Mechanics

DODGE RAMCHARGER GAS PROBLEM

1985 Dodge Ramcharger

My dodge ramcharger sat for 2 years before i got it from my dad, ive been trying to get it running again but its having issues, i can get it running if i push in on the gas and hold it at a idle RPM, if i let off the gas it will just putter and die, i put a new gas filter in it and tried the timing but still the same, i also did not remove any old gas from when it sat but the tank was just about on empty so i just added 2 gal of gas to it and some system cleaner but its still not wanting to run on its own, i did notice that when i tinker with the Carburetor i can get it to idle fine but if i hit the gas in any way a latch locks the small flap open and it putters and dies, ive tried everything i can to keep it running and dont know what else to do, it you got any ideas that would help i would like to hear them, also note im kinda straped for cash at the moment and a cheep fix would be best

Year: 1985
Make: Dodge
Model: Ramcharger
Engine: 5.9 V8
Replaced: gas filter, battery, water pump, spark plugs and spark plug wires, added gas system treatment to the gas
Background: Sat for 2 years with no battery and dead water pump
Issue: Will not hold a RPM just putters and dies
Carburetor: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Autoline-Carburetor/1985-Dodge-Ramcharger-2WD/_/N-ijn6qZ8vd1l?itemIdentifier=56745_0_6303_

Any Help would be nice
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Leo34
October 28, 2012.



Sounds like a carb issue. From sitting, the gaskets have dried out and cannot do there job. It may have to be overhauled.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 28, 2012.
Any other ideas it might be? I really dont know anything about the Carburetor and dont got the $400-$500 to replace it, maybe I can tune it or something?

Tiny
Leo34
Oct 28, 2012.
I would start there. Anything else would not help until the carb is functioning correctly.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 28, 2012.
So I need to look into a carb kit then?

Tiny
Leo34
Oct 28, 2012.
Carb kit, float and lots of carb cleaner for all the passages.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 28, 2012.
I'll give it a shot, thanks for the advice.

Tiny
Leo34
Oct 28, 2012.