1998 DODGE RAM ENGINE RUNNING ROUGH

  • Tiny
  • sabrinaleger
  • 1998 Dodge Ram

Engine Performance problem
1998 Dodge Ram 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 224000 miles

Recently, I've changed the starter, and cleaned the throttle body out, but the engine is still running rough and dragging a bit while cranking. Also, after starting, it's a bit of a struggle keeping it running at first. Would a simple tuneup suffice or is there some other reason it's running so rough?

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 9:40 AM

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  • BMRFIXIT
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I would start with a tune up for sure
check for a vacuum leaks and check idle air control valve
good luck

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 10:20 AM
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Is it possible that it may be low fuel pressure or a faulty fuel pump? It was changed about 5 years back, but no other problems out of it since.

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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 8:29 AM
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Nothing should be ruled out
I would check tune up and under hood for vacuum leaks
if you have fuel gauge check fuel pressure when 1st key on and then when engine running

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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 4:58 PM
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Get your battery tested, and check your electrical connections at the distributer, coil and alternator. Clean your battery terminals even if they look clean. And make sure you tightened the starter wire. New spark plug wires cant hurt either, happy hunting

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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM

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