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Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 AM
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My 96 Ram 1500 5.2 4x4 felt like it was a short on power and now just died this morning. My father thinks it could be a plugged fuel filter or plugged cat converter. I really need this truck running soon so any opinions or ideas would be appreciated. (And if it is the fuel filter, where would that be located?)
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One fuel filter is in the tank (pre-filter) another is part of the check valve that sits on the top. You have to unscrew the assembly to get to everything. Drop the tank (hopefully when its close to empty). A real PITA. A new pump assembly runs around 250. Did the truck throw a check engine light? If so, you could easily diagnose it with a OBD2 code reader.

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These trucks are known for eating oil through a leaky plenum intake manifold gasket as well and then plugging up the catalytic converter. On my original motor I ended up replacing the plenum plate with a 100 dollar kit from hughes engines. Worked pretty well. I'd recommend it if your planning on keeping that truck running good.
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The intake gasket was mostly missing on mine:

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After replacing the plenum plate with one from hughes. If your handy, you could make one cheap:

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No need to replace the pan itself unless it gets damaged during removal. I've replaced countless gaskets and never had one come back for the same problem.

If your local parts store has a back pressure tester to loan, I'd check that along with fuel pressure and volume.

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