1996 Dodge Ram V8 Automatic
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Magnum with a V8 engine.
There is obviously an issue with it.
When turning on the truck, it tends to just keep turning over and over (tries to start). And if I keep my petal on the gas long enough while I am trying to crank it (a long time). It eventually will start.
Then, if I turn it off and back on again (right then and there after it finally does get going), it turns right back on just fine with no problems.
But if I turn the truck off and leave it sitting for 30 minutes or longer.I have the same problem. I have to hold the gas down while I am cranking it just to get the truck going.
It's not the battery. I know that for sure.
Could it be the fuel pump? Or something else?
Also, when the truck finally does get going.I also have a lot of white or gray smoke coming out of the tail pipe. That could be a totally different problem because I know my coolant is going way too fast as well. I am having to refill the coolant reservoir at least once every two weeks. It's not leaking when the truck is turned off. So I am guessing that the coolant might be clogged and the pressure is causing it to build up and overflow out or it's leaking into the combustion chamber and coming out as white smoke from the tail pipe. (I really don't think I have a cracked head gasket or my truck would not be coming on at all, right?)
These are just my ideas. I have two main problems.
Any answers or suggestions?
Please let me know.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 3:34 PM