We ran by autozone one day it stalled, and they ran some tests on the battery, alternator and I thought a few other things and said everything looked fine, he mentioned maybe the fuel filter may be clogging up or restricted, we went to Walmart and passing back buy I decided to stop back at autozone and pickup the fuel filter since it was cheaper at autozone than at our local Advance Auto, a few weeks ago I released the pressure, supported the tank and removed the strap bolts toward the passenger side, dropped the tank and removed the filter, installed the new one put back together and it seemed to have a few pounds higher fuel pressure, I tried to blow through the old one and it did feel restricted somewhat, however that didn't stop the stalling,
I decided to post on a dodge forum and got a few theories of what it could be, I pondered about the possibility of a bad fuel pressure regulator seeping the pressure back into the tank not allowing optimum pressure because I thought I seen the gauge dropping gradually, my theory was if the regulator was bad maybe it wasn't allowing the pressure to build up to 49lbs. So I purchased a pressure regulator but never installed it because it didn't come with the gaskets from where I bought it. I'll likely return it.
The other thing is the lead end on the ground cable was nearly broken in half on one side, I had a replacement end that clamped on the wires, so I took cutters and snipped the end off, skinned the coating back and put the new end on and fingers crossed hadn't had a stall or stutter since.
I haven't checked the fuel pressure, but was kinda wondering if that cable end could have affected the amperage of the fuel pump causing a lower pressure, but again I haven't checked the fuel pressure since I changed the end, if its still low I'll have to check the regulator, I know there are no leaks at the injector seals because there is no gas smell around the rail, and there is no leaks around the filter either, I double checked since I replaced it.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 5:47 PM