I've got a 97 ram with the 5.2 engine, and it takes about 4 or 5
seconds to get it started. I replaced the fuel pump about 6 months ago,
so I'm sure it gets plenty of fuel pressure. Where do I need to start
looking to figure out what is keeping it from starting quickly? When I
first got the truck, it would take just a quick turn of the key to get
Had the tune-up about a year ago, and it has about 110k on it. I hadn't
run any cleaners through it because I was under the impression that 99%
of the stuff sold was not any good. Or am I thinking of the wrong stuff
at the parts store?
There are both good and bad ones out there and the best way to think of it
is that you get what you pay for. You don't have to look for the most
expensive one, just a name brand in the mid to upper price range. The
injectors may also be wearing out after 110k miles and not giving an optimum
spray pattern. I would try to clean them first and see if your starting
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