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paul 10/1/2012

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Base 8 Cyl 5.9L


why does my truck die while driving and when parked

when driving my truck dies and it also dies while in park and when stopping at red lights or stop signs, and the check engine light has been on for months

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CVO 10/2/2012

Check the vehicle for fault codes to see if there are any sensors were involved to the malfunction of the engine.

1.Local auto parts stores such as Autozone ( not in California) or Advance Auto parts will scan and retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes ( dtc ) stored in the powertrain control module for free of charge..

2. Amazon.com has the code reader for less than $20.00 dollars.

3.Re-post the dtc's in here " answer question " for further assistance.

Note: we need the dtc's to identify the sensor, there are a dozen different sensors to operate the car.

Visit this site and see all the different sensors.


Navigate to this site and see the code reader


paul 10/3/2012

thanks for answering my question i had a mechanic look at it, the valve had no pressure or gas shoot out so he primed it four or more times without turning truck on and the pump worked but very weak sounded he then pushed back on the valve and very little gas came out so he suggested a new fuel pump, looks like ill b droppingmy gas tank and putting a new fuel pump in. thanks for your response though, paul

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