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Engive wants to die out

I replaced the radiator in my 2001 Ram after blowing the other one out. Now when I drive more than 5 miles, when I come to a stop it acts like it is going to die. All the engine lites come on but it doesn't quite die completely. Was told it could be the Cam Bearings, but I am hoping it is something easier to fix.... and less expensive.

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  • dallashoney May 26, 2009

    No, it isn't overheating. It is running at about 180. It did overheat enough that it blew out the original radiator which was replaced last week.

  • dallashoney May 26, 2009

    I did the ignition thing to bring up the error codes and came up with 177 and 180. According to the code list it is in the fuel system. Hopefully it will be a quick, simple, painless, CHEAP, fix! Thanks for the input! There is an Auto Zone a few blocks from me.

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    yankstorm02 May 11, 2010

    is there a temperature gauge? Is the truck overheating?


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Best thing to do is to get it scanned at Auto Zone since it's free there and most Auto garage will only charge $10.00 to $15.00 since they want your business. There are just to many things that would cause the problem. Here is a link that may help you.
Good luck and keep me posted.

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