Please help me I'm done with this truck

Asked by Apr 05, 2018 at 09:51 PM about the 1987 Dodge Ramcharger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my husband was driving the truck it quit and we
were told that it was a carburetor so we rebuild the
carb and then it still wouldn't work so we ordered a
new carburetor it still didn't work then we put fuel
filter air filter spark plugs coil distributor. It's still
not wanting to start or not getting a spark the
battery is good and we also just checked and we
have gas in the oil please help

4 Answers


I had a 1987 Dodge Ram with a 318 and 2 bbl carb. My truck would start on a cold morning or day on the first shot but when its warmed up and driven for a while it would have a hell of time starting hot. Turned out it had a cracked float bowl.

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Yes we have power.. I would have a shop look at it if we can get it to start..


pull a plug wire and take a old sparkplug and plug it in and lay it on the metal block ,crank and see if any spark is jumping at the plug , sounds like you got plenty of fuel flooding the pistons draining down to the oil pan , a stuck open or waterlogged float wont float and cut fuel off , try blocking fuel flow the plugs are maybe soaked , pull one and see if drenched if so blow dry ,stop fuel and feed small amounts thru carb intake , assuming its in proper timing chain ect.

James if that's the case how do we stop the fuel to get in and drenche it? Would,that explain y we can get it kinda to start then it kills right off

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