Last post on May 31, 2013 at 7:16 PM
You are in the Dodge Ram-2010 and older
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10, Truck
#317 of 321 Re: alt tro? [azmike4]
Jan 29, 2012 (4:18 pm)
It's the glow plug indicator lamp. Turn the ignition key to the ON position, and wait for the symbol to go out (the glow plugs are warm). Then START the vehicle. You should not see the symbol again while it's running.
In the diesels I operate for the Highway Authority, they all have this symbol, including the front end loaders. The FORDS say "WAIT TO START"
#318 of 321 Re: alt tro? [zemco1]
Jan 29, 2012 (5:14 pm)
19. Wait To Start Indicator
The Wait To Start Indicator will illuminate when
the ignition key is first turned to the ON position.
Wait until theWait To Start Indicator turns OFF then start
#319 of 321 Re: alt tro? [azmike4]
Mar 31, 2012 (3:36 pm)
You gottabe kidding me... You bought a diesel but obviously don't know how they work... Diesels use glowplugs not spark plugs... The glow plug needs to warm up before starting e engine to prevent misfires or damage. That is what the Coil light is... You need to have the key in the on position till that light goes out before starting the truck.... Especially in cold weather...
#320 of 321 Re: alt tro? [bri2k00]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Mar 31, 2012 (6:55 pm)
The Cummins diesel in Rams does not use glow plugs. Cummins uses an electric grid heater (similar to the heating elements inside a toaster) to warm the air before entering the intake manifold. The grid heater continues to cycle for up to three minutes after the engine is started or until the truck is put in gear and driven. This cycling causes the electrical "surging" that can be observed by the voltmeter and the repetitive dimming of lights.
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