I have a 2000 dodge ram van 2500. When I try to start it, it takes several attempts before it fire. When it does start it sputters for a few moments then die.It seems like it is struggling to get either air or gas.
On one occasion since this started happening I was able to turn the key one time and it fired right up and ran smooth as could be.
On two other occasions I was able to get it to start and run smoothly after many tries and a lot of sputtering.
I was able to pull four codes:
p0443 evap emission control system purge valve c fault
p0743 torque converter circuit electrical
p0753 shift solenoid a circuit electrical
p1765 governor pressure not in range
After read up on these codes online it seems as if the all have solenoids and vacuum related to them.
Before I start the annoying tasks of trying to find a vacuum leak I can not hear or tracing down a bad ground which I will probably never find I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas or at least a good place to start.
One other note, the air filter is good and it might be my imagination but the exhaust smells really rich.