Question about 1989 Dodge Ram 50

1 Answer

1989 Dodge Ram / Cold Start Trouble

First start of the day the truck has a ruff idle and often stalls.  Once warm, it starts and runs with no trouble.  I added a fuel system cleaner to the last full tank of gas and the problem went away, but only for 3-4 days.  Not sure if it's related, but the ruff idling started shortly after i reduced the trucks use from 45 miles per day to 5 miles per day.  The trucks total mileage is 120000.

Posted by on

  • sandy1112 Jan 02, 2009

    My husband is having the same problem - my dad is a pretty good mechanic so I described my problem to him. He said it could be the oxgen senor or crank sensor. He said that Advance Auto should be able to test and see which (if any) sensor that you need for FREE!!

    But he also said that the 2 sensors on the catalytic convertor could be bad or the wire going to the catalytic convertor may be broken, melted or dislocated. Also, make sure that your air filter is not clogged and clean. Hope this helps. Good luck!!



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 22,306 Answers

Clean out the carb and fit an inline fuel filter between the pump and the carb .

Posted on Nov 09, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have a dodge ram 50 pickup.. Hard to start.. Once started it will idle... Try to pull out and it hesitates and wants to die.. Back off on the gas and sometimes it will idle or dies..

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Questions - Page 5 - CarGurus > Questions > Dodge

CarGurusGet fast answers to your Dodge Ram 50 Pickup questions from experts in the ... 1986 Dodge Pick Up 5.9 Wont Start I Put New Distributor Set The Timing, New.

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Questions - Carburetor - CarGurus > Questions > Dodge > Ram 50 Pickup

CarGurusCarburetor - I recently bought a 1989 2.6L Ram50 for my son. ... Asked by redoverfarm Apr 13, 2010 at 03:36 PM about the 1989 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup ... check your fuel injector...may be clogged dirty, get a fuel injector cleaner or carburator ... Also gets poor gas mileage and is hard to start when the engine is warm !

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Questions - 87 d 50 2.0 runs ok ...

89 Ram50 wont start.. - DodgeTalk : Dodge Car Forums, Dodge Truck ... > ... > Dodge Ram Truck 1st Gen (88 - 93) Forum
Sep 22, 2011 - Hey guys i got a 1989 Ram 50 and im hoping i can get some help here. She drives like a champ but she only starts when i push start it, once i ...

Dec 26, 2015 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Trouble code 1391, already changed disturiutor & crankshaft sensor ? truck starts & idles cold , then starts acting up & stalls out ?

Fix Your Dodge With Your Own Hands

Here is a rather through discussion of this error message on a 97 ram. I note that this question has been posted on a variety of forums. Perhaps this variation will assist you.

Nov 02, 2017 | 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Club Cab

1 Answer

Hello,I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 van 3.9. When I go to start it in the morning and also if the van sits for more than 5 Hrs.its having trouble starting,it turn over after about 2,3 time but run ruff,and...

have the fuel pressure and volume checked as if its out of range it can cause this type of problem,also if the fuel filter is plugged it can cause this as well.have a tech try to start it when cold with a scanner on it this may show what is happening or if there is a code in the computer.

Oct 27, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck

2 Answers

1999 Durango. Trouble to start during cold weather

take some baking soda or coke mix with water and pour over the top of the battery to remove the acid content created by over charging! once that is cleaned and removed then change your! plug wires too!!

Jan 22, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

2001 Dodge Ram Magnum 360 gas stalling also!

1.Start by changing plugs and wires. 2.Check for vacuum leaks. With the engine running, wigglr every hose you can see, to make sure nothing is loose or cracked. 3.Change fuel filter. 4.Check timing. 5.Check air control valve. 6.Check idle control sensor.

Jun 15, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

1 Answer

2000 durango 5.2 cold starts, engine stalls or rpm surging

i know this may sound stupid but if your battery is old or a little weak on this vehicle the idle air control solenoid will act speradicley hunting for were it should be and the vehicle will stall.replace battery

Jan 31, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

358 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides