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Left truck stored outside the past 1-1/2 months...just

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recently charged nearly dead new...
Left truck stored outside the past 1-1/2 months...just recently charged nearly dead new batteries...it started and idled perfect, however after a sufficient warm up it would not run past 40km/h without experiencing serious power loss and stalling...water in fuel or does computer need to be reprogrammed due to dead battery condition??
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Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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I assume you have the diesel engine?

How many volts are the batteries showing now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Volts are reading normal...it's the H.O. 5.9 turbo cummins
Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Is it possible that the air filter got wet while it was sitting? I've seen that happen before on the mid 2000s RAM. The filter gets wet and then the paper won't breathe anymore.

Also, I would add a fuel stabilizer to make sure it didn't somehow get contaminated.

Do you live in an area where rodents might have made a next somewhere?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will check the air filter n add stabilizer...as far as rodents I'll check again as I am aware they can cause problems too
Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If the air filter looks ok I would change the fuel filter next.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My thoughts exactly....start first with cheaper easier fix
Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

From there I would scan the computer for trouble codes.

If you get a p2146 or p2149 then you'll have to go after bad fuel injectors.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
will do
Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Let me know how it goes.

Rate when ready. I'll be here until we have it sorted out.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i'll start this evening with air filter...if that doesn't help will continue on this weekend
Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Sounds good. Thanks!

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Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I just wanted to check and see if you need any additional info.

Please don't forget to rate when you are ready.

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Dodge Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Just trying to keep the question from timing out, and check if you need additional info.

Please don't forget to rate when you are ready. We don't get any compensation if we don't get a positive rating.

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