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Second opinion] My truck starts and idles but when given gas dies out

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Yes kinda a gas hog. And it's a little harder start than usual

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

98 Ram 1500. 5.2L v8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I have put a new coil pack and crank position sensor on it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It will drive a little when cold but can't get over 25 to 30. After warm will idle but when given gas just dies out.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
My truck is a 98 ram 1500 5.2L v8 2wd 318ci. I have replaced the crank shaft position sensor and the coil pack. It will start and idle but will die when throttled. I have a pick up sensor that I havnt installed yet. I need my truck very bad I have 2 kids and three jobs I'm not able to get to. Please help me I can't figure it out. I don't have a diagnostic machine or any kind of tools so just been doing educated guesses really I don't know what else it could be. And I don't have much money to throw at it. Thank you.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Oh and the check engine light is not on.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
You can contact me at(###) ###-####if it will make it easier or have any questions that may help diagnose this issue.
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Dodge Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago
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