Truck stalls when I slow down

Asked by Sarah Mar 28, 2020 at 02:15 PM about the 1995 Dodge RAM 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1995 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD V8 5.2L, 5 speed
manual, 250,000 miles.
Whenever I slow down from any speed, the
engine turns off, along with the power steering
and brakes. The oil pressure light flickers and
the oil gauge drops to zero.
Sometimes I can save it from turning
completely off by pumping the gas a ton, but
otherwise I have to turn the key and it has
trouble turning over.
It idles fine and drives at slow speeds fine, but
doesn’t like slowing down from any speed. I
also haven’t had any problems with it in
reverse.
I thought it might be because if bad battery
connections, so I replaced the battery terminal
ends, but it didn’t help at all. Maybe it could
be the crappy after market air filter that was in
it when I bought it? It always is really loud. I’ve
also been told it could be the oil pump or fuel
pump or something. Any help is appreciated!

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The engine can stall on deceleration due to a fuel pump problem, which would include a clogged filter, or a problem with the injectors; could be dirty or defective. Could also be caused by a defective or clogged EGR valve or a vacuum leak..... The reason all those dash lights come on is the engine is stopped or running too slow to keep them off.

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