2005 Dodge Ram Hard Starting

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 58,000 MILES
Truck starts fine if left over night, after engine is warm and truck sits for more then 15 minutes engine will not start unless excellerator is pressed about 1/4. When it does start heavy fuel smell like engine is flooded.
Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:05 AM

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Tiny
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I need you to check fuel pressure and pressure drop off. Here is a how to for checking. It is a video that explaines what to look for. Something tells me either you have a leak or the regulator is bad.

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:10 AM
Tiny
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Fuel pressure was checked at dealer, pressure was normal and dropped 5 lbs. After 20 minutes. Dealer called Chrysler and they told him I had carbon build up which was soaking up the fuel. Sounded like B.S. So I wouldn't let them do flush.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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There are many products that you can purchase to clean out carbon. You may want to try it yourself. To me, it sounds like a bad temp sensor. It tells the computer how rich to make the fuel / air mixture based on ambient and coolant temp.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 1:27 AM

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