Hello and Im glad to be back I had a better running car since the contour, a ford windstar the shocked me buy being wonderful but I lost it in an accident:( Now I have another PROBLEM! I now hve a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Conversion Van and Ive canged the spark pugs and wires, the distributor, the module, button and cap, the air filter, the crankshaft sensor, had the muffler silenced and I still have my convertor, which is clean an empty, and an oil and change and OIL FLUSH (1996) Big MISTAKE! The Van was giving me a obd code 43, and I rest the computer by diconnecting the neg battery post for an hour and the code went away (I installed the crankshaft sensor with disconnected it and I heard that could cause troblee so), fuel injected,no petal pumping, I tryed to start it up and no love from Koursy, my van name. Were going through courses so. No codes since the reset and I abuot to get a jump in an hour but if it doesnt work...I need HELP!! note-Im a chick but I love to save money and I have a high success rate off of taught Diagnostics- Just still learning!! Oh yeah - afetr the oil flush my van ran like new money til I got into traffic and It stop on me! No power and the light and radio was stilll going, have to pull over like no power steering fluid, and sometimes it started right back up, oother times in the same day til I got home I'd have to wait a while. Before it stopped one of the times, It felt ie a clot was going throught the gas system and the when a big enough plugged it, it was like i felt the power stop in mid air,(was doing like 50). A qiuck shift to neutrual and a turn of the key only worked twice and the other times I had to push It and wait...Today it cranked and only stayed running with foot on gas, i stayedwith it and whe it idled on its own, it ran for 5 mins before shut off. Plenty O Gas!!
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1996 Dodge Ram Van 1500
Question: Dodge 5.2l 1500 Van Wont Start
Answer #1Tomiko February 03, 2013, 20:20Journeyman
maybe the fuel pump is failing...you should have the fuel pressure checked.
Answer #2csubak30 February 04, 2013, 00:05Master
Fuel pump is a possibility....but the fuel delivery system may need checked starting with the fuel filter. Then move to the injectors and see if they are clean and operating properly.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (8442 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper February 04, 2013, 06:30Master
have fuel pressure test and a volume test