Engine Performance problem
1999 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 141000 miles
Originally my fuel pump died. Normally I would hear the fuel pump kick in for its intial 2 second primer, but over the last couple of weeks I had noticed that if I left it idling it would start to die. Then, it just quit starting.
Anyway, so I replaced the fuel pump (not the whole module, just the pump itself) with an OEM replacement.
Got the tank back up, primed the fuel line and got the truck running. But, where as before I could not get the truck to start at all, then it took a couple of turn overs and it would eventually start (although while driving it seemed very sluggish, especially from a stop). That led me to believe that I should have changed the filter/regulator aswell. I found the shrader valve on the fuel rail and pressed it in, no pressure when off, little pressure from intial 2 seconds, and fuel flow when engine idling.
So, I dropped the tank again and replaced the filter/regulator. Although I noticed two things. 1) there was a slight kink in the plastic fuel line before it hit the metal line to the engine. 2) I aslo noticed two heavy kinks in what I think is the EVAP line, it runs to a canister on the other side of the truck.
I tried to straighten the lines best I could.
Now it runs better, but still not right. It didnt take as much to start it, and seems to be running smoother, but it appears to still be loosing pressure.
Could the EVAP line be causing this? What else should I be looking for?
Thanks For anyones help.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 11:05 AM