'95 van problems.
alright, where to start.
new here, just signed up, but i'm a 17 year old from new england, i race motocross, and i just bought my first dodge, which so far isn't going so well.
we bought this '95 dodge conversion van with the 3.9 magnum, 82k miles, good shape and a bunch of new parts. it had been sitting around 5 years, and i'm having fuel issues with it right now. luckily i got it for what I think was a steal.. 500 bucks.
i don't know if anybody could help me out but i'll throw this out there. basically i got it, started it and it wouldnt rev up, it will rev if you ease into the throttle and it ends up starting to cut out and run terribly, as if its running out of gas but not quite. if you let off the throttle and let it catch back up to itself it will rev back out again if you do the same, but for the most part it just wants to sputter and run terrible. it runs fine up to about 1/8 throttle but once you get past that it will just start to slow down and run bad. i'm pretty sure it's a fuel issue but who knows, i'm 17 and i havnt been around cars very long. i unclipped the fuel line at the halfway point of the van and tryed to see if it was even pumping gas by having somebody sit in it and turn the key on and off to work the fuelpump, and it would just dribble at most. i have put gas in it, checked alot of basic stuff, but i don't really know what's wrong.
my dad knows alot more than I do about this stuff but he is busy lately and doesnt have the time to waste on this thing so i've been trying to figure it out. he was saying today that he thinks the fuel line has air in it, i tryed to bleed it on the thing up on top of the intake WHILE RUNNING it and ended up running for the fire extinguisher.
it runs fine at idle and at low throttle opening and also when driving but you cant open it up at all or it just starts to die.
i need this van in 2 weeks for the first race of the season, i love how it's setup inside with the fold down bed and all that and I can easily pull a small trailer or even put my bike on the back of the van with this hitch hauler thing that I have called an "add a bike".
also i'm sure others have similar vehicles, does anyone have a rough estimate of fuel mileage. please tell me it gets better than our tahoe with the 350 in it because that thing is a pig at 16 mpg.