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Old 12-07-2009, 11:38 PM
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i drove my ram like 50 feet in reverse to my garage then i get out n the truck starts sputtering n shuts off, i went to start it up n wont stay running unless i hold in the gas just filled up in gas yesterday, no engine lights 5.2l ram any help would b great cz xmas is soon n i need a vehicle for work any help would b great
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:33 AM
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Sounds like a plugged fuel filter or a failing fuel pump.
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I'd agree with the clogged fuel filter.
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What year is your Ram? I'd also suspect water in the fuel since you just filled up. If you can, check the pressure and flow with a gauge and take a sample to check for water.
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Can you replace the fuel filter yourself????
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Our trucks don't have servicable fuel filters . They have a strainer in the gas tank that gets replaced when you do a fuel pump .
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Get another person to help you. one person get down under the truck and "point" your ears in the direction of the fuel tank. have your helper turn the key to the position just before start. Your listening for a 2-4 second humming noise. you can repeat this by turning your key completley off then back to the position i said but it is normally good to wait 8 sec to let your PCM run all it's tests. This is the key position where your accesories come on and your engine runs through it's PID's. Your trucks computer will tell the fuel pump to pump a small amount of fuel making it able to build pressure in your fuel lines so you can start your vehicle. Your fuel filter will be on the bottom of your fuel pump. on my 5.7 i dropped the tank and replaced the whole fuel pump case, float and all. i dont know if you can order just a filter from the dealer but if you DIY please make sure your fuel pump is aligned properly when you install it back into the tank. this is all going without saying that this is the exact problem. Have you used a hand held gas can to fill your truck recently. reason i ask is your fuel filter will only get clogged because it sits on the bottom of your fuel tank sucking up anything in there. Hand held gas cans can hold a number of things if they sit unused for a while. it could be a number of other things. try what i said and post a reply, i will try and get back to you as soon as possible

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Just because you can hear the pump doesnt mean its producing enough pressure or volume.
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