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Old 04-11-2013, 10:25 AM
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Default Hello, from Newington, CT with Truck Issues

I subscribed to this site because I own a 1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Dump Body with a 5.9L Cummins. I have had it for a few years and it has been good to me, but not without constant repairs. I bought the truck because my son is in the landscaping and snowplowing business and we have been keeping the truck running on a wing and a prayer. I want to eventually restore it to its original condition, but right now, we just need to keep it running.

My immediate problems are:
No vacuum to the power brake booster, the former owner had pulled vacuum lines and made a mess. I have had the problem for awhile and now I really need to do something about. I have a hard brake pedal, and I can't figure out where the vacuum lines come from. HVAC vents are screwed up for the same reason.

Engine won't shut down when I turn off ignition.

If you guys can help me with these problems, I would be eternally grateful.

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:07 PM
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Here is a vacuum line diagram that might solve your first issue. http://www.mopar1973man.com//isx97/C...um%20Lines.jpg

As for the engine turning off, it all goes down to the fuel shutoff solenoid working or not. This schematic might help with that. http://s20.postimg.org/3u4sr57jh/FSS...agram_v1_1.png

Let us know which specific parts you want to know more info on and we can go very in depth on it so you can understand it and fix it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 PM
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Welcome Michael!! Sounds like you have a few 'minor' issues. We will be more than happy to assist you with all your problems. Just ask!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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Smile Vacuum and other problems

I must be getting stupid in my old age. Realized that the power booster has the big vacuum line coming out of it. Unplugged the line, felt the vacuum, so I have a new booster on the way. Thanks for the schematics. I am sure I can tackle the solenoid problem.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:58 PM
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Naw, you aren't getting stupid..... Just sometimes we need a little 'reminder' to check the simple things first (at least that is what I keep telling myself!).
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:27 AM
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Thank you, so much. New power brake booster solved the problem. I will be hooking up the rest of the vacuum lines this w/e. During the week I will be working on the shutdown problem. I think I have it narrowed down to the engine control relay. I will be replacing it today. I hope I don't have to replace the solenoid. Expensive.
I will be keeping in touch. BTW, can we transfer this thread to the Cummins thread.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 AM
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If it won't shut down it probably isn't the solenoid, but if you want to buy one here is the least expensive that I found: http://www.ebay.com/itm/replace-FUEL...6e75fc&vxp=mtr The relay is here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DODGE-CUMMIN...17fcd0&vxp=mtr How do you shut the truck down now? There is a possibility the boot on the solenoid is shot and causing the solenoid to stick or the linkage may be corroded. You can find just the boot here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Diesel...d10deb&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:35 PM
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Vacuum system is rather simple as ISX posted. I would just replace all vacuum lines. That should solve that issue. Most of the plastic tubing and rubber fitting tend to fail causing these weird issues.

As for the fuel solenoid it should shut off unless the linkage is mis-adjusted or binding up for some reason. I would check the simple stuff first before buying parts like a new solenoid.
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