2000 dodge 1500 van, starts good, runs for about 1 minute, then starts to choke out.

Asked by Aug 10, 2013 at 04:57 PM about the Dodge Ram Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced the TPS.IAC, Map sensor. Nothing changed, I also replaced the ASD main relay. Im hoping it isn't my fuel pump. any advise would help.

6 Answers

I have also changed the plugs and wires.

check the age of your battery...five years old is enough to give you problems...also system ground 1/0 cable connection to ground should be wirebrushed to assure full 300 cca's~....you will see the date of it's first charge on "knock-off" labels on the top of the battery~

do you hear the fuel pump pressurizing the fuel rail when you turn the key to the "on" position...if yes...it's not your fuelpump.~ if NO check for 12 volts at the pump...if they are there, but the pump ain't turnin' replace the pump~

if 12 volts are NOT at the pump when the key is in the "on" position would check the fuse and relay....the ASD relay if your vehicle is involved in an altercation such as someone parking too close~

you know...as I was saying system ground (that big hunkin' 1/0 cable has to pull enough amperage though that one bolted connecion is "WELD"ing the connection every time the starter is used...this creates debris from the repeated "welding" of this connection and makes your ground unreliable...this is not unique...most ECU problems stem from a varying source of amperages and varying voltages...the delicate electronics really are not designed to share the connection to the 300+ cold cranking amps....but that's the way they are made...NON-corrosion resistant design~

based on your description am going to suggest that a fuel pressure regulator is not operating...has the vacuum hose fallen off or a torn diaphragm....inspect this one please!~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Can anyone diagnose this? 45 answers

    I drove a newly acquired 1995 Ram Van 3500 (52K mi.) 5.9 L engine from Seattle to Los Angeles about a month ago. I got it from a friend and there were no obvious problems until just before I left. Fro...

    1995 Dodge Ram Van 3 Dr 3500 Maxi Cargo Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1990 B150 Dodge Ram Vans runs great until it's warm then stalls and stalls... 3 answers

    My B150 1990 Dodge Ram Vans runs great until it's warm then stalls and stalls until it's hot then runs perfectly. Also I'm experiencing back fires until it's hot. It's driving me crazy!!! I've changed...

    1990 Dodge Ram Van

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine stalls when not pressing gas 1 answer

    Our 98 dodge ram engine dies very often when we drive slow and stop pressing the gas (like when approaching red lights). Mechanics can't find a solution even when I suggest others solutions for simi...

    1998 Dodge Ram Van 3 Dr 1500 Cargo Van

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 06' Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 3 answers

    My number 1 cylinder has no compression and is leaking into the manifold. The truck runs very rough and will not go above 10-20 mph. If you floor the gas it chokes itself out as well of u go up a h...

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What would make my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 4.7l engine have terrible fuel mileage? 4 answers

    What all reasons would make a 02 Dodge Ram 1500 ST with a 4.7 Engine use twice of the amount of fuel it should be using and exhaust smells rich also ?

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram Van

Looking for a Used Ram Van in your area?

CarGurus has 142 nationwide Ram Van listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram Van Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Ram Van Experts

#1 sparkzz
sparkzz
Reputation 330
#2 ChrisbVan
ChrisbVan
Reputation 230
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ram ProMaster
14 Great Deals out of 6,032 listings starting at $14,500
Used Dodge Sprinter Cargo
265 listings starting at $5,516
Used Dodge Ram 1500
496 Great Deals out of 12,988 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Express
130 Great Deals out of 6,524 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
102 Great Deals out of 3,296 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
72 Great Deals out of 13,587 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
378 Great Deals out of 34,330 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Transit Cargo
31 Great Deals out of 17,166 listings starting at $16,995
Used Chevrolet Astro
287 listings starting at $1,815
Used Ford E-150
170 listings
Used Dodge Caravan
828 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Chevy Van
58 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford E-Series Wagon
57 Great Deals out of 1,770 listings starting at $2,975