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jay
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4/17/2005
18:10:21

Subject: 93 5.2L timing...
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can i advance the timing on my 93 mag 318? and if i do, how much to get better power and mpg? will it make a difference?



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4/17/2005
18:37:18

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Your timing is regulated by the computer and cannot be changed unless you install an aftermarket timing control. I have a '93 5.2L also. I have installed the msd 6AL along with MSD 8680. I can change my timing from inside the cab. Check out summitracing.com and search MSD timing.



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4/17/2005
18:45:09

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so if i turn the distributor cap, it wont matter..



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4/17/2005
23:09:38

RE: 93 5.2L timing...
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The distributor controls injector timing.



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4/17/2005
23:12:14

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i understand that. but he said its computer controlled. so... what im asking, is if i turn the distributor, would the computer somehow bring it back?



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4/17/2005
23:59:02

RE: 93 5.2L timing...
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NO, turning the distributor will only throw the cam position sensor out of adjustment. It won't affect the ignition timimg at all. Your engine is not like the older engines that had the pickup in the distributor. It uses a crank position sensor which is located on the passenger side top rear of the engine and it is not adjustable. Get a Mopar performance computer and it will advance you timing and alter the fuel mixture. I used to have a 93 318 and put one in and it made a huge difference in power. Only drawback was you have to run 92 octane or better.



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4/18/2005
06:29:14

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I have a computer for a 92-93 318....I think. I loaned it to someone. Let me call them and get it back and I will sell it reasonably.



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4/19/2005
20:09:40

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If the part # for that is P5249516 Then let me know how much...



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4/20/2005
12:12:23

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im just not gonna screw with it now. my truck isnt a hot rod and the power it has is more than enough for it. but, it would be nice if the tranny didnt shift erratically....



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4/20/2005
23:13:57

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Jay just for your info the computer would not affect the transmission shifting anyway.Unlike the newer electronically controlled trans. yours is an older hydraulically controlled trans. I don't know exactly what you mean by "shifting eratically" but if it's not shifting right you better get it fixed fast before it costs a fortune rebuilding it. Those A518's are expensive. What is it doing that makes you say it shifts eratically?



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4/21/2005
10:46:28

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i know its not the computer....
it shifts gears mad early even after i played with the tv cable, it still shift real early.
when shifting gears, it slightly bucks a little or it shifts really really really softly, sometimes you cant even tell when it shifts 1st to 2nd..
once in a while, when going from 2nd to 3rd, the engine revs up comming out of 2nd, and goes back down when it gets into 3rd. but always does it when you shift it manually on the column...
doesnt burn fluid, or slip at all. and yes i checked the fluid in neutral and its fine. i put lucas transmission fix into it and its a little better. its not overfilled. any ideas?



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1/02/2011
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hi, i have a 93 Dodge Dakota; 5.2L 318 V8; 4x4; Fuel Injected. I'm having issue of no start! I've replaced the battery; plugs; fuses; relays; cap & rotor; fuel pump all within the last 3months. After replacing the fuel pump, the truck started and was running. It sat around for a few days, lost juice beyond charge in the battery. Replaced battery, cranks over, smells like fuel (40psi at Fuel Rail Relief,) has spark. I cleaned the Crank Position Sensor, wire's look good. When i crank it over, the best i get out of it is a sputter. Then nothing again. Every few minutes of cranking it sputters. Any suggestion's out there would be greatly helpful!!

Thank You, ChopperDave




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11/09/2013
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check to make sure that your tv cable isn't stretched out that is a common problem on these year dodges and mopar is the only place that I have found that has the cables 190.00 some bucks my 93 w250 was doing the same exact thing real early shifts with the 2nd to 3rd revving that is called a runaway shift you need to adjust the front and rear bands to spec and then there are some adjustments that I had found on the dodge diesel forums at one time that shows what adjust ments and how much to adjust them on the side of the valve body with the pan off the one adjustment increases the line pressure witch puts more hydraulic pressure on the clutches this is what the tv cable is supposed to do but if the cable is stretched you cant get the correct amount of adjustment so check that first then if that's not it do the adjustments with the valve body the other adjustment is for you shift points witch is next to the line pressure adjustment I did these to mine and what a difference no more runaway shifts if I hold it to the floor from dead stop it wont shift from 1st to 2nd until 40-45 mph instead of 20 before if I drive normal it shifts from 1st-2nd at about 15-18 mph 2nd-3rd 35mph and 3rd to 4th about 40 and the lock up from the converter at 45-50 mph it these adjustments also helped my mpgs as it was always lugging and out of the power band and killing my milage and it got power now that its shifting later so try and find that article I was talking about google 93 dodge a 518 early shifts and it should still be on there! there are also photos showing the adjustments on the valve body good luck! if you can do these adjustments you will have saved a couple of hundred dollars verses bringing it to a trans shop it just takes time to do it that's all!



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