1999 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 40000 miles
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.9L auto 40k mi. I was driving 65mph on the freeway and after 5 miles or so the truck started coasting. Engine was still running, but pressing the accelerator did nothing. Engine just seemed to be idling while truck coasted. After pulling off and putting auto trans in park, engine ran for another minute or so, but would not rev when I pressed gas pedal. Then it slowly ran rougher and died. Turned key off and tried to restart without success. Tried many times, but never cranked more than 5-10 seconds. Fluid levels all OK. No warning lights and no codes. Came back to truck several hours later. Pressed valve on fuel rail and got a puff of air. Tried starting again in 5-10 second cranking burst without success. Finally cranked for about 20-30 seconds while pumping gas and truck finally started and ran normal (I'm not sure pumping gas aids in starting fuel injected vehicles, but did it anyway). Have driven for about 20 miles without problem so far. Is fuel pump or ASD suspect? Wouldn't ASD have shut off engine while still on highway.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 11:50 AM