Question about 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Did you use same weight and brand as usual, or did you change to another weight/brand?
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to do a fuel pressure check.. You will need a special fuel gauge and the appropriate fittings and adapters are needed to properly test the fuel pressure.
1. Relieve the fuel pressure.
Remove the fuel pump relay form the Power Distribution Center (PDC) Start the engine and run until it stalls. attempt restating the engine until it will no longer run. Turn the ignition key off. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. Replace the fuel pump relay in the PDC. Any if you get any trouble codes at this time you will need to see a shop to have them cleared.
2. Disconnect the quick-connect fuel line fitting fuel gauge into the fuel line using the appropriate T-fitting and adapters.
3. Start the engine and check the pressure on the gauge, your reading should be 49 PSI with the pressure with the engine idling.
4. if the fuel pressure is not 49 PSI:
1) if fuel pressure is higher you could have a pinched of clogged fuel return hose of pipe. if the line is not obstructed check the fuel pressure regulator.
2) if fuel pressure is lower check the fuel filter, look for a pinched of clogged fuel hose between the tank and the fuel rail. check the pressure regulator for malfunctions. Look for leaks in the fuel line.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Remove dipstick, exhaust pipe, left engine to transmission mount, loosen motor mounts & raise engine slightly.(enough to slide pan back out, when ready.) Heard enough yet? Good Luck.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Recently I have seen a larger than normal number of oil filters that are empty when removed for service. I have not cut any open yet to verify why, but I suspect that the internal drain-back valve used in many are defective and are not allowing oil to enter the filter. I would also suspect that the filter bypass valve in the filter pad could be sticking except that when the new filter is installed every one has filled normally. When doing a filter change it is always best to at least partially pre-fill the filter with oil. After the engine is running you can put your hand on the filter and if it is getting warm, the oil is going through it.
There isn't much you can do about what happened...likely you have a slight bit more wear on the bearings, as dirty oil has been re-circulating through the engine while that filter was on there, but in using a good oil, I doubt if it can even be measured. I would consider using an additive such as Lucas synthetic, or even marvel oil to help clean out the valve lifters and help with the tapping on start-up.
Oil pressure would not suffer because instead of going through the filter it is bypassing around it with no pressure drop...it's just not going through the filter.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
I personally would try pouring a bottle of Berryman's B-12 in the crankcase when it is warm and then changing the oil (which you have tried a similar approach with the flush). Or, I would add approx. 8 ounces of Sea Foam engine additive to the crankcase and drive it around for a little while to see if it helps. As a side note: You don't have to change the oil with the Sea Foam, only the B-12
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
Is the timing belt broken?
Do you have spark?
Do you have fuel pressure?
Start with the basics. If you have fuel pressure and no spark it could be a crank sensor. If you have spark and fuel pressure maybe a crank sensor. If you have spark and no fuel pressure maybe a fuel pump. If you have fuel pressure and no spark you could also have a broken timing belt which will also make the engine sound like it is turning over faster than normal.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
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