Truck will niss fire and get low enough in rpm or idle and shut off

zandedan000
0

Asked by zandedan000 Aug 10, 2014 at 09:15 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 97 dodge ram 1500 with the 318 will
miss fire when i go down the road and when
i would come to a complete stop my rpms
would jump and then come to a low enough
rpm and the engine would just shot right
down... any suggestions on what it could
be? Im thinking either bad fuel pump or idle
sensor... but i just wanna make sure before i
throw money into a part i didnt need too fix

9 Answers

BoholMark
15,625

Start with the basics. Cap. Rotor. Wires. Spark Plugs. How old are they. Are they in proper working order? Give them a good visual inspection and get back to us.

zandedan000
0

I replaced all of then about a good year or so

BoholMark
15,625

How about the fuel filter? I think your truck is just to old for the free scan at auto zone. I hate to see you throw parts at it. So you think it could be a Cam Position Censor? Its got to be something that when it quits working the whole truck shuts down.

zandedan000
0

Well i replaced the fuel pump on the truck a yearago aswell

zandedan000
0

Is the fuel filter built on the pump or is there another one on the way up to the engine? And i did replace the o2 sensors on it a day ago but it was still doing it but the idle was nuch better but rpms would still jump... just sone more details

Jdmasfcuk
30

I don't think it's fuel problems your having. I'm gunna say it's your distributer cap or a coil pack. Try your plugs also build up or carbon could do it to

Deathjam4
895

the sudden surge would be from a miss fire the cylinder has more fuel in it then it needs and creates a bigger explosion this can damage the cylinder and valves. chances are which ever plug has the most carbon deposits when you pull them is the culprit

zandedan000
0

Well i decided to throw in a new iac sensor on it and it seems too be running much better so far but ill probably check all the plugs and the cap as well... im curious i do have either a push rod or a lifter going bad could that be an issue on causing the miss fire or sudden drop in rpm and shut off

Deathjam4
895

the only time those ware out is from improper lubrication or the wrong oil type being used. and yes it could cause a minor problem which will only get worse. try putting some slick 50 in with your oil and see if it helps its jsut a oil addative and won't hurt the engine.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what causes a 1996 dodge ram truck to cut off while idle or backing up 8 answers

    when you are idle or backing up the truck will shut off, also when you are driving the truck will jerk and pull

    1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • truck wont stay running 57 answers

    I have a 2001 dodge 1500 pickup. The truck fires right up but will not stay running unless I keep my foot on the gas. As soon as I let off the throttle it dies instantly without sputtering. Gauges rea...

    2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 97 dodge ram 1500 5.2L fires, but wont run or idle 6 answers

    my ram 1500 (318) will fire, but wont run. Here is the scoop; Has been trowing bad Upstream O2 Sensor code for some time oil dipstick reads low, however there is no leaking anywhere(coolant,und...

    1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Raw fuel and gray smoke coming out the exhaust 3 answers

    Hello everyone.. I'm a newbe here and hope some of you experts on this site could help me out with this problem I have with my 1994 Dodge RAM 1500 5.9 liter 4x4. I have raw fuel coming out of the pass...

    1994 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my truck will not fire 1 answer

    i pulled up to the job site shut my truck off and when i came out ten minutes later it started and chugged like it was out of gas my gas light had just came on but i didnt think it was empty so i pu...

    Dodge Ram

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram Pickup 1500
Looking for a Used Ram Pickup 1500 in your area?
CarGurus has 14,751 nationwide Ram Pickup 1500 listings starting at $1,222.
ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 2,770
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 2,470
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 2,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
2,452 Great Deals out of 170,414 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram Pickup 2500"
239 Great Deals out of 5,091 listings starting at $2,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
929 Great Deals out of 61,706 listings starting at $990
Used Dodge Dakota"
177 Great Deals out of 4,510 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma"
532 Great Deals out of 21,012 listings starting at $2,199
Used Dodge Ram Pickup 3500"
146 Great Deals out of 2,072 listings starting at $3,999
Used Jeep Wrangler"
1,048 Great Deals out of 44,646 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,059 Great Deals out of 33,063 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 1,760 listings starting at $1,222
2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 1,447 listings starting at $7,995
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 1,947 listings starting at $3,400
2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 For Sale
111 Great Deals out of 1,886 listings starting at $5,950
2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 1,465 listings starting at $3,995