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Christmas Eve and my truck decides to die on me...


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So yeah... My '98 Ram 1500 Sport with a 5.2 which has run faithfully all year long decided to die ...


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Old 12-24-2016, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Christmas Eve and my truck decides to die on me...
So yeah... My '98 Ram 1500 Sport with a 5.2 which has run faithfully all year long decided to die on me on Christmas Eve of all times.

It has been taking a bit longer to start than I like but I put that down to the cold here. Driving home, it suddenly started losing power, gained it back and lost it a few more times before the engine quit for good. I am getting spark to the coil and when I sprayed starting fluid into the air cleaner for a few seconds it ran then died.

So I am guessing fuel pump?


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Fuel pump, fuel filter or an evap/vacuum leak at the intake manifold would be my guess.

One other thing...how cold is it where you are?


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Mid-30's at best...
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It sounds like the fuel pump.
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Old 12-26-2016, 01:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd guess fuel pump. You can try a fuel pressure test to see if anything weird shows up.
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