DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 5.9L V8 Specific Topics


Notices


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-05-2011, 03:31 AM
Ezshifty Ezshifty is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500
Color: maroon/grey
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:15
Ezshifty is on a distinguished road
Default Power Loss

So i think i have an idea of where to start but i would like opinions from the experts here. When i bought my truck i had absolutely no problem towing and going up steep grade roads. Not to long ago, i was leaving a friends house and as i made turn my oil light came on for a brief moment, and i heard a loud, ricochet like sound. I got out inspected the truck thoroughly. Seeing no problems i continued home. The next day did an oil change as the oil light has so boldly suggested haha. Ever since this incident i have had major tow and grade power loss. It seems to just bog down. taking it out of overdrive helps but even still the power loss is there. Any ideas folks?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 01-05-2011, 04:02 AM
chithead's Avatar
chithead chithead is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Landis, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 12,930
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: R/T Baby!!!
Color: Bright White
Rep Power: 16
Rep:2078
chithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond reputechithead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Rutrow... sounds like diagnosis time. Everything been maintained pretty well? Spark plugs, wires, throttle body cleaned out, any coolant in the oil?

Have you noticed one of these on your truck?



That would account for some power loss...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-05-2011, 05:57 PM
Ezshifty Ezshifty is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500
Color: maroon/grey
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:15
Ezshifty is on a distinguished road
Default

changed and check it all except the throttle body... ill be giving that a look at today... also my gas consumption has been really bad these last few months.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum