Truck cutting out badly while driving the further you get past half a tank of fuel towards empty it gets worse

Asked by May 14, 2018 at 07:21 AM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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When it gets low on fuel, remove the gas cap n see if the problem goes away. Yes, you'll get a check engine light, you've prolly got one now, but don't worry about it. If my guess is right, your evap system is running constantly n pulling a vacuum on your gas tank. As the fuel levels get lower, it draws a higher vacuum eventually a vacuum hi enough to equal the pull of the fuel pump n pressure at the injectors is no bueno!

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