Can not depress accelerator very far, can't get over 1,000 rpm in 1998 Dodge 3500

20

Asked by Aug 30, 2015 at 10:50 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 3500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Accelerator can be depressed a little way, but seems to be "stuck" on
something. Can not even "force" it beyond this point. Engine runs fine but
will not give more than about 1,100 rpm. Tried cleaning linkage springs with
brake fluid and then heavily lubricating w/WD40 while pumping the
accelerator. Seemed to 'break free' for about 100 miles, then got "stuck"
again. Could it be the injector?

5 Answers

56,565

Sounds like a bad throttle cable. HTH. - Jim

20

I checked the cable and lubricated it as much as possible, did not help.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

Husband has been checking components. Disconnecting the cruise control has no effect. He thinks it might be the injection pump. Do you know where I can find, online, a good schematic drawing of the INTERNAL WORKINGS of the injection pump?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
56,565

You can try alldata. You may need to visit your local service facility for access to the site. HTH. -Jim

20

Thank you. He now thinks it is not necessarily the injector, but the rod that goes into the injector. (?)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My 2006 dodge 3500 won't accelerate over 65 mph 7 answers

    I was driving my truck And all of a sudden it wouldn't go faster then 65 what could cause that

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500 ST Regular Cab LB DRW

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • can't find ignation wire for distributor 4 answers

    1998 Dodge Ram 3500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge cummins 3500 2012 longhorn 2 answers

    Hey guys, I'm running a 2012 dodge cummins 3500. Well I'm having trouble with my transmission. It's a 68rfe. I drove it the day before and the gears were shifting great. My dad got stuck the other ...

    Dodge Ram 3500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 dodge ram 3500 losing power when reaching 3000rpm, blowing white smoke 3 answers

    pulling a boat would reach 3000rpm would losing power, I changed the fuel filter, I took it out got to 5 gear would not go any faster than 60 mph backfired ,blew out black smoke. but now it is blowing...

    2004 Dodge Ram 3500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • towing weight for 2006 Dodge 3500 7 answers

    2006 Dodge 3500 crew cab, 4 door, short bed, fully loaded deisel dually. Does NOT have Allison tranny. Want to pull a 12,200 dry weight 5th wheel and need to figure out towing capacity. Can you help?

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500

    -

    General

Ram 3500

Looking for a Used Ram 3500 in your area?

CarGurus has 2,419 nationwide Ram 3500 listings starting at $5,000.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 3500 Questions

Dodge Ram 3500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 460
#2 hacksaw77864
hacksaw77864
Reputation 240
#3 Dave Turgeon
Dave Turgeon
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 2500
175 Great Deals out of 5,579 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
452 Great Deals out of 26,674 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
457 Great Deals out of 42,342 listings starting at $2,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
570 Great Deals out of 12,810 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford F-350
340 listings
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
50 Great Deals out of 2,651 listings starting at $7,000
Used Ford F-150
3,368 Great Deals out of 205,061 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,550 Great Deals out of 147,461 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 3500 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 137 listings starting at $15,900
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $12,999
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $5,000
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $10,849
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 507 listings starting at $7,999