why am i losing power while towing?

Asked by Jul 29, 2015 at 02:33 PM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Quad Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram diesel Cummings with 154,000 miles. Lately if I try and tow my 28ft travel trailer it loses power. At first it was only when I went up hills but now it happens on flat roads. The other day it started blowing black smoke while I was towing also. Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer

44,735

It needs to go to a diesel mechanic. Could be anything from a plugged fuel filter to a defective fuel pump to a bad turbo charger. Impossible to say from here. Best of luck with it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why am i losing power when towing? 5 answers

    I have a 2003 Dodge Ram diesel Cummings with 154,000 miles. Lately if I try and tow my 28ft travel trailer it loses power. At first it was only when I went up hills but now it happens on flat roads. T...

    2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Quad Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2012 dodge ram 2500 cummins turbo diesel why would tow haul quit working and my turbo will not kick in.. also my transmission is not shifting right? 9 answers

    My turbo will not kick in. so now while driving up a hill the truck has a hard time speeding up. It will drop any where between 5-10 mph before reaching the top of the hill depending on the incline....

    2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can an alternator cause tranission problem 1 answer

    I have a 1996 dodge ram 1500 and it ended up losing power and locking up in 2nd gear. Took it to a shop and they said i have a clogged cat converter and a bad transmission but before the problems ...

    1996 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Trailer Brake Controller Problems??? 11 answers

    I have a 2010 2500 with a 6.7 diesel. I have benn using it to tow my 6ton boat with surge brakes and recently put on electric over hydrauic brake system made by Dexter. When i use the controller to pu...

    2010 Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Straightpipe-Power Gain??? 7 answers

    I have been debating whether to straight pipe my 6.7, take out just the muffler not the DPF. The main reason i want to do thid is for power gain and fuel economy towing. I was wondering if anyone has ...

    Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Car Customization

Search Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

Dodge Ram 2500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 2,160
#2 Ram2500Diesel
Ram2500Diesel
Reputation 610
#3 AJBurns
AJBurns
Reputation 490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 3500
84 Great Deals out of 2,151 listings starting at $5,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
341 Great Deals out of 47,689 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
305 Great Deals out of 26,958 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Ram 1500
448 Great Deals out of 11,375 listings starting at $700
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
122 Great Deals out of 14,609 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-150
2,255 Great Deals out of 209,705 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,753 Great Deals out of 170,135 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
383 Great Deals out of 26,712 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
8 Great Deals out of 292 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Tundra
501 Great Deals out of 34,165 listings starting at $3,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
798 Great Deals out of 67,166 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Quad Cab LB For Sale
2 listings starting at $14,300