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1995 Dodge 1500

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mad_wrestler, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I am hearing pinging when I step on the gas or am at 2800 RPMs or higher. I have tried all of the differant gas stations around here. What is my next step? :dizzy:
  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Try some octane booster.
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    You need to burn a higher octane fuel. What grade/octane of fuel are you filling up with. With my 1996 1500 I had to run at least 89 octane if I was towing.
  4. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Wow thanks a lot. My Saturn (my estimate car) just lost the timing chain and then the truck started doing that! I was getting worried. Thanks a lot. I will try the differant fuel and booster. I had been using 87 octane.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Check the engine timing. It should run just fine on 87 octane.
  6. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Check-out some of the Dodge sites online. Sometimes the intake gasket will let go, resulting in this ping that you are talking about. I guess they had a lot of problems with this. Also, high mileage can lead to valve problems. Have a mechanic take it for a ride.
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    even though yours is a v8 and a 1500. my dakota v6 3.9, had to run on atleast 91 octane to prevent nocking
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    /\ That would be my first step.
  9. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Go to dodgetruckworld.org, it is another forum i am a member of with my dodge, they can answer any questions
    AK Lawn
  10. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    I'd be looking at the intake plenum gasket or another vacuum leak. The timing is controlled by the PCM. Base timing is non adjustable. if you think the base timing is off, you have to have a diagnostic tool hooked up and check it.

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