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Old 07-15-2010, 12:47 AM
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Got a single cab 96 dodge ram 1500 5.2. Been having some problems with it being real hesitant when i push the throttle, especially on take off. It's standard and basically if i floor the throttle take of it doesnt do anything at all for a second or so and then starts to pick up and seems not to have very much power. Also it has been backfiring between shifting gears, pretty much every gear shift it'll backfire. I know its not the belly pan gasket because i replaced that. Just did a valve job so basically has all new gasket, also replaced the timing chain and sprockets. Didnt replace the throttle body gasket tho but dont think that has anything to do with it. I'd really appreciate any help, cant stand how hesitant the truck is and the backfiring is getting old. Thanks again.
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Backfire through the intake, ignition timing, backfire through exhaust, valve timing. The other thing could be a restricted exhaust. You can try disconnecting the exhaust pipe either at the manifold or before it goes through the cat and then try driving it.
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had a problem like that code was missfire in number 8 cylinder i removed injector rail and i had look like sand and crap in it cleaned it out and replaced #8 injector run just fine.i will probably have to clean gas tank or it will happen again.
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Backfire through the intake, ignition timing, backfire through exhaust, valve timing. The other thing could be a restricted exhaust. You can try disconnecting the exhaust pipe either at the manifold or before it goes through the cat and then try driving it.

Just need to pull out the pre cat o2 sensor for that test.


To the OP, do you get a dummy light?? Check the codes with the on-off switch thing....sometimes a code is stored on the pcm but the CEL is not lit.
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