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99 Dodge 2500 Dually - Idles Fine Dies In Gear - Help!!!

New guy here, live near Houston and am potentially buying a 99 Dodge Ram 2500 Dually. I'm needing a good tow rig for car shows etc and a good friend of mine is making me a deal on this one. The truck is 8 hours awy, and I would have to haul it back here to have it fixed.

He says it starts fine, idles fine, oil pressure looks good, etc. He says that when you put it into gear it dies. If you rev it up and put it into gear it stays running, but if you let it get to idle in gear it will die.

I know ZERO about these things, but the deal he is making me is too good to pass us as long as this doesn't mean something is terminally wrong with the motor/drivetrain.

Anyone here experienced this before?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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To start with a dually is never a 2500.
Truck sounds like a prime canidate for a lift pump and perhaps a injection pump. Or it may simplly have a bad cam/crank sensor. It should have codes to tell

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Is the truck stock?

Any trans. upgrades?

It's hard to tell without more info....

For example... This is a fairly common symptom for a truck with large injectors and a low stall torque convertor.


So, you need to pick your friends brain about mods to the truck.

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Good to know about the 2500 vs. 3500. I've driven F-150''s for my job the past 15 years and never owned a diesel before, much less a Dodge. But I need something a whole lot safer to trailer with than my current work truck.

This truck is going to cost me $1,200.00 plus whatever costs are involved in getting it running right, plus a set of tires, and eventually a paint job.

So I guess I'm gonna do the deal, just gotta make a plan for a 16 hour round trip to go pick it up. No worries, my electrician has an 02 Cummins who said he would pull her back for me.
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