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gms81 
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Posted: March 01, 2007 at 8:39 PM / IP Logged  
What year is your truck and what engine does it have?
whiteram423 
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Posted: March 01, 2007 at 8:50 PM / IP Logged  
03 dodge ram quad cab 1500/ 4.7l 8 cylinder/ 1/2ton 2wd
gms81 
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Posted: March 01, 2007 at 10:56 PM / IP Logged  
I will do some checking tomorrow on this. For now get the book I was telling you about, it gives the specs and how to's on checking the sensors, its about $15 or so.
gms81 
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Posted: March 01, 2007 at 11:01 PM / IP Logged  
I forgot about this site. http://www.hemitruckclub.com/Manuals/03DRM.pdf
I am not sure if this is just for the hemi or not, check it out. This is more of a service manual for a tech but that just means its a lot harder to follow. It states this as a list of your condition, its a place to start.
ENGINE STALLS OR ROUGH IDLE 1. Vacuum leak. 1. Inspect intake manifold and
vacuum hoses, repair or replace as
necessary.
2. Faulty crank position sensor 2. Replace crank position sensor.
3. Faulty coil. 3. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/IGNITION
COIL - REMOVAL).
9 - 4 ENGINE - 3.7L DR
ENGINE - 3.7L (Continued)
CONDITION POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTION
4. Incorrect cam timing. 4. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE
TIMING - STANDARD
PROCEDURE).
1. ENGINE LOSS OF POWER 1. Dirty or incorrectly gapped spark
plugs.
1. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/SPARK PLUG
- CLEANING).
2. Dirt or water in fuel system. 2. Clean system and replace fuel
filter.
3. Faulty fuel pump. 3. (Refer to 14 - FUEL SYSTEM/
FUEL DELIVERY/FUEL PUMP -
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING).
4. Blown cylinder head gasket. 4. Replace cylinder head gasket.
5. Low compression. 5. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE -
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING), repair
as necessary.
6. Burned, warped or pitted valves. 6. Replace as necessary.
7. Plugged or restricted exhaust
system.
7. Inspect and replace as
necessary.
8. Faulty coil. 8. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/IGNITION
COIL - REMOVAL).
9. Incorrect cam timing. 9. Refer to Engine TIming in this
section.
1. ENGINE MISSES ON
ACCELERATION
1. Spark plugs dirty or incorrectly
gapped.
1. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/SPARK PLUG
- CLEANING).
2. Dirt in fuel system. 2. Clean fuel system.
3. Burned, warped or pitted valves. 3. Replcae as necessary.
4. Faulty coil. 4. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/IGNITION
COIL - REMOVAL).
1. ENGINE MISSES AT HIGH
SPEED
1. Spark plugs dirty or incorrectly
gapped.
1. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/SPARK PLUG
- CLEANING).
2. Faulty coil. 2. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/
IGNITION CONTROL/IGNITION
COIL - REMOVAL).
3. Dirt or water in fuel system. 3. Clean system and replace fuel
whiteram423 
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Posted: March 02, 2007 at 2:18 AM / IP Logged  
thank you so much for helping me it means so much because i just have no clue what to do and any kind of advice would work.
gms81 
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Posted: March 02, 2007 at 7:31 AM / IP Logged  
No problem, I know how it is. Try to get everything checked that I said,   and go get that book. It will be so helpful in this situation as well as anything else that may come up in the future.
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