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01 Dodge Backfireing???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Dodgeguy4x4, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Dodgeguy4x4

    Dodgeguy4x4 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Ya I have a 2001 dodge Ram 1500 off-road with the 5.9 liter 360 Gasser and it has about 80,000 mile on it and for the past couple of weeks ive been haveing problems with it Bogging down and backfireing through the Intake. It will do it for about 4-5 seconds while driving down the road then ill give it more gas and ill just take off. It also runs rough when i first start it and makes this real loud sucking sound. Ive Checked the fuel pressure and its good even when its acting up and have run plenty of fuel system and injector cleaner through it and it puts out no trouble codes. I just cant figure it out and it driveing me crazy!!!!:angry: Ive heard that the injectors need to be manual cleaned cause sometimes rust builds up. Took it to the dealer (under warrenty) and they cant seem to figure it out. They told me it wouldnt act up long enough to put the computer on it. So I was just wondering If anyone has heard about this happening or what i should do... Iam really frustrated seeing i just got the truck 5 months ago and have fixed a few things on it now. Next truck with be a DIESEL. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT THANKS and i LOVE this SITE!!!!

  2. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    egr valve, engine starts to suck alllllot of air in right? then stops and does it again min or so later? i think it was running too rich.... and the engines computer trys to compensate for it and sucks in a ton of air

    check around first....hook it up to a computer ( auto zone, etc.)

    it happened to a friends 360 and that was why
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    An 01 won't have an EGR valve, they went out of the 360's in 95 I believe. I would do a full tune up cap/rotor/plugs/wires all that jazz and check the plenum.
  4. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    o ya? i didnt know that- ignore my comment! hmm always soemthing to be learned
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I had a smiliar problem with my 2000 dodge at about 75 k miles. It needed new wires, cap and rotor
  6. bigshortbox

    bigshortbox Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    most likely it is the wires ive seen it before
  7. mr.plow 2

    mr.plow 2 Member
    Messages: 43

    mine did the same thing and i put new wires on it runs fine now xysport
  8. Dodgeguy4x4

    Dodgeguy4x4 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks for the ideas

    Thanks alot of all the ideas i guess ill have to try doin the cap rotor and wires but i just did the plugs not to long ago so i think they will be ok. Iam prolly gonna go with the MSD 8.5mm plugs for it and an accel brass termal cap, Hopefully this helps things out.

    ANYTHING ELSE I COULD TRY??? :redbounce


    Thanks ~Dane~ :salute:
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Well, I'll go the extreme situation. Burnt, bent or broken valve will cause ALL of the above. Odds are more to burnt or bent over broken, but they are a possibility.
    The timing slipping or slipped could cause the above or could cause a bent valve.
    The harmonic balancer could be bad- if it seperates from the rubber the timing can wander for the computer's pickup causing it to get really confused.
  10. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    A worn out timing chain will cause backfiring.