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Old 03-09-2010, 01:45 PM
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I had a 1999 ram and your problem sounds somewhat familiar. I eventually had to replace the sending unit in the tank. It was getting weak and my mechnaic did some sort of fuel pressure test. Fortunately it was acting up a bit when i got there. Im not possitive this is what it is but it does sound similar. Good luck.
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Now i am awake I looked at your symptoms again they are exactly the same as I had. Just lost power and stopped, leave the truck anywhere between 5min to two hours and start right back up as though nothing had happened.Replaced the petrol pump, not sure if any censers were replaced but never had that problem again.
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I replaced the CatCon, and thus far, no real problems. It's still a bit rough running, but I'm 100% sure I have a vacuum leak somewhere as well. I'm not getting the throttle reaction I should be.

At least now it gets me around decently enough for short distances. I plan on taking it out for a bit of a longer test today. Wish me luck, heh.

It still doesn't read up any errors on the diagnostics, which has me really confused. Don't worry, now that I've found this forum, expect me to be a regular here. I've gotten more helpful advice here than I have at various mechanics I've been to, and saved myself about $1500 thus far. I appreciate the help, you guys Rock!
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Good to hear it's slowly getting better. Hope we can help getting it the rest of the way to happy.
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Welp, I should have known it was too good to be true. It did it to me tonight after goin down the highway a bit. I ended up parkin my truck about 5 miles from home at a friend's place and getting a ride.

Everything was running well, no signs of any symptoms, yet again, and out of no where, everything went haywire again. My next step is to drain the gas tank, clean it thoroughly, refill and run a methanol/octane/fuel system cleaner cycle through it. I'm also gonna take a look at the gas pump and wiring while I'm doin so. I'm hopin I don't have to replace the pump, but if so, I'll do that as well while I have the tank off.

This issue really has me irked now, and I'm determined to get to the bottom of it, if I have to rebuild everything bumper to bumper to do so! The Fight Is On!
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:55 AM
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Need to determine if your losing spark or fuel . Need to make more definite checks before going forward . Could be fuel pump , crank sensor , ecm , etc.... Could get expensive . If you have to leave it run at your home and see if it acts up . Easier to diagnose when you have tools close by . Put a fuel pressure guage on it also , don't assume it's ok .
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DUDE...>>>>Today is your lucky day. I think I know exactly what your problem is, I had this same issue with my wifes Grand AM. I ALMOST SOLD THE CAR BECAUSE OF IT!!!

Our problem was a frayed wire that ran along the side of the frame from the electric fuel pump. What happens is over time the coating on the wire rubs off then the bare wire hit the frame and bingo, you get a short in the system. The computer shuts it self down to protect itself from damage. Exactly 15mins later the car fires up. Ours was the fuel pump wire, but Im sure any wire thats shorting out will cause the PCM to shut down.

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Check those codes again; they probably hold the answer.
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Well, you guys are gonna laugh. Come to find out, it was the simple thing I wanted done first, but was told by 2 different mechanics that I was wrong....it was the Distributor cap and rotor.

I got to diggin, on a hunch, and decided to take the cap off myself. I limped my way over to a friend's house and we tore it apart. The cap looked like someone had hacked at each of the points with a screwdriver and the rotor was burnt fairly severely.

I'm tired of mechanics repeatedly telling me that I need this or that, and wanting to charge me $500+ to work on a vehicle. It cost me under $50 to fix the real problem, and one I was told more than once wasn't at fault. From now on, I'll be fixing my own vehicle unless it's a death sentence issue for the truck.

Thank you all for helpin out, and I'm sorry it took so long to get back to ya on this. Life has been hectic, heh.
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