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83 244, Stalls when put into gear

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83 244, Stalls when put into gear

Post by thomlep » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Hello Group,

I have '83 244 GL non-turbo. LH 2.0 Chrysler Ignition. The car stalled on me a few months ago, and knowing the fuel pumps had never been replaced, I replaced both fuel pumps and filter. Now the car will start after some cranking, and run fine at high idle. When I slow the engine to low idle, and put into gear, she will likely stall. I tested the MAF and get good Ohms. I have a new fuel pressure regulator, but not installed yet. Also, engine will not rev-up well. Sudden revving will result in hesitation.

Can ya'll help me with further troubleshooting? I'm going to install that regulator, but are there any other things to look at? I see an adjustable screw on the MAF, what does that do?

Thanks in advance for advice!

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Re: 83 244, Stalls when put into gear

Post by 93Regina » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:16 pm

thomlep wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 pm
....start after some cranking....
A pinch of starting fluid, directly into a throttle body port, would rule out a fuel pressure issue. If FPR is not holding or maintaining pressure, then hard starts will exist.

I don't recall what LH 2.0 does when AMM is unplugged, but you could do this test and see what happens.

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