engine acts as if it has fuel starvation, but only intermittently. sometimes it just struggles to stay runnig and not able to increase engine rpm with additional fuel pedal press. computer check ok, no instrument panel indicators or error codes given. recent spark plug change, fuel pump pressure steady at 50lbs. when it does stop engine if i start engine directly after failure it stops within 2 or 3 seconds. if i let it rest for 15 -20 minutes she runs beautifully for another few hours
what is cause of intermittent engine stall on 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500
by hosacanuc in Colorado Springs, CO on August 12, 2010
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by dandd , August 12, 2010
really need to check the Check Engine codes and then diagnose the problem, there are dozens of possible things it could be, as you have found out by trying different parts with little success. A simple code check is NOT a Diagnosis, you need to scan the real time data to see what is going wrong and when. http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light-diagnosis Here is an article we at RepairPal constructed to aid people in getting a performance/Check Engine Light problem serviced.
COMMENT by Visitor , August 13, 2010
sorry, i did mention there were no codes,,,no check engine light. thanks for the response
COMMENT by philstein0 , October 13, 2014
Did you ever figure out the problem? I am having the same issue.
ANSWER by Keno80 , November 05, 2015
O it gets worse it won't run after a while, getting a new computer soon tell you if it fixed the problem Keno80