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Old 07-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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Hey fellas...

I have a 2001 Ram 1500 5.9 4x4 107k miles. I'm experiencing hesitation and backfiring under acceleration. This is the background on the truck it might not seem related but bear in there.

A few weeks ago I rebuilt the front axle. New hubs/bearings, u-joints, right and left seals, and the 4x4 actuator. The above problems happened instantly after I finished the front end. So I replaced the cap, rotor, coil, plugs, and ignition wires. Started the truck and idled fantastic. Drove it and it ran like a boss until I stopped for a red light. When I accelerated the truck fell on its face once again. Hesitation and back firing. My next step is to check fuel pressure.

HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD THIS PROBLEM?

Thanks in advance!
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Replace the TPS (like $35), mine did that, eventually it will get to the point where it only idles and if you try to accelerate you'll be popping like crazy with NO power...
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