hey scotty, I already sent you a email regarding another matter, but now to ask about my 2005 dodge magnum se 2.7.... for about 2 months it would randomly die while stopped at a red light. not to often but just once and a while, also it would do it more if there is more power draw (ie: AC windshield wipers so on so forth) and two days ago me and my fiancé and our newborn got stuck on the freeway at midnight it just died and would not start unless pushing the gas pedal and would not stay running unless I kept the RPM up... so I had to drive home (2 hours) shifting into neutral every time I wanted to stop or slowdown and now its at my house I have checked for vacuum leaks (none) also checked filters, fuel pump, throttle body (was dirty so cleaned it) and all sensors and its still doing it ... will not idle at all ... and when it does run it runs REALLY REALLY ruff also its a little louder then normal and more exhaust then normal as well.. please help me I need to get my family mobile and not to mention get to work!!! if you can email me or call my number I messaged you before!

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check92
check92

well I do not believe it is a head gasket I have had cars before that have blown engines and its way different. plus all fluid levers are perfect and haven't moved... its not as much smoke as a head gasket and not as white ether. and once its over 2k rpm it runs perfect

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

First, have the battery and alternator load tested, and pray it's a weak alternator and not an engine or computer related problems dodges are known for. yes, those are very weak engines, so do this test FIRST to make sure engine is not going out itself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA7KVQq9vKA&t=7s

Carquestions
Carquestions

What is happening with the fluid levels? specifically coolant and engine oil - those engines are known to be very weak - may have an internal problem like head gasket that need to be checked - sorry

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