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dennishazard
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Oct 18, 2015, 1:10 PM

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1998 dodge Durango 5.9 188.000 miles
ill drive like 10 blocks to the gas station and when I try to start the truck it will die right away, I know that the muffler is shot
the whole rear side of the muffler has a big hole in it, my question is, could the muffler be the problem with the truck dying right away ?
I never had this problem before the muffler went bad, my other problem is I don't have any money till next week to get a new muffler,
so is it going to hurt my truck if I keep driving it till I can fix it next week ? thanks for your help once again,,,,,,Dennis from wisconsin


kev2
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Oct 18, 2015, 1:40 PM

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   the muffler should not prevent starting.
start with getting the vehicle scanned- its free at many auto parts stores- call ahead and ask.
write down any and all codes they find.
history, repairs would help get a picture, tell us what your skill level is- can you do basics?


(This post was edited by kev2 on Oct 18, 2015, 1:41 PM)


dennishazard
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Oct 18, 2015, 2:44 PM

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Ok my brother in law has a scanner, I'll ask him to help me, I'm disabled so I can't do much any more, it just started dying about a week ago and then it's hard to start back up, had tune up on it last year, nephew thinks it could be fuel pump or fuel filter


kev2
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Oct 18, 2015, 2:51 PM

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fuel pressure is a basic test - along with is there spark at plugs...


dennishazard
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Oct 18, 2015, 3:18 PM

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I'll check that when I can get to his house, thanks






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