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I have a 2007 Dodge Ram and the engine light just came on. Any idea on what it could be?
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Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago
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Let's see what codes have stored turning the light on. With the doors closed cycle the key from off to on three times ending with it on and watch the digital odometer display. Don't crank the starter, just off to on. The codes start with a P and have four numbers, there may be more than one stored. Write down any that you see and post them here.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
OK. I tried that and i didn't see any codes. I turned the key but didn't start it. AmI doing something wrong?
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago

Try it again a couple times and you'll get the hang of it. Get in and close the doors. Put the key in and turn it one click forward. This is off. One click forward of that is on. start with it off and go on, off, on, off, on and the odometer will change.

 

HERE is a short video I made showing the process.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

The video stops at a certain point, but i think i've seen enough. I will go try it. Be right back.

Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago

Ok.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I tried it again and it still didnt show me any codes......Are you able to call me?
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago

No, all communication has to be done through JA. Outside contact isn't permitted.

 

If you can't get it to work and you wanted to try and fix it yourself then you can have the codes read at most parts stores for free. This will give you someplace to start.

 

There are literally a couple hundred different codes that could be set. Anything electrical on the engine, trans, internal trans, or evaporative emissions systems, even the wrong engine oil can set fault codes and turn the engine light on. Most likely it will be a minor sensor problem or a simple evaporative emissions leak. The stored fault codes will tell where to start diagnosis.

 

The most common thing to turn the check engine light on on these trucks would be a bad EGR valve. They have an internal position sensor that cause some problems.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
OK. Let me try one more time. I feel better to know that more than likely it's not anything serious, but with my luck, who knows. Let me try it one more time. Be right back.
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago

Ok.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I tried it again and I couldn't get it to work. I will take it to an auto parts store and have them check it tomorrow. Unfortunately i didn't get the answer i was looking for, so i cannot pay. Thanks.
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 8 years ago

Your question was what kind of things can turn the engine light on, and I told you things that could turn it on and what was most likley. I was trying to give you a more accurate Iiea by seeing what codes were set but you douln't get the built in code read feature to work.

 

If you aren't happy with my help then don't click the Accept button. Good luck.

 



Edited by sprinkles08 on 6/30/2010 at 5:10 AM EST
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