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91 dodge Ramcharger, 5.9, 360...

91 dodge Ramcharger, 5.9, 360, runs fine in neutral and will drive slow on flat level surface.   When you start to go up a grade it dies.  Had a full tank 30 gal so have been letting it run to try and burn it out (was thinking water in gas) but no help after burning 1/2 out.  Checked codes and have three...37/PTU solenoid,   47/ Battery voltage low (Has been setting a few weeks so no surprise there)  15/Vehicle speed signal (Don't know what that is either). Trying to understand my problem and what to do next?

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.
The problem you are describing sounds very much like you may have a failing fuel pump. When the pump become weak it will usually fail under the load of climbing due to a drop in pressure. I would start first with installing a fuel pressure gauge and monitor the fuel pressure while the problem is occurring.Normal fuel pressure on your 5.9 should be right at 13 to 15 PSI , anything less then 13 PSI would indicate a failing fuel pump.
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