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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: lack of power, poor fuel mileage

 

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rosenchris, 5.2L V8, York, PA, April 08, 2009, 10:03
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truck has 102k on it, doggy & lithargic always and to the extreme when pulling trailer(empty or loaded). hard pulling a hill even without trailer and knocks. backfired through intake(throttle body?) half dozen times coming up a hill the other day and almost died, thought it was going to let me sit. had an engine misfire(code 304) did plugs, wires, cap, rotor about 2 months ago. help! have friends with same year 5.2 and they scream. someone said maybe intake leaking? front o2 sensor(s)?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 05, 2009, 17:01
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    Sorry to see nobody was able to help with this problem. I was wondering if you ever figured out what was cause was?

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    Visitor, June 19, 2011, 14:05

    drop fuel tank and check to see if fuel filter is still attached and pipe is not rotted off

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