I have a dodge ram 1500 1997 and when i am going to stop, turn, slowing down, etc. it dies.

Jered Thoutt

Asked by Aug 07, 2013 at 05:09 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

not completely the engine just dies, i coded it and it said the o2 sensor was bad, so i
replaced that, just as soon as i replaced that my gas tank started to leak. I dont know
if it was leaking when it died but if i replaced the liner of the gas tank (the liner is broke)
do you think it would fix all the problems? iv had some Mechanics that haven't seen or
drove my truck said its the transmission and i really don't want to put another grand
into this truck. any one have this problem or something like this??

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If it idles, wave an unlit propane torch across the vacuum connections...replace the leaking hoses~NOTE the connection to the fuel pressure regulator...this is especially troublesome 'cause if it falls off the pressure will reduce and the idle speed will increase...check it's operation and replace with a new fuel pressure regulator if bad~

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You've got a "diagnostic" plug not three feet from the ignition switch...you do not need a check engine light showing to tell the "trouble" codes of your engine~ for less than 20 plus shipping you can by ye own diagnostic scanner~

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go no money...sell the truck.~

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no doubt you replaced the fuel filter....but a simple vacuum connection to the fuel pressure may be the key...and will cost nothing to look at~

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Fuel Pressure Regulators do not show up on the OBD-II diagnostic report...they are funny that way...they are made from a flexible diaphragm connected to the vacuum source at the manifold~....well in one case the motor had eaten the diaphragm and was completely missing (sucked into the vacuum source and up into the engine)....these things happen when components move or have to flex constantly~

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Try the PCV valve. It has drastic change on vehicle performance


1.99 for the part


Put new one in, Runs like a champ! No engine stall! I also had no codes

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