Help with Error Code 11, '96 dodge van

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Frederick Wilson, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I have a 1996 Dodge B2500 Conversion van with 5.9 liter. This engine was
    replaced with a rebuild in the summer of 2004 after slipping a rod
    bearing. I done a complete tuneup on it about a month ago (plugs, wires,
    cap, rotor, & coil). I was hoping this would solve the Code 11 problem.

    I use the van to tow a camper. This check engine light problem only
    comes on after the van is warm, under load of the camper, overdrive off,
    and high RPMs when pulling up a hill. I notice no change in engine power
    or performance. A search on the Internet indicates that a code 11 either
    is not normally recorded or will cause the engine to die. The engine has
    never died. Normally the check engine light goes away after the engine
    has been off over night.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you,
    Frederick Wilson, Aug 12, 2005
  2. Frederick Wilson

    maxpower Guest

    You sure it is a code 11? that's a distributor reference signal if im not
    mistaken and normally when you get that its a no start condition or cutting
    off while driving, recheck the count

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Aug 13, 2005
  3. I will check again but I've checked it four times at two different
    occurrences and it was 11.

    Frederick Wilson, Aug 13, 2005
  4. Frederick Wilson

    tim bur Guest

    hmm going up hill under load i would bet the sync signal needs some tweaking
    tim bur, Aug 13, 2005
  5. Frederick Wilson

    maxpower Guest

    Been awhile since I worked for Dodge but if I'm not mistaken that would give
    you a drivability problem, loss of power and possibly severe pinging, I
    thoought the OP said no other problems noted????
    maxpower, Aug 13, 2005
  6. Frederick Wilson

    tim bur Guest

    i have heard the same complaint before and since he put a motor in he has no way
    to do it without a hi end scan tool me thinking outloud
    max i leaving my dealer going after market less hours on site and more pay guy
    said it took 3 months to find a tech
    bastards just keep getting more greedy and more greedy
    do u know under the new overtime laws we are now allowed to collect overtime
    tim bur, Aug 13, 2005
  7. Frederick Wilson

    maxpower Guest

    I used to use the volt meter to index the distributor on those trucks.....Im
    sure it all depends on what state you live in with that overtime thing and
    not by hours turned but how many clock hrs.
    I thought about going independent but Im still doing pretty good where I
    Chrysler and Im sure the other manufactures are going to be hurting in a few
    more years with the way they are paying warranty., they cant keep the
    technicians in the shop becuase of that. The bad thing is, it will start to
    funnel down to repairs and then the customers, its going to be a joke The
    dealer cant find anyone any techs now, we are about 6 short
    maxpower, Aug 14, 2005
  8. Well we know the obvious answer to that - the dealers are going to have to
    do more out-of-warranty repair work.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 15, 2005
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