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Q: Engine won't start.
You should get your 'no start' inspected by a qualified technician. The most common problem on this vehicle for a 'no start' is the fuel pump and filter. The fuel pressure will have to be checked by a certified qualified...
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Turning and braking causes grinding noise
Sounds like your brake pads might be low. The brake pad has a semi-metallic friction pad that makes contact with the rotor. When this pad wears out, the metal backing plate that it is attached to makes contact with the...
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Q: Fuel pump problem
It could be a fuel pump, or a fuel pump relay issue. The fuel pumps are problematic on these Ram Diesels, and will quit with no warning. There are many aftermarket pumps that are more durable than the stock Dodge...
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no power to fuel sending unit in tank
The fuel pump relay in the engine relay box powers the fuel pump to run, but the fuel pump relay is turned on and off by the engine control module on pin 19 brn/wt wire grounding the circuit. You will...
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Q: Dashboard lights not working
Hello, you can turn the service lights off by disconnecting the negative battery cable for a few hours. To help find the pulled wire, have the dealership or technician use a scan tool capable of diagnosing canbus lines. The test will...
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Headlights won't stay on
Hi. Usually when this happens it is due to the output of the ballast being unsteady. The new ballast may be defective which is causing your issue, which is somewhat common. Also, the ballast may not be receiving the proper...
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No trailer running lights
Hello. The trailer could be wired wrong. It also could be a blown fuse or relay. There is a running light fuse under the hood and a relay behind the rear bumper. Either one being blown will cause your issue....
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Van overheats
Hello. Yes there are two key things that I recommend you or your technician check. Check the hoses, radiator, and engine block for clogging. A clog in those components will restrict the coolant system from being able to circulate. Also,...
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Overcharging 18volts +
The shop was correct about how the ECU controls the field current of the alternator which will cause the alternator to charge the batteries. If the wire on pin 57, the dark green with orange stripe wire at the ECU,...
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Check engine light came on and it sounds like one or two cylinders are not running.
Hello. If the Check Engine Light is on, then the first thing I would do is retrieve the trouble codes. The Check Engine Light is likely related to your performance issues and retrieving the trouble codes may reveal some information...
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Brake dust
Asbestos was, and in some cases is still, used in the brake lining and clutch materials on many modern vehicles. It offers good strength, temperature, and chemical resistance and is cheap compared to other materials that are used for the...
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Rear tires on passenger side locked up
I would not drive the vehicle until it is looked at, as it is possible for the fault to cause an unsafe driving condition. When a brake locks up without any reason, it is most likely caused by a failure...
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When replacing the oil cooler do i need to put O rings on it as well? 2002 Dodge 3500 CummingsDiesel
Hi - yes, absolutely change the o-rings. They get brittle with heat and age, lose their resilience, and you have oil leaks. If you would like assistance with this task, I would recommend having the oil cooler replaced by a...
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Oil is green in color.
Hi there. Diesel fuel has a green tint to it. It is possible that the fuel has gotten into the oil, but most likely the diesel will just thin out the oil. If the oil if light bright green in...
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Squealing noise from front end during low speed turns.
Hi there. The noise you're hearing is metal-to-metal contact. Due to this fact, the best guess would be the wheel bearings starting to fail. When the bearings begin to wear out, the first symptom is commonly noise like you've described....
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Can s water pump make a vehicsl stall out like Iits run out of fuel and not restart
Your water pump may be causing overheating and the engine may loose power and once stopped can shut down. You should have the computer tested to see if a sensor like the crank sensor is failing from getting too hot...
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Ecu vin verification
Hi there. This really isn't a service we offer or are best suited to give you any "good" advice on. When it comes to ECU's, we always defer to the OEM solution; due to the possibility of connectivity issues with...
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Oil pressure gage at zero. No leaks and has plenty of oil. No abnormal noise and temps normal. No low pressure warning light.
The oil pressure gauge will usually drop when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and...

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