Cuts out

Tiny
TIREGUY79
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  • 2001 DODGE RAM
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 125,000 MILES
When driving at any speed sometimes it cuts out out really fast, it does not die, but it will do it a couple of times in a row or sometimes few time in a row. I have also notice it is starting to do it when taking of from a stop it almost sounds like a chirp noise or a light squeal. It is not the belt, but other then that it runs great and no lights on in the dash.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 1:14 PM

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Tiny
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Check belt for wear recommended replacement is 60,000 for belt and tensioner. Try cleaning throttle plate on both sides and iac hole.
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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok what is iac whole and also today I drive it long distance and it started doing it pretty bad like a old car that shakes when you get in the power it idles fine and starts to ping when it acts up like it lugs out real bad do you think it's same symptoms as I described before
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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 AT 7:59 PM
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And also I noticed when I got the truck there was a canister on side of gender that I think is the fuel pressure valve or the evaporate canister that was unplugged but I noticed it did the same thing before I plugged it in when it acts up and you push gas peddle in it sounds like it's struggling for air like a hollow sound
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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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Iac hole is an oblong hole normally on throttle body, you should see it when you clean the throttle plate. Scan for codes and check fuel pressure auto parts rents gauge and can scan for codes.
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Sunday, April 17th, 2016 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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Hey TIREGUY79,

When the engine dies can you check for ignition spark? here is a guide that can help you

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Also how long does it take before it restarts? It could be the crankshaft angle sensor which these engines had a problem with.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Please let me know what you find
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Sunday, April 17th, 2016 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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It never does die it pulses like losing power and pings when it acts up and trying to push gas peddle and shakes I've been told it's the o2 censor or fuel pump
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Sunday, April 17th, 2016 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
KEN
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It really sounds like an ignition coil, have you tried a new one?

here is a video on how what you are in for

https://youtu.be/iDgXwKA-IIc

let me know what you find.
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 AT 2:55 PM
Tiny
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It was cap and rotor all rusted I put new cap an rotor and wires and plugs and runs awesome
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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It was the cap and roter points had rust in them so I put new cap and rotor and plugs and wires and it runs awesome
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, thanks for sharing with us this information will help others, please us 2CarPros. Com anytime we are happy to help out.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 AT 6:58 AM

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