Hi my name is brandon, and i am new to this fourm and new to the dodge cummins line of trucks.
my dad has bought a 2000 ram 3500, 5.9 cummins,5 speed manual 4x4 with 290K on it. he bought it from a local cattle farmer for 6k, and at the time it seemed like a good deal until it stared to have hickups. right here is the repairs we have had done to it so far as listed-
new fass fule pump "old lift pump was dieing, fule @ 6 psi"
new harmonacle ballencer
new heater core
all new seals in the front
new power steering pump
new crank position sensor
new exaust system "cow crap ate it off"
partaly rebuilt VP44 injection pump "more to it in my story"
the guy that owend it before us hauled cattle 7 day's a week with it to slaugter houses. and one day on the road it died on him. he took it to a shop and the cause was a bad vp44. they replaced it and got it running "after trying 4 diffrent pumps" 6 months after that he sold it to us. we noticed it took a little time to start after it got hot, but when its cold it fires right up. we had the fass intalled thiking it was becouse the lift pump was dieing. the shop replaced it and could get the vp44 to prime back. they said the vp 44 was bad. they took it off and sent it back to where the pump was bought from. the injection pump tech shop swar ther is nothning wrong with it, but when ahead and "partuly rebuilt it".
got the pump back on and still had trouble. the shop finaly got it to fire and run. after 3 weeks in the shop and
4K in repair im still haveing trouble with it.
it thre out a P1689 code after i got it from the shop yesterday. i took it to the local crysler shop today and they said it was a bad connection on the vp44 harness conection. they cleanded it and gave it a clean bill of heath. i drove it all day it it was trouble free untill 8-9pm today. it satlled on me and it took 5-8 trys to get it to fire. got home cut it off for 30min, got back in it to move it, same thing happend again.
please help us. we spent 4k in it and counting
my dad said today if it cant be fixed, we are tradeing it for a duramax and never looking back.
anny ideas are appreceated