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Diesel engine runs fine at times/ other times misses and stalls while driving and pressing in clutch to downshift. Hard to restart. Possible fuel problems; replaced fuel filter and added fuel additive w/no success. thank you,

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If you think that you may have a fuel delivery problem, then check the lift pump operation. On Dodge Ram with the Cummins engine, the lift pump should produce about 45 oz of diesel in 25 seconds of operation. This can be performed by disconnecting the fuel hose from the injection pump and pumping the fuel into an approved container. Bump the engine over but do not start it. Then the lift pump will operate for 25 seconds. If the fuel is aerated, then check/repair fuel line and recheck.

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