My 97 dodge ram 1500 360 will only start with the gas pedal on the floor but never idles and dies when you let up on the pedal

Russ Beam

Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 04:23 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A week before this started I dropped the
gas cap then noticed gas leaking from the
top of tank with only half a tank of fuel
loosened the gas cap released the pressure
leak stopped now the truck won't start

3 Answers


is it leaking from the fill hole area or the engine area is the gas cap tightened all the way yet

Russ Beam

I put my head up by the fuel pressure regulator to listen for the fuel pump to come on it does but gas is leaking from the regulator near thefuel line but I can't tell if it's coming from the seam in the regulator or the fuel line fitting I have tried starting with the cap tight and loosened


just put a rubber line over the general vicinity of the leak and put hose clamps on the end of it. if you take the regulator of and put it in some gas and plug the hole(s) and see if the gas leaks out

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