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Old 09-21-2010, 06:26 PM
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Vehicle: '99 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: solar yellow
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Start with the basics, gas, spark, and air. Maybe do a fuel pump check per the manual, usually involves having someone crank while you catch the fuel in an old milk jug and measuring against the specs. Next, check the plugs. 30,000 can be a lot of miles on some plugs. While there, maybe do a compression check. Next check the air filter. The combines are out pretty heavy where I live and that can clog a filter in no time.
Could the exhaust be clogged? Or maybe the cat? Have them checked out. Could just be a coincidence with the ethenol.
Good luck!

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