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What would cause a loud bang and hard shift into and out of gear in rear end area of Dodge 3500 auto trans.
Hi There, This is usually a case of a bad U-joint that has excess play in it. As the transfer of torque moves from the transmission through the drive line to the rear end, this puts a tremendous amount of...
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What would cause RPM skips on 2012 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI? No engine power decrease or increaes just the RPM skips
Hi there. Assuming that this video is taken at idle with no pressure on the gas pedal at all, it's likely that your idle control valve on the throttle body is damaged or has a faulty connection. An issue like...
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My 2011 Ram 1500 Hemi randomly stalls while coming to a stop, and/or while in a slow turn.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
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Where is the steering sensor in my 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello. The steering sensor is located in the steering column of your vehicle. This sensor can be replaced by dismantling the column and then once the new one is installed you would need a factory scan tool to calibrate it...
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Electronic power steering was damaged from improper tow I patched eps however truck will not turn over. Serv.elect.throt.Cont
Inasmuch as you disconnected the battery, check to be sure that the engine immobilizer has not become activated. With a fully charged battery in good condition, and the immobilizer (security) system off, if the starter motor does not operate at...
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Is there a difference between passenger side and driver side hub (front) on 12 2500?
Front driver and passenger side wheel hub bearing assemblies on your vehicle are identical. If you desire replacement, you can get a written, itemized quote, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s wheel hub bearing...
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My 2012 hemi ram 1500 has a very load fan noise when going over 2000 RPM same noise with or without the a/c on
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a fan clutch that may be wearing out. A mechanical fan clutch works by helping to control the radiator cooling fan speeds as the engine heats up and cools down. As the...
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Service Problem. Today I brought in my 2015 Dodge Ram Diesel. (For Recall work) T25/NHTSA 17V-30
Hi Steven. It's very difficult to prove when electrical glitches occur or who should be "on the hook" for repair or diagnostic checks. The best advice I can offer is for you to speak with the service manager of the...
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I have a 2012 ram 1500. From a stop at a light or stop sign when i give it gas i feel and hear a grinding sound from the pedal.
It sounds like you may have a problem with the traction control system, which may include a number of things. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been...
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Ram 2012 5.7 HEMI, PCM replacement
Hi Alfred. Thanks for contacting us today. In mechanical repairs, there is a huge difference between the effectiveness of whether something can be done - vs. whether it should be done. Generally speaking, an aftermarket PCM CAN be installed -...
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Accidentally touched the two battery terminal cables together.
Thirty years ago, you could have done that and gotten away with it. with a 2012 truck, there is likely some damage. The multiple computer systems on your truck are very sensitive to voltage surges like the one you just...
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I have a Ram Promaster City, Can you make the intstrument lights brighter.
Hi Kirby. Thanks for writing in today. There isn't an OEM solution that would help this common issue, however you can search online for aftermarket dash upgrades that are manufactured that might help improve the visibility of the dash. With...
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Looking for location of multi axis acceleration module for a 2017 dodge ram 3500
Also known as a dynamics sensor - this is located on the floor panel transmission tunnel under the center floor console (or if equipped with a bench seat, under the front center seat section) next to the Occupant Restraint Controller....
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My 2013 Ram 2500 will not go into 4th, 5th, or 6th gear, when it tries to go into 4th gear it does not do anything
Your vehicle was equipped with Chrysler's 66RFE transmission. This transmission model has not been hugely problematic and I do not see many reports of the type of failure you are describing. I see only one similar report of shift failure,...
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Heater not working on 2012 ram turbo diesel 3500 when I turn truck off water leaks all over but coolant is all there
That sounds like a water pump leaking. In many cases the water pump seal can leak while the truck is parked, but not while it is running. In other cases it may leak when the engine is cold, but not...
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P018c code has my engine light on in my 2013 Ram Longhorn pickup.
Hi there. The fuel pressure sensor could have failed, there could be a short or open circuit in the fuel pressure sensor, or there could be a poor electrical connection with the electrical connector. You would need to check the...
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Where is the fuel pressure sensor B located on a 2013 Dodge Ram longhorn 5.7 liter hemi located?
The sensor is located on the fuel rail on the driver side by the brake booster. If you need further assistance locating the fuel pressure sensor, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you....
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Wil diving with a failed fuel level sensor damage my vehicle?
Hi Sebastian. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The fuel level sensor might seem to be a minor component, but in actuality, it impacts a lot of different vehicle systems. If the fuel sensor does not work correctly, it can also...
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I have a 2011 Ram 1500 . Wouldn't start. 65,000 miles. Had battery replaced. Next day won't start again. Runs fine when jumped
Hi Rob. Thanks for contacting us today. When a battery continually dies, it's because one of the charging system components is damaged. This could be the alternator, battery cable or even a battery temperature sensor. To know for sure, you...

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