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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Truck
#3236 of 3275 Re: Help, I Am Burning Up [jayjay5]
Sep 18, 2006 (6:46 am)
jj, i have the same problem with my 2004 ram 1500, with out dual control. the system has different ducts for each side. have not been able to find a good document to dig deeper with. Kevin
#3237 of 3275 94 Dodge ram 1500 stalls, wont shift, lacks power, etc.
Sep 19, 2006 (11:46 am)
Hi. I have been stumped on this problem for a few weeks now. I have a 94 Dodge ram 1500, 318 Y code. I recently had the cat. converter changed and since then the truck has gone haywire. Here is the deal: when it is started, it will drive fine until around 55 or for about 30 secs. (whichever is first) if I decelerate and try and speed up, it will not shift, blow black smoke, and has crappy fuel milage. I changed the fuel pump, IAC motor, and tuned it up and it gets a little better each time. Now the wierd thing is, When it goes fine and reaches 75 on the highway, it will without warning start lossing speed and here comes the hard shifting and black smoke, however, I can put it in N, switch it off, start it back up and put it in D and it is FINE for another Minute or so. Then the Cycle repeats. I had a Bank 1 sensor too rich code, but so far the 02 sen checks out. Could this be VSS or PCM? Any help would be appreciated. The whole switch off then on to temp. correct the problem leads me to a sensor. Please help me!!!!!
#3238 of 3275 Re: 94 Dodge ram 1500 stalls, wont shift, lacks power, etc. [dylvana]
Sep 19, 2006 (8:38 pm)
we were having the same problem with our 94 1500.. we replaced everything (the cat, the tps, the cap, wires etc) so we finally broke down and took it to the dodge dealership and come to find out, it was the 02 sensor. About 55 dollars and 10 minutes of work later and we have our lovely dodge back! if you need info on how to change it, just send us a message!
#3239 of 3275 Re: 94 Dodge ram 1500 stalls, wont shift, lacks power, etc. [xvx_katherine_]
Sep 20, 2006 (4:56 am)
Thank you times a billion. I not long ago put a set of 02 sensors on so that didn't hit me, but after I read your reply, I went and put the one I took off. (I save them if I replace something before it goes bad) And so far, it hasn't acted up yet! Thanks a million!! I owe you. It feels kinda embarrasing because I am an ASE certified mechanic. Yet I still have to pass engine performance to become a master. I went about this problem with brains and trial and error instead of breaking out the diagnostic equipment and doin' it right. I guess I was hoping it was a loose vacuum line or something caused by something 'other than' work 'I' perfomed LOL! Again, thanks for the info!
#3240 of 3275 Re: 94 Dodge ram 1500 stalls, wont shift, lacks power, etc. [dylvana]
Sep 20, 2006 (9:45 am)
Glad that we could help. We went thru weeks and weeks as well of pure confusion before we broke down and took it to Dodge. I'm glad you've gotten your truck back!!
#3241 of 3275 2003 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9ltr. PROBLEMS!!
Sep 23, 2006 (4:02 pm)
I am having trouble with the #7 cylinder not firing and I've changed plugs, wires, dist. cap, etc. I've had 3 different people hook up the diagnostic to it and found 3 different problems. Fixed 3 different problems same results nothing. I was told that if you had a dead cylinder it would dump the extra gas into the exhaust and cause the cat. to clog up. Also, I was told that I might have a pcm problem. Other than the cylinder, I have rough idling, surges or jumping when doing lower speeds, loss of power and bad fuel mileage.
#3242 of 3275 Re: 2003 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9ltr. PROBLEMS!! [tygerfarr]
Sep 23, 2006 (5:15 pm)
I was told that if you had a dead cylinder it would dump the extra gas into the exhaust and cause the cat. to clog up
Well, that's true if the cylinder isn't firing because of an electrical problem, but not if the misfire is being caused by a dead injector.
For a cylinder to fire you need a spark, fuel, and compression. If it has those it will fire, and all are easy to check.
#3243 of 3275 Re: 2003 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9ltr. PROBLEMS!! [tygerfarr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2006 (5:19 am)
a dead cylinder should not be a hard thing to figure out. First you do a compression test. If ok, hook up a noid light to the injector plug, see if it's firing. If it is, then you check for spark in that one cylinder. It's got to be one of the three...the compression, the injector (fuel) or the spark.
You need to find someone who isn't guessing but knows what he's doing.
#3244 of 3275 94 RAM 2500, 360 5.9L, no spark at engine
Sep 25, 2006 (8:55 am)
Truck was running great until it sat for about a hour after a 20 mile trip, and it ran for about 5 mins and stopped. It was like someone hit a kill switch, and the engine just stopped and truck rolled to stop. Then it would turn over and almost start...waited 10 mins and it fired off. Drove for about 5 mins more and it stopped again, same thing as before. Turned over for a bit.. nothing, then it fired off and ran really rough and stopped after about a min or two. The engine is not getting a spark, replaced coil last summer, replaced distributer cap and rotor, still no spark at engine. There is spark out of the coil. Not a fuel problem, new pump and filter last summer to. Engine is not seeing any spark. Could be wires?, but all 8 at once? Thanks for any help
#3245 of 3275 Re: 94 RAM 2500, 360 5.9L, no spark at engine [schuss]
Sep 26, 2006 (4:29 am)
Could be wires?, but all 8 at once?
Unlikely, but it could be the one wire from the coil to the cap. Could also be the rotor arm or the cap itself. Finally, just because it was replaced last summer doesn't mean the coil can't be bad.