engine missing? chugging? problem - help!!
Help please...here's my problem:
I have a 1998 1500 ram 4x4 5.9liter. 104,000 miles live in Wisconsin
Two weeks ago I start it up, pull out of my driveway, all is fine. 1 mile or so down the road, I am at a stop. The engine starts "sputtering" RPM's drop off, rpms go up and down kind of slowly. I step on the gas and there is not much power. I let off the gas, RPMs come up, step on the gas it takes right off. So I go buy some fuel injector cleaner and throw it in my tank.
A day or two later - same type of episode. This has been happening now for 2 weeks -sometimes it just chugs a little, other times it almost dies.It almost seems that the harder I hit the gas, the less power it has. Always when I come to a stop, always within a mile or two or taking off. Today when i hit the gas - there was about 6 fairly loud pops heard from in the engine compartment (heard clearly over the engine noise, but i had my radio off)
I have replaced the plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor. Air filter appears clean, although i will change it since i have some laying around.
Any help appreciated.