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

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  1. kdryan

    kdryan Member

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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 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?
     
  2. MADDOG

    MADDOG Super Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. dudeman2009

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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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