Engine stumbles when cold...
Hi Everyone, new here, great forum!
I have a problem that I have been to 3 mechanics on so far and can't seem to find a fix. I have a 1998 Dodge 1500 extended cab with the V8 engine, and whenever I start it up, it runs really rough and as I apply the gas, it spits and sputters until I let off and apply it again. I have to run it at a high rpm for the first mile or 2, and then it runs normally after that.
Hot and cold don't make a difference. If I turn it off for more than 10 minutes, even in 95 degree weather, it starts all over. Oh, and in the last few days, it now takes about 10 seconds of cranking before it starts - it's never done that before.
The closest dealer is about 10 miles away and I don't want to go there. Every time I have been there over the years they say it needs a computer and I get it fixed elsewhere and it turns out to be a small job, so I don't trust them.
I have had 3 good mechanics look at it already and they are all stumped. There is good fuel pressure even when it's stumbling and the last guy I went to replaced every sensor (so he said) on it and it didn't resolve.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!