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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #21
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OBD II scanner.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #22
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OBD II scanner.
Yea but will it read anything if theres no check engine light?
And doesnt the car have to be running?
Also, how did you get one for 23 bucks lol
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #23
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with no check engine light, im not sure. but if it started for even a minute and stalled it probably through a code.

you simply plug the scanner in, turn the key to the on position (no start) and push the read button.
it was on clearance but there should be a fairly cheap one available. or even pack it back up and return it after you are done.

here is one on line for 30
http://www.autoditto.com/cheap-obd-ii-scanner.html

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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #24
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I have ram in this problem be for their is crank sensor on back of the motor or it is the pick up mod in the dis.
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You probably tripped the silent alarm.
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with no check engine light, im not sure. but if it started for even a minute and stalled it probably through a code.

you simply plug the scanner in, turn the key to the on position (no start) and push the read button.
it was on clearance but there should be a fairly cheap one available. or even pack it back up and return it after you are done.
Hells yea, or just slip one into your pocket and not pay for it, then if you need it again later you have one
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Anti-theft system. Your sister doesn't want her truck stolen...
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Anti-theft system. Your sister doesn't want her truck stolen...
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Alright im gonna rent a scanner from autozone and have it checked at 6:00. Ill get back here. I think it could be the crank sensor. Thats what I keep hearing. Or the camshaft posistion sensor.
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clogged cat...kinda had the same problem...just dont steal anyone else's go buy one or gut your's
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I was also thinking that. But that wouldnt just go bad instantly it would over time. The truck was fine up until the last two days.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #33
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That comment from you is just hilarious.
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I was also thinking that. But that wouldnt just go bad instantly it would over time. The truck was fine up until the last two days.
why is that cat new?...mine never made any rattle noises or what ever noises u think should make before it goes bad...it just fell and twisted itself..goin down the highway doin 70 then no power would barley do 25 and the check engine light would flash...
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why is that cat new?...mine never made any rattle noises or what ever noises u think should make before it goes bad...it just fell and twisted itself..goin down the highway doin 70 then no power would barley do 25 and the check engine light would flash...

Hmm, well your right. Ill deffinitly check it and see.
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Sooo, these truck deffinitly SUCK to work on. I came to the idea that the coil started going bad and it fouled out the plugs and thats why when I put the new one on it didnt help so I am now in the process of changing the plugs and coil. But wow is Dodge dumb. They put these metal things around the plugs. Not sure why?? But it makes it near impossible to get the spark plugs out because the socket wont fit down there. Anyone have a tip they can give me to help out with this poor design? lol not to metion its ten times harder doing out in the road in the ran with no street lights and no lights but the cell phone light.lol. And limited tools
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #38
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the number one problem you have is that it is a dodge.... just throw it away and start over with a chevy... lol. i would have to agree with the others on here and say that its a good possibility that the cat is plugged i have seen this happen many times. you are also right about changing the spark plugs. if that doesnt help that try a fuel filter ive also seen them cause similar problems when they get real bad.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:07 AM   #39
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All trucks have problems. The metal sheilds around the plugs are to divert the heat away. the cat could be pluged. you can always drop the exhaust at the manifolds and see if it fires up then. that would tell you if the cat is pluged. the OBD2 should read codes even if the check engine light is not on. Every time the engine light comes on it should log the code and save it as inactive. One guy mentioned the crank sensor going out, this happened to me. If it gets oil on it it takes the power away from the crank sensor , and cam sensor. both of these are a fun to replace
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Flashing check engine light == misfire.

Misfire == catalytic converter damage.
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