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1998 Dodge Avenger Base 2dr Coupe

1998 Dodge Avenger
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe Base, Compact
22 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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April 28, 2013, 10:05 am

Scott R

Question: hard start

98 dodge avenger mitsu 2.5. filled tank yesterday, now have a hard start problem. engine "sputters" and has low, rough idle. after feathering the throttle it will even out and run fine. new plugs,cap,rotor,wires,fuel fltr last summer. 139k. never had any problems with this car and i have checked for vac. leaks, or any connections loose or off. it's a show car, so it doesn't get driven often. i don't get it. what do you think?

April 28, 2013, 9:12 pm

Richard W
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I would check the fuel that you got. Check it for water. If the fuel checks out check your fuel pressure. If the car sits a lot I would start with the fuel system.

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