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96 Dodge RAm 1500. Truck stalling while in motion. Sometimes stalls, sometimes sounds like engine shuts down then starts again (surge) without totally stalling. What can be the problem? I fueled up to

Stalling dodge ram 1500 while in motion. Sometimes stalls completely, other times sounds like engine went off, then comes back on again as long as my foot is on the accelerator.

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SOURCE: 99 dodge ram 1500 5.2 liter stalling on start up.

Check and clean idle air control valve
check for vacuum leaks
suspect idle air control valve

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Extended Cab 4x4

idle air control motor on back of throttle body maybe malfunctioning and not allowing it to idle

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Have your battery tested. When the battery has a problem the dodges will act this way.

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its not the fuel filter sounds more like a bad ais motor

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SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 kept stalling while driving now won't start

First off you can test the fuel pump 2 ways
1.have a assistant turn on the ign to on while you listen for the pump to run at the gas cap (gas cap off).
2.find the valve on the fuel rail looks like a a/c or valve stem,take the cap off and press the needle and if fuel comes out then it's not the fuel pump.

But from a lot of EXPERIANCE on dodge engines the stalling and restarting issue is ignition related i.e crank or cam sensor which will throw a diagnostic code of engine misfire xxx cylinders.

So If its one of those sensors then you will not have any spark,and staring fluids will not fire the engine.
As for the headlights flickering they get there power through a relay straight from the battery,so I would look at the relays under the hood and find the one for the headlights and swap it out with the horn relay as most of the relays will have the same numbers.

The crank sensor is about 70.00 and the cam sensor is about 50.
depending on where you get them (dealer or aftermarket)
the cam sensor is the round plastic thing under the dist cap,and the crank sensor is on the pass side under the head into the top of the transmission bell housing and it's a 2hr job to change because of it's location is really hard to get to.
Hint -take the breather off and place a rag over the intake and a board from the radiator core support to the intake to lay on,it has 2 10mm bolts and the wiring harness unplugs from underneath.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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