2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi won't stay started. It will start but shuts right off, It also starts and idles for a few secs and shuts off. And when I give it gas it shuts off even faster. Any help?

Asked by dscott1305 Nov 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM about the 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Changed fuel pump and still same results.
And I have to keep using starting fluid to
help with starting

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sounds like the anti-theft system on the 08's. if the key is out of sync with the computer, the anti-theft system kills the truck after 3 seconds. have to have the keys reset with the computer at the dealership.

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Dscott1305 Did you ever figure out what was causing it?

Im having a similar problem with my truck. I replaced the spark plugs, ignition coils, O2 sensor, EGR, the crank shaft position sensor...and recently changed out the MAP sensor. Still not staying on.

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