Huge problem with a 95 Dodge Ram 1500

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Asked by Apr 04, 2013 at 11:34 PM about the 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck had been running with around a quart of oil for a
week, when I got paid I filled the oil back up. After this the
truck started vibrating horribly when I reached 45mph and
dropped in rpm's a bit, it's running a lot louder than usual
and a sucking sound can be heard when you pop the hood.
The sounds go away after you hit 60mph or so, but the
engine sounds and feels like it's skipping. What could be
wrong?

11 Answers

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That sucking sound could be a vacuum leak. See if you find out where it's coming from. A large vacuum hose goes to the brake booster.

Where did the oil go? Did you burn it? was it getting sucked into your vacuum leak and get burned? is there a bunch of oil drops where you park? Really need to use foamy engine brite and a hose to find the leaks~

momo probably needs an intake gasket~

Could there be engine damage in the form of being hydro-locked with oil, bending valves and blowin' out rings?...let's hope not~

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The engine never overheated, temp remained steady throughout the week. Oil pressure dropped bad during last day before my check came in. Filled it up and did good for a few days, filled up the gas and the problems started two days later, usually stays under 1/4 of a tank 99.9% of the time. Could it be a clogged cat? I'm lost on this one.

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You still runnin' okay? gettin' blue smoke? idles evenly?

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clogged cat would throw up a CEL~

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It idles good, shakes a little when you go to accelerate and evens out until you hit 45-55mph, then the shaking kicks in. It shakes so bad that it can get hard to keep straight on the road, but as soon as you hit 60+ it evens out with a skipping kind of sound and feel, but no bad vibes.

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"shaking" frightens me. all I can think of is hydro-locking with oil what's leaking into the combustion chambers...not quite certain how this might happen short of cracks all along the belly of the oil jacket...course it could be a coolant leak...would have to keep an eye on the exhaust to see if it's blue or white~.....still this "shakes a little" makes me wonder why? too much something in the cylinders...but what now~?

mysteries abound~

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is the check engine light on? if so what codes are on the obd?

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