I have a 88 Dodge Power Ram we just bought, and I've been working on mainly electrical problems, but does anyone have the fix for why it will not take gas right? It dies out if you tromp on the gas, or just ease down on it. What could it be, the fuel pump or carburetor?
It could be the accelerator pump in the carburetor, or it could be a clogged fuel filter. Or, it could be a weak coil, or perhaps even a bad diaphragm in the vacuum advance. Also check the timing.
Thanks for the comment on my stalling problem. I found it it was the idle control motor, but my steering problem is a headache now. It is pulling out of the gearbox, and I can't figure out why. Everything seems to be tight and in place; it comes so far out that steering is impossible. What would let it pull out? I'm baffled. Thanks for any help; all appreciated.
I am 16 years old, and have owned a 1988 Dodge Power Ram 4x4 since I was 15. I only paid $450 for it!!! It is the best investment I have made in my entire teenage life. Sure, it's not the prettiest thing in the world, because the paint has nearly all peeled off, but it gets the job done every single time. I drive this truck 35-40 miles a day, between going to school and work and back, and it has never needed any major mechanical work besides oil change, spark plugs, etc... every single thing works on the truck, except for the power locks and trailer light hook-ups, which were ripped off when I was hauling a boat in the morning on my way to go duck hunting, when a blown-out tire flew up underneath and ripped the wiring harness out.
I am a proud Dodge owner, and will drive nothing but a Dodge.
I bought a 1988 Ram 150 SWB std cab a month ago, and liked it so much that I bought a 1990 extended cab last weekend. They both are 318 fuel injected engines.
Louis Columbia SC.
I drive a 1984 W250 Power Ram with a 360. I have a 4 inch Rancho suspension lift and an Edelbrock 4 barrel 600 CFM carb.
I drive this truck everyday, it burns oil from the valve covers, and it doesn't start when it's really cold outside, but hell, it's a carbureted engine.
I have no problems with this vehicle. Yeah, my gauges don't work and I have a lot of play in the wheel, but this truck is more reliable than any other truck or car that I have driven.
Don't listen to one guy that doesn't know much about the wear and effects of abuse on one truck that is quite old. Mine is 28 years old now, and I don't even know how many miles are on it, but it runs like crazy, and I haven't lost any power in it.
It's a perfect work truck. I have driven 200 miles with only 30 bucks in the tank, so I believe this is a jewel of trucks.