Mechanics

MOTOR SPUTTERING

Dodge Ram

I have a 2001 dodge ram 1500 360 V8 w/70,000 miles. When it sits for several hours at a time or overnight, once I start it and press the pedal down it has a " delay" and rpm drop like the engine is about to quit. This all occurs within the timeline of a second, once it picks back up, all is well until it sits for a while again. The engine has only stalled out or shut off twice when this problem happened. Also I dont know if this is a related problem but once im at cruising speed (around 55 mph) the rpm bounces up a few clicks on the tachometer? I have not cleaned the fuel screen in the fuel tank, however I run injector cleaner through it every oil change, I was thinking of useing SeaFoam to clean the injectors out? Thanks for the help!
Avatar
Peteschi
May 5, 2007.



Check out the related content below while we wait for the question to be answered by a professional mechanic.