Loss of Power/ Hesitation/ Backfire
Hey guys. 1997 Dodge 1500 5.2 318. I've been having a problem with my truck lately. I've been losing power and under large amounts of load the engine will sputter and backfire. One shop told me that it could be my tranny not engaging the next gear, but i don't believe that one bit. My charcoal canister is done for, but i've been advised against spending money to fix that. I believe that the canister is causing my engine to loose vacuum pressure and sputter like that. Also, i've been having a real tough time starting her up lately too. It turn over just fine but the motor wont ignite unless i pour gas into the cylinders. Also, when the motor is sputtering and dying i let off, and when it drops to about 1000 rpms, i'm able to floor it and get her going again. But it seems that whenever it's under load it just quits on me. Any helpful suggustions would be great, thanks. Also, i have a code PO441, evap code. And whenever i unplug the gas cap i get gas vapor spitting out of there, pressurized. Thanks.
Last edited by Brewer97; 05-07-2013 at 11:25 PM.