extremely poor gas mileage


Asked by Mar 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM about the 1989 Dodge Ram Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

not sure if it just needs a tune up and need to know the correct set of plugs and wires etc anyway.  But the van is
just drinking gas. My spouse is not a lead foot but claims he can barely get one mile to the gallon.  Wow!

2 Answers


is there a lot of black smoke from the tail pipe? are you sure there are no leaks in the fuel lines or tank? 1989 dodge is throttle body fuel injection, a very simple system.


cold start sensor,check for trouble codes!also check fuel pressure regulator,this small devicr is on the fuel inlet line. Good Luck!

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