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What would cause my engine to cough, sputter and sometimes back fire through the intake? likes to do this after i hav just went down a steep incline and get leveled out. its a 1999 ram 2500 4x4 gas engine

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  • reedmanx1 Feb 06, 2010

    no check engine lite on when this happens. i just usually try to baby the throttle a little by pumping it or flooring it. it seems to work its self out pretty quick.around 30 seconds maybe?

  • reedmanx1 Feb 06, 2010

    i would say intermitent since it only does it when i am just coasting down a incline at a relativly slow speed. around 10 to 15 mph. when i get to level ground and push the accelerator to go, is when it starts acting up

  • reedmanx1 Feb 07, 2010

    thanks. it gives me a place to start

  • reedmanx1 Feb 07, 2010

    thanks. it gives me a place to start

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Maybe fuel slossng n tank and strrng up water thats in the fuel and when it picks up water it will lean pop and sputter try gas addeditive to remove moisture see if t changes t also may be pck up tube or filter ntank problem.

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Hi,

Before making Any Inspection or Troubleshooting, my First Question - Do you see any Check Engine Light Being ON?

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http://www.fixya.com/cars/r4008552-check_engine_light_being

If YES, let me know the Codes so that i would be able to Guide.

If Check Engine Light is not ON, then :-

1. Is this an intermittent or Permanent Problem?
2. What have you done till now to Fix this?

Let me know, so that we could proceed.

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  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Feb 06, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Is this an Intermittent or a Permanent Problem?

    Regarding Sputtering, is it usually Happen anytime or while Accelerating, De accelerating, Driving, Idling??

    Let me know, so that we could proceed.

    Hope i helped you.

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    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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