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?