My truck won't stay running

Asked by Sep 06, 2017 at 08:55 AM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck will crank up but it won't stay running my
husband  thinks it's the  fuel pump,  could it be

3 Answers


maybe alternator


It's possible the fuel pump is not providing the fuel pressure required to keep the engine running. I suggest investing in a fuel pressure gauge from a local auto parts store or simply take to a repair shop and ask that the fuel pressure be checked at the fuel rail. If you do your self it's very easy, look online for instructions or follow them in the repair manual. Haynes is best in my opinion. Depending on the model of truck your looking for 35-45 psi at the fuel rail. Again this spec is determined by vehicle make and model engine size, it's in the repair manual.

Im having the same exact issues starts but wont stay idle and now that i read a few answers i remember when it didnt want to start for the first time the radio was reset as if i disconnected it i thought it weird but didn't think on it gunna check my battery cuz my cables were loose

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