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Jun 25, 2009- Help! okay... got the CatCon figured out, busted a radiator hose, got that replace, now the cooling system is working just great!, BUT!!.. after it's been running just fine, all the sudden AGAIN, went to crank it, and sounded like about 3 cyl's running.., turned off, cranked it.., maybe 4 or 5 cyl's hitting.., ran it a couple mins, and it smoothed right out; however.., pushing on the gas, doesn't seem to have much "power" Again!!!.. like trash in the fuel, or water.., which we put sta-bil in, and other water stuff, and ran more gas thru it..., but it's missing some, and not picking up power like it should! Can you tell me, WHERE a "bleeder valve is" for the fuel?? Dodge Dokata 5.2 ltr 95! Been told that maybe air in the fuel system, to bleed it, but don't know where to do that?!!! Been a combination of problems with this truck, most of which we've resolved, but once again..., it seems to be doing this inconsistent "thing"!!! past posts, done, 02 sensor, catcon,plugs,radiator hoses, vacuum lines.., but either the PCM is messing up, or there's a fuel system problem ???? Thanks

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  • Lynn Burris Jun 27, 2009

    Sorry, could not pay for a fuel tested! Truck ran great a few days, no overheating, plenty of power... thought problem solved, then did the same thing, cranked and run like half the cyl's.., re-cranked, a couple more cyl's...smoothed out... run good at idle, but bogging down with acceleration. Went by shop to see if we could get someone to test fuel pressure, no luck.., went to crank up, would NOT crank!!! Ended up having it towed home! All the problems we've fixed, that I posted!, the truck would run, and now it doesn't "again"! ?? Everyone says "fuel pump".., but what if we drop tank, pay $155 to replace fuel pump, and still have same problem!? Very frustrating.., both disabled, no money to just keep "replacing things", that in the end, the truck doesn't run!!!

  • Lynn Burris Jun 27, 2009

    Thank you! We have been using gas with ethanol for over a year now! Even tho my book says can use 10%! .. Advice on "testing fuel pump", would be greatly appreciated! Changing sock my be good, but if pump is "bad", would have to do the whole thing over! Thanks for any more info!! Greatly appreciated!!

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Rent a fuel tester and check the fuel pressuer that is the first thing to do then if it holds 50 psi then your next issue is if it's a computer, On a 95 I beleive if the computer went south it would just go to base timing and still run fine but would have lousy gasy milage, so do the fuel pump test first, if it fails replace fuel pump fuel sock and fuel filter.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 27, 2009

    Let me tell ya, I can just about garentee the fuel pump because of ethonal being introduced has casued a boom for mechanics, even replaceing the fuel sock might help and thats 10 bucks so at least give it a try and I can tell you how tot test the fuel pump out of the tank without spending the big bucks Don't give up son ya need your ride.

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