger but I have to drive 40 highway miles a day to work. My mechanic is thinking cam / crank sensor
#141 of 148 Re: 98 Avenger stalling too [misslilly7]
Aug 08, 2013 (9:33 pm)
My '95 Avenger has the same problem. Did you ever find a solution?
#142 of 148 2000 dodge avenger
Aug 08, 2013 (9:48 pm)
Mine ended up being my O2 sensor. I had replaced MANY parts, and spent a lot of money on parts that didn't fix my problem! After I replaced it, it was like a new car and gave me absolutely no problems! Hope this helps!!
#143 of 148 Re: 98 Avenger stalling too [haubels]
Aug 25, 2013 (10:03 am)
not yet. I am going to replace the distributor and start there
#144 of 148 Re: 2000 dodge avenger [chelc7201]
Aug 25, 2013 (10:05 am)
thank you. did you change it or paid someone?
#145 of 148 Avenger Stalling/ Slow lagging acceleration
Sep 15, 2013 (7:08 pm)
Hi! I'm new to this forum. I have a 97 Avenger that a friend gave me. I installed a new ECM and started runing again but with a few new problems.
1. Stalls when on stoplight.
2. vibrating hard when on drive
3. Lagging on acceleration. Feels really heavy.
Heres what ive done so far,
1. Crankshaft pos sensor
2. Camshaft pos sensor
3. Fuel relay
4. ASD relay
1. Fuel relay
2. Full Tune up
3. Crank pos sensor
Please Help! What should I check next?
#146 of 148 Re: Avenger Stalling/ Slow lagging acceleration [ian_amparado]
Sep 16, 2013 (4:14 am)
I've read that it could be the idle sensor. I have the same prob. but haven't tried the sensor yet.
Let me know if it works for you.
#147 of 148 Re: Avenger Stalling/ Slow lagging acceleration [haubels]
Sep 16, 2013 (9:33 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion haubels!
I'm gonna check that out and I'll let you know...
#148 of 148 Re: 1995 dodge avender [frenchy10]
Oct 12, 2013 (4:40 pm)
I just want to chime in about my 1995 Avenger. I bought it as a dealer model back in 95. Best car I have ever owned! 110,000 miles to date.! I just had the rocker panels replaced and put a new tailpipe on, only the second time in it's life that I needed to do that! And I live in ERIE PA! In it's 18 year life I've had to do the of course routine maintenance, but even with all that I haven't spent more than $4000 on maintenance in all her 18 years. Just had a small amount of surface body work done and soon will get her repainted for the first time ever! She's my BABY... what can I say? If you want to know more feel free to email me at karaokekingdomwebtv.net or simply reply to this post ... Dave