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Idling and running problems, engine stalls when started, backfires thru carb

1996 ram van 1500 3.9 120,000 miles new fuel pump , tune up , wires , etc. motor usually dies as soon as it starts unless you 2 foot it. also backfires through carb , at same time has no power , will fix itself if i dont give it any more gas , i dont get that usual rush of air from the fan clutch , clutch is new last year , sometimes its fine but on cooler days , it just dies when i start it. after i get some load on the motor it straightens out until i shut it off for 5 minutes , then go thru it all over again . was dying at 1/2 tank of gas until sending unit was changed , but this problem has persisted.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    07 Tundra DC 5.7 4x4 inconsistent no-start problem. Engine fires then dies. Sometimes runs for 1-2 seconds before dieing. Usually persists for +/- 10-min, then runs just fine. Frequency of cranks irrelevant before problem fixes itself. Found TSB 0220 of '08, but found no corrosion in wiring, and rubber grommets appeared OK. Dealership can't get problem to duplicate, so no codes off computer. Been complaining to dealership for 2+ years now. Problem used to be once a month or so, no getting much more frequent.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    i started my car in the winter, and i only had it on for 2 minutes maxx; to light my cigarette. As soon as i lit my cigarette, it died.

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