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well, i assume you did a compression check and have the plugs gapped properly? Okay then, this might not be what you want to hear but, disconnect the fuel lines, install a low pressure electric fuel pump(between 3 and 10 psi one) and install a variable pressure regulator, set it at 4psi and drive the truck. still need more power move to 5psi, adjust untill your happy.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 08, 2015

William, your car uses a ballast resistor that causes what you describe. This is usually a ceramic white, rectangular piece, mounted on the firewall.
The voltage to the coil has to be dropped to 8 volts, or so. Chrysler handles that with a ballast resistor and it fails.
To test, you can wire across the resistor and see if you have spark.
My recollection is one side is for the coil and one side for the wipers or something like that.

This is a common problem.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 22, 2015

do not know can not see it from here .

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015

The oil pump is located just inside the oil pan if you remove your oil pan you'll be able to see the oil pump sending unit. The oil pressure gauge switch is located just above the oil pan on the engine block beneath tge cylinder head. Hope this helps.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015

I have a 1987 ram 50 with the 2.7l Mitsubishi g54b engine. I had the same problem and it was a restricted passage in the carb. after rebuilding the carb and extensive cleaning and blowing compressed air through every passage it was fixed.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015

The blue wire is an alternate hotwire most of the time

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014

hook fuel gauge check fuel pressure usually 15 psi for tbi 30 psi for fuel injected and check volume

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014

Have you checked for voltage at the starter terminals ? It could be the neutral safety switch or the key switch among other things. You can register for free at autozone's website to get basic repair info.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014

Firing order 1-3-4-2 --------- front ' ' of ' 1 2 3 4 'Distributor rotates clockwise vehicle ' ' ---------


1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

If light does not come on when key is in the "on" position, then first suspect a bad buld in the instrument panel. Find the oil pressure sending unit and ground the wire goin to the unit and see if light comes on (assuming the the bulb is good) if it does then the sending unit is defective. Replace the sending unit and retest.

Hope this helps.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013

check for loose/corroded battery connections

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013

try a new accelerator pump in the carb,a reiuld may be the best bet.Check for vacum leaks first.

1987 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 08, 2013

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