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Hoping some of you mechanically minded E owners might be able to help with my other vehicle - a 95 Dodge Ram 1500 Pick-up. It's primarily farm use so it doesn't get a lot of driving. Lately, it starts fine and I can drive it a mile or two and then if I apply break pressure going into a corner or something at low speed- it just cuts off! I can get it started again by applying some gas as I turn the key and throwing it into drive quickly. Sometimes it's stalls again a few minutes later. Here's a clue though, if I can get it on the highway and really get the engine heated up it doesn't do it anymore. Only happens at a low idle. And as mentioned, it starts up absolutely fine and sounds normal. Could this be moisture/water in the gas tank? I'm in the pacific northwest. Any ideas to save me having to take it in would be appreciated.
 

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SWAG here (from era of vehicle) is idle bypass is clogged, throttle body is gunked-up or the fuel injector is fouled. Don't know the specific vehicle, so can't recommend a quick fix beyond dumping a bottle of injector cleaner into the next couple of tankfuls.
 

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Yup....what Mike said....plus give it a few good runs on the highway.

(I'd try a bottle of drygas and a bottle of Seafoam or Marvels Mystery Oil in the tank)

It can't hurt. :wink:


The 5.9 (360ci) in my 3500 Dually runs like crap....but always runs....one stall (in the dead of winter) in 120k miles of farm/work use. But I easily burn thru two or twelve tanks of fuel every week.
 

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I started with the bottle of fuel injector cleaner. There is a lot of stuff that could clog things up around here... hay clippings, dust etc... I might need to ask more about the throttle body and idle bypass, but will try the additives first. Thanks both for the suggestions.
 

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Yup....what Mike said....plus give it a few good runs on the highway.

(I'd try a bottle of drygas and a bottle of Seafoam or Marvels Mystery Oil in the tank)

It can't hurt. :wink:


The 5.9 (360ci) in my 3500 Dually runs like crap....but always runs....one stall (in the dead of winter) in 120k miles of farm/work use. But I easily burn thru two or twelve tanks of fuel every week.
times three on likely fuel issue----AG, 12 tanks of fuel a week? Wow, do you own a gas station?:shock:
 

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good quality fuel injection cleaner,lucas,valvetech, not the $2.99 a bottle get good stuff,also the I dle controal can be cleaned with a good crc brake cleaner through the throtol body while it is running.some systens wont work wright if it cant find the seat(carbon on seat makes it search& cant find it,especaliy if the battery has ben disconected))at least thats what I was told,I cleaned mine & it worked great. mine was an 01 itchey***** witch was part of chrysler at the time. hope this helps
 

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times three on likely fuel issue----AG, 12 tanks of fuel a week? Wow, do you own a gas station?:shock:
No...but i've paid for a few. :-(

Hercules (my Dually) gets around 4.5-5.5 mpg. Yup...sometimes I get 7 if i'm running empty w/o a trailer. I almost always have a trailer on it. I stop for gas around 1/4-1/3 tank at around 120miles. Last year around this time I stopped for fuel 3 times in one day, and the cheapest fill up was $95.:rolleyes:





Its a pig...but it works. ;-)
 

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I hope he didn't purchase the one that I returned from Lemon LAW.
O'h, wait, mine was a 98. Sorry about this post, my bad.
I, mine had the trans issue with it.
 
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