This has been going on about a month now.
About 15 minutes into my 30 minute drive to and from work, my truck will
shudder or lurch like it momentarily loses power. It feels like running
over a speed bump on the highway. This may happen 2 or 3 times before
getting to where I'm going. I don't think I'm losing total electrical power
because there is no break in the radio or AC. This also happens with the
radio and AC off...
Also, about a couple times each week, when I come to a stop, the truck will
just die. Starts right back up with no problem...
There are no check engine lights.
I took it to the shop and they ran a diagnostic with no results and told me
to take it to Dodge.
Dodge did a diagnostic with no results. So they started playing the
guessing game which has cost me $313.00 so far. Here is what they did:
1) Change spark plugs
2) Change PVC Valve
3) BG Major fuel induction system service with injector kit and
throttle body gasket
Nothing has changed!!!
QUESTION: Can an electrical fuel pump gradually go on the fritz (dumb
question, I know) and/or after driving for a while can the motion of the
truck shake up any crap in the fuel filter and clog it up enough to cause
the above problems?
Dodge wants $700.00 to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump and filter.
Can't afford this to be another guess...
Any guidance would be appreciated.