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2001 dodger ram pickup-will loose power & hesitate while driving

Looses power while driving, bangs & jerks. If I take my foot off the gas pedal then reapply, it will pick up then slow down & again. I have to do this several times before it will stop hesitating and making noise.

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  • UTGatekeeper Nov 11, 2008

    Thank you JC. I appreciate your help! I'll keep you posted.

  • UTGatekeeper Dec 02, 2008

    Looks like it may have been bad gas. I started thinking and realized that it started happening after I stopped at a station I never stopped at before - My husband use a couple of gas treatments and it seems to have done the trick. We'll still get the filter changed at some point. Thanks for your help JC!

  • Jeremiah Meyer
    Jeremiah Meyer May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you have a MAP Sensor or TPS Sensor Problem. Do you get a check engine light when it does this?




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It could be a filter, I really doubt it would be a fuel pump as you would get a check engine light. I would try the easier of the two and swap the filter out for a new one. If you are not getting any CEL (check engine lights) I sincerely doubt you have a sensor issue as well. Also I would check your airfilter too just to be safe. Let me know how this turns out.



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Hi JC -

I do not get any lights coming on while this is happening - could it be fuel filter or fule pump?

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