hey yall, got a question, my 08 ram started fine and then sputtered and coughed and shook and died
i tried to restart it and it would sputter like it wanted to start but wouldnt catch, it would sputter for a few seconds when the auto crank was cranking then it would just crank with no sputter till i turned the key off or the end of the auto crank cycle,,,,,after 6 or 8 tries i gave up and called for a ride, a couple minutes latter i decided to try spraying some carb cleaner in the intake when it was cranking to see if it would fire at all,(to figure out if it was a gas or spark issue) so i tapped the key and started for under the hood and before i could get there the dam thing fired up and ran like a top!!! and has since ran and been shut off several times and is fine,,, any ideas as to what it could be? that was kinda scary because i just drove out of the middle of the cherokee nathional forrest from hunting, and there is no cell service or people for MILES around
and i am disabled so i couldnt have walked out
PS i just drove the truck about 50 miles down the road and shut it off to go in the store for about 15 minutes and when i came out is when it acted up....
UPdate.... its worse today
i went out and it fired right up, drove it about 10 miles drove it home shut it off and it restarted right away and was fine, left it sit about 10 minutes and it wont start, it fires up the first time and sputters to a stop, then thats it it just cranks and sputters let it set a few minutes and it seems to start and run fine till you shut it off again