Poor gas mileage 2004 Ram 1500

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Asked by Apr 26, 2015 at 06:51 AM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am experiencing 7.7 mpg or less in the city, any ideas if this is normal or not and what
are the causes if its not normal.

i only drive in the city and for short trips.

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To give you an intelligent answer we would need to know more about your rig ie, engine size, 4X4 , axle ratios, auto or standard, and any codes that may be listed in the ECM's memory will really help.

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EPA ratings are 8 to 14 depending on equipment.

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engine size 5.7 Hemi , 4X2 , automatic transmission axle ratios how do i know this? thank you for your response

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The ratios will be on the little metal tab attached to the rear end bolts that hold the inspection cover. So 7.7 MPG with a Hemi is still right in the ball park with what the EPA shows. You might get some increase with a cold air kit and a nice cat back exhaust system or you could try a reprogram unit like Superchips or something similar. HTH

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