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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10, Fuel System, Truck
#16 of 35 Re: 2002 dodge ram 3500 [nightwolf41200]
Jun 29, 2007 (2:37 pm)
this truck is 3500 diesel, and that code(PO216)reads injection timing control circuit malfunction.Any ideas where is it located and if so, is it possible to take care of it myself with little money? thanks
#17 of 35 Fuel problem?
Oct 18, 2008 (7:26 am)
I have a 95 ram 1500 gas V8. I parked it for two months and came home and it ran like it was running out of fuel. I ended up pulling the tank and pulling the fuel pump. The filter was total plugged. after the new pump was installed it still runs like it's running out of fuel. It idles ok but put it in gear and it dies. I checked the fuel pressure and it's betweek 10 and 20 lbs. I don't have access to a scanner at this time and I'm stumped. any suggestions. PS I just ran it and it idles ok but when it stalls and I try to re-start it, it just cranks for a while before it starts. I checked the fuel coming in the injector rail while this was happening and there was NO gas coming in the line......
Oct 22, 2008 (5:16 pm)
i got a 1997 dodge ram 1500 it will run good for like two weeks then start shutting off every half a block and re starting itself cause its in motion. if it does shut off not in motion i have to shake it to get it to start. seamed like maybe was sensetive to cold and moisture. i pulled the tank and its spotless. any ideas?
Jan 27, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I bought a new Ram in 1999 and it didnt take me long to realize that the gas mileage was abyssmal. I average about 7 or 8 in small town traffic and never over 17 on the road despite keeping at the designated 65 or less mph, the tires properly inflated, removing the tailgate, etc. The odd thing is that I averaged 19.3 on a long trip on hiways where I traveled 70 mph or even a little higher. This kind of blew the theory that ( to a point) the slower one drives the less gas is used. I later discovered that (with my own gage) my fuel pimp was producing appr. 65 lbs pressure to the fuel rail. I had a garage diagnostic run and mentioned this high pressure and was told it didnt make any difference in my miliage. . I dont see it that way. I think at the speed of 75 mph the injectors are sucking up a lot of gas and the pressure is dimished at the rail/injectors yet supplying sufficient pressure but decreasing the amount the injectors are emitting and thus providing better mileage. I would like more information and other people's thoughts on my dilema......auggy1932 . .
#20 of 35 Re: help me [coldhands1]
Jan 29, 2009 (9:14 am)
yup had simular problem turned out to be bad ground to the tank. I ended up splicing a wire into the ground lead at the tank and runing it to the frame. Truck runs great now. Mileage still sucks but that's why there's a 35 gallon tank in the truck I guess.... lol
#21 of 35 Re: help me [dwg3]
Jan 31, 2009 (8:54 am)
I read your reply to an earlier call for help and wonder if you read mine which is a little higher on the list. I was wondering if the high pressure put out by my fuel pump is creating my high gas consumption problem. As I stated I had taken it back to the dealer a number of times for this problem (and others) and they refused to look into it and even made the statement that my having a long bed caused the problem which I dismissed as being a "put off".
I wonder if other 318cid Ram owners are experiencing the same problem. aug
#22 of 35 2006 dodge 1500 ram 5.7L Hemi
Feb 01, 2009 (8:39 pm)
Where can I find the fuel filter and how do I change it.
#23 of 35 Re: help me [auggy1932]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:24 am)
Cold hands. I get in the range of 15 around town with out a load. If I'm hauling a heavy trailer, which I do on ocassion, you can actually watch the gage fall.... I'm not a mechanic but from what I've read the pressure is for the fuel injection system, and is modulated by the computer so it really doesn't have much to do with your milage. One thing you can check is the engine temp. If the gauge never gets above say 1/4 way up you may want to look into a thermostat. Other than than it's just the nature of the beast. That's why there's a 35 gallon tank in the truck. lol good luck.
#24 of 35 Re: 2006 dodge 1500 ram 5.7L Hemi [Gitchy11]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:35 am)
Unless there's an after market filter on the truck, which I recomend putting on, the filter is in the tank. Which means you either have to take the tank out or lift the bed, neigher is a pic-nic. I had a problem with junk in the tank and had to replace the pump along with most of the lines to get the curd out. I put an additional inline filter just under the drivers door. The lines are metal so you have to cut the line and put good hose clamps on to hold the filter, just remember the pressure runs around 50psi so go form there. good luck
#25 of 35 Re: help me [dwg3]
Feb 02, 2009 (12:20 pm)
The to and reply to names on these messages get a little confusing.
You mentioned that the thermostat could be at fault concerning my poor gas mileage. That was one of the first things I requested to be replaced on the very first checkup back in early 1999. The temp gage on the dash only indicated about 180 deg. They said they replaced it but I noticed on the temp gauge that it didnt get any higher than before. I later replaced both oxygen sensors at my own expense because a faulty one (upstream) could reek havoc with gas mileage. Thanks for the reply and would like any more suggestions/data/help you might come across.
I think (as soon as the weather warms up) that I will replace the thermostat again( if it ever was replaced) and go a little higher.one It may only have a 185 deg. in it as OEM and will put a 195, if available. I'll let you know the outcome.
Incidently, I dont understand how the engine speed (rpm) influences the computer to lean up or enrichen the amount of gas to the cylinders.....can you enlighten me???.. aug.