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Old 03-23-2011, 11:46 AM
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Hi, im new around here simply because this would be my first ram truck (which I loved for the 1st week) I got this truck about 1 month ago. Things last owner told me "Injector pump was replaced, and transmission was rebuilt"
Now here is the problem, I can step on gas all I want, but the truck will take its time speeding up (really slow), its so bad that i fear getting on the highway. It seems that if i let go of the gas and step on it again it speeds up the way it should. Another problem is morning starts. It takes a few cracks to start up. I dont know if these two symptoms relate.

I took it in the shop, and the guys told me that it could be the injector pump was not align correctly inside the timing cover. Ive done some reading and ive seen some "it could be..." with similar problems. I offer thanks in advance.

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:42 AM
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Are you cycling the grid heaters before starting it?
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check the fuel pressure...check the transmission for trouble codes...
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Are you cycling the grid heaters before starting it?
Thanks for your respose, Im not sure how to do this, if you mean warming the truck up... then yes, I leave it running before I take off. If there is something im missing please let me know.


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check the fuel pressure...check the transmission for trouble codes...
Thanks for your response too, I have not checked it, but ive been reading about "Lift pumps" and some of these symptoms are similar to mine, The only problem is that... People suggest to replace the lift pump, and the guy with the problem just dont post an answer. I forgot to mention that when i took it in the shop i was charged $200 and got a "it could be that the injector pump was not aligned correctly" answer. So before I go and blow $500 on a lift pump, can someone verify if these is a possible solution? im gonna google on how to check fuel pressure. Thanks again guys, hope I get this fixed soon.

ps. It will take me a while to respond because im out my house every day almost all day.
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[QUOTE=caduceus;482402]Thanks for your respose, Im not sure how to do this, if you mean warming the truck up... then yes, I leave it running before I take off. If there is something im missing please let me know.
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Before you even try turning the motor over you need to turn the key to the on position and you should seed either an orange light that looks like a coil or it may say "wait to start" some where on your gauges. You have to leave the key in the on position till that light shuts off. If its below ten degrees out its a good idea to put the key back into the off position,wait a few seconds and back to the on position to let the grid heaters cycle again like you just did, once the light goes out your truck should start easier.
I have no idea about automatics in this trucks so I cant really help you much there.
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Thanks for your respose, Im not sure how to do this, if you mean warming the truck up... then yes, I leave it running before I take off. If there is something im missing please let me know.
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Before you even try turning the motor over you need to turn the key to the on position and you should seed either an orange light that looks like a coil or it may say "wait to start" some where on your gauges. You have to leave the key in the on position till that light shuts off. If its below ten degrees out its a good idea to put the key back into the off position,wait a few seconds and back to the on position to let the grid heaters cycle again like you just did, once the light goes out your truck should start easier.
I have no idea about automatics in this trucks so I cant really help you much there.
Ok i understand the term now, yes I let the truck on for a few seconds before I crank it. Its been around 10-20 the past few mornings, so I let it sit in that position for a few seconds. Ok, Im gonna try my luck with the lift pump, this weekend or next, I found a used one "airdog" for $100 here in Denver, so ill keep you guys posted if this was the issue or not. Thanks for the advice.
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did replacing the lift pump fix the problem? I am having similiar issues with my 02 cummins.
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I know im late to the party so if this ever gets looked at this another spot to look on the newer eng is the drive by wire, pedle regulator and tps
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I'm late to the party too, I had this problem on my 01. The Camshaft positioning sensor went out on my truck. Killed the turbo and wouldn't speed up for anything.
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is it smoking black a all? or feel like its bogging? could be a bad turbo
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