Q: I am losing compreshion on all my cylinders 2005 Dodge RAM 1500

asked by on January 12, 2017

im losing compression on all my cylinders its not smoking , and it will run but barely

Loss of power Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there - you don’t indicate your mileage, but low compression may be a normal result of a high mileage engine, or a problem due to abnormal wear. Oil breakdown can cause excessive piston ring wear. Extremely lean mixtures can burn valves, and problems with camshaft wear can result in poor compression, but these are relatively unusual causes. I would suggest a engine performance inspection to determine if your poor compression problem is related to rings, valves, or some other issue. This can be done by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Timing belt just changed. Car makes whirring noise when I accelerate. Is this normal?

Without actually hearing the noise myself I would suggest having the noise isolated to see if it is in the timing belt on the tensioner being too tight or tensioner pulley is defective. You may even need to remove the...

Vehicle not shifting out of park

Hello, if the shifter is disconnected, there is a chance that what ever holds the cable to the linkage is broken or worn out. The cable where it has become disconnected should be inspected to see what has failed. I...

I have 3 error codes, P1784, P0731, P0732. I need help knowing what it means and how to I can fix it

All three of these codes are for the transmission and indicate you have issues with shift solenoids and gear ratio problem. Each code is a problem with a different part of the transmission and would require separate diagnostics for each...

Cannot remove rollover valve cable line on the gas tank

Hi there. The rollover valve may have a quick disconnect fuel line or it may have a crimped on fuel line. Either remove the fuel line to the rollover valve or pop out the rollover valve with a large flat...

When I come to a stop my truck will lunge forward and sound like it revs up a little

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...

Lights flickering while driving.

Your Dodge Durango is equipped with a computer known as the CTM (central timer module). The CTM is responsible for performing various tasks on your vehicle, one of which is the task of monitoring your Durango’s battery for drainage by...

I have rough idle and shaking

The idle air control motor is powered and controlled by the engine computer. You will only get power and ground when the computer wants it to move. If the engine computer is not controlling it, then you may have a...

PCV Valve Location

This engine has only one PCV valve and it is located in the oil fill tube. If you need help replacing PCV valve contact a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to perform any services you need.

transmission leakage repair

Transmission fluid leaks were an issue on this model and I see at least two Honda Technical Service Bulletins published on this very issue. Leaks vary in severity and the only way to find out if the leaks on your...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Massage Therapist
If If you're a massage therapist, one of the cornerstones of your business has to be that you don’t keep your clients waiting. That means you need a vehicle that’s reliable. You also will have to move your gear, including...
2011 Dodge Ram vs. 2011 Ford F-150: Which One Should I Buy?
Large trucks can be fun to drive, and even more fun to get dirty. Unfortunately, they may also cause you to get phone calls from friends who need to move into a new apartment. Fortunately, just having a truck may...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Interior Designer
As As an interior designer, you need to transport a great many different items, including fabric, paint and wallpaper samples and sometimes even furniture items. You probably don’t handle overly large loads very often, and when you have to, you’ll...