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Alright thanks for that Randy. I'll have to look into that. It would make sense to have it checked out. I know the pump is working (somewhat) since it runs. Is the desired fuel pressure indicated in the manual?

What would you think? I know that it's kind of hard since I am describing this problem over the internet. I'm sure there is a wide variety of what it could be.

Maybe pull some spark plugs and look for build up? If it is running rich, this would be an indicator correct? That would mean it is working too hard.. right?

SO many thoughts going through my head. I don't even know what to think Lol.
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Your fuel pressure should be 50 psi +/- 5 psi. Chrysler doesn't specify a flow volume, but it should be pumping about a half pint in 10-15 seconds. If the engine is running rich, you should have O2 sensor codes stored in the PCM.
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Ah I see. Alright that'll be helpful for reference. Ok, yeah, no codes were thrown. Are all diagnostics done with that little handheld? Surprising if it is!
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Proper diagnostics takes all sorts of tools and test equipment and a scan tool is just one of them. The latest setup we have is a small VCI (vehicle communications interface) pod that hooks into the DLC and sends data directly to a PC where we can monitor and control nearly every computer controlled function of a vehicle, right down to activating the wipers. Needless to say, this make for some really funny pranks in the shop.
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I see. Sounds a lot more efficient than that thing, what a joke Lol. Perhaps I should spend the $85 and get it properly done?
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If all you're doing is scanning the PCM for codes, a hand held code grabber will work just fine. You don't need anything fancy for that. The lack of codes makes me think it's something not monitored by the PCM such as the fuel delivery system.
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If all you're doing is scanning the PCM for codes, a hand held code grabber will work just fine. You don't need anything fancy for that. The lack of codes makes me think it's something not monitored by the PCM such as the fuel delivery system.
Now the components for the fuel system were all listed on one of the posts on the previous page from you correct?

Shoot, I'm hopin its not too expensive. I do not have a voltometer handy to check it, so I may have to resort to going to a mechanic. Labor is KILLER. Lol. But if it means getting this problem solved once and for all, I am willing to fork it out.
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Everything I posted is straight from the Chrysler service manual for a '98 Ram. You might want to invest in a decent multimeter and learn how to use it if you don't already know. It has a lot of different uses and will pay for itself over time. You can get one for around $50 or so from Sears.
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Yes, I agree! it sounds like it works wonders, and I always hear talk of them. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it. I would add to your rep, but it says I need to spread it out more.
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