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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 819
Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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Loss of power when down on accelerator, backfires, Ram 1500

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Loss of power when down on accelerator, backfires
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: Ram 1500 2005
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. Have just made it home and not a truck mechanic
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: 143000 kms on vehicle and no problems whatsoever until now...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

do you have a check engine light on

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No power with acceleration... no power in any gear... gasoline smell and backfire
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

back firing normal occurs by to much fuel or not enough spark if you are smelling fuel more then likely you have a faulty injector

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should I attempt to drive the vehicle to the dealler 100 kms away?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

when they go bad it is out of nowhere and it will be fine to drive to the dealer you just wont have any power could also be the massairflow sensor but im pretty sure its the injector if you need anything else please let me know and be sure to rate my service when you get the chance

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anything else I should tell the dealer mechanic?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

no its one or the other but im leaning towards a faulty injector