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Old 09-22-2011, 02:14 PM
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Got a 98 ram 1500 5.2L 176kmiles. This is the problem...Starts easily, idles at 600rpm. When driving it will act like its running out of gas. This will usually happen just after 1/4mile of driving and last for 1/4-1/2 mile, although it has happened after 4 miles of driving then it will drive normally. As it seems to run out of gas, a loud clacking sound comes from the front end. I know the sound is not the engine as the truck needs new tie rods. What can you guess is the problem? Anyone else have this issue?
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fuel pump might be going out and not able to keep up with the higher rate needed when under speed. find a pressure guage hook it up drive the truck around see if the pressure drops when it starts to act up. the trick is to find a way to place the guage where you can see it.
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as for the noise in the front if it happens only when you hit bumps the ball joint might be the issue. dont take my word for gold but its a good place to start.
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Replace fuel filter? I have had one so dirty that it blocked fuel flow.
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