Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dodge

1500: I have a '06 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi. Took my truck

Customer Question
I have a '06 Dodge...
I have a '06 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi.
Took my truck out this weekend and half way to my destination started experiencing shaking and lack of power. Check engine light came on and would flash then go solid and then flash again when started driving. I have very little power and a noticable shake in the engine. Got the codes read. Had a P1411 - Cylinder 6 Reactivation Control Performance. Tried changing out my plugs on cylynder 6. Now P1411 code is gone and I am getting P0306. The vibration is a little better but still lacking power. Not sure what to try next, was going to replace the coils next.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 59 minutes by:
5/19/2015
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 16,215
Experience: 30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL
Verified
Hi, my name is ***** ***** is very common for the valve springs to break in these, have you checked the vacuum at idle to see if it is flucuating?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I ended up taking the vehicle to a Dodge mechanic that was recommended to me. They spent about 6 hours trying to diagnose the problem. They verified that the compression was good, fuel pressure, and injector operation, Coil and connecters were good. They found that engine was not getting trigger signal to Cylinder 6 coil. They recommended replacing the ECM (PCM). They quoted me 1300 to fix. I was unable to pay that so I took the vehicle home and ordered a refurb PCM online from Solopcms.com. Put the new computer in the truck today and am getting the same problem. P0306. I'm at a loss at this point. Truck has now been down almost a month. I just don't know what else to do at this point. Previous mechanic said that there was no physical problem with the engine.
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
have you checked the signal from the computer on the #6 injector?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How would I go about testing the signal to the injector? Would this involve hooking up a Noid light on the fuel injector plug?
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
Yes, a noid light would be the easiest,Tim
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I purchased a noid light to check the wiring from the computer to cylinder 6. It shows it is getting signal. Bought a spark plug tester as well and put it on each side of the coil and I can see spark. I was able to remove the fuel injector for cylinder 6. Hooked it up to positive voltage and could hear the clicking when ground connected. I tried cleaning with carb cleaner and put back in the truck. Still getting misfire. Wasn't able to verify spray through the injector though. I swapped fuel injector 6 with 2. Trouble code did not move with the swap so obviously not a problem with an injector.
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
Have you checked compression on that cylinder yet?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The mechanic I took the vehicle to said compression was fine.
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
do you physically fel the missfire when idling?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes, there is a definite shaking and loss of power in the engine.
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
If it has spark, compression, and the injector is good, then it almost has to be a broken valve spring, have you pulled the valve cover on that side and visually inspected the valve springs, it is a very common problem on these?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have not, I was under the impression that a compression test would have verified that the valve spring were ok. But I've been given a lot of wrong information. I will pull the valve cover this weekend and look.
Could a malfunctioning MDS solenoid cause this problem?
Dodge Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
ino, it would effect 4 cylinders if it was bad, compression will not always show a bad valve spring, let me know what you find,Tim
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Ask Jerry Your Own Question
Jerry
Jerry
Jerry, Master Mechanic
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 1,754
1,754 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Jerry is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

6,753 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

5,939 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,814 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

16,215 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,568 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
can i change the fuel filter on a 2002 dodge ram 1500 with
can i change the fuel filter on a 2002 dodge ram 1500 with out replacing the whole pump?… read more
Mopar Certified
Mopar Certified
Dodge Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,939 satisfied customers
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4: engage..indicator light..the linkage and all
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4. The four wheel drive will not engage and the indicator light does not come on. Checked the linkage and all is OK. What have I missed?… read more
vipertech
vipertech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
487 satisfied customers
Gas mixing in with oil on a 05 dodge ram 1500
gas mixing in with oil on a 05' dodge ram 1500… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
2001 Dodge ram 1500 4x4. The brake lights come on randomly
2001 Dodge ram 1500 4x4. The brake lights come on randomly when truck is parked. What is problem and fix?… read more
joeplow
joeplow
Retired-Disabled
Master Aamco
1 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 dodge ram 1500, and i need to know what
i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500, and i need to know what transmission is in it. here is my vin. 1D7HU18N65S13333 … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
The 5.7 engine in my 2009 Ram 1500 Laramie has over 200k and
The 5.7 engine in my 2009 Ram 1500 Laramie has over 200k and just about done. I have located a 2016 5.7 out of a truck that was wrecked in the rear with 7k. Will this work in my truck as a fairly stra… read more
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr
ASE MASTER TECH
16,215 satisfied customers
My 2007 Dodge ram 1500 Quad cab parking light not working on
My 2007 Dodge ram 1500 Quad cab parking light not working on the passenger side … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,429 satisfied customers
Just tried to help someone jump their car with my RAM 1500
just tried to help someone jump their car with my RAM 1500 ecodiesel and the cables got hooked up backwards. There was a little smoke and I quickly disconnected, but radio, and heated seats/steering w… read more
Stephen, MBA
Stephen, MBA
Master's Degree
166 satisfied customers
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Brakes. This truck has good brakes as as
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Brakes. This truck has good brakes as long as you are braking reg. but if you have to jumps on them hard it wont stop. It crystalize the drum shoes roters and pads .Have replaced 3… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
DODGE RAM 1500 INTERMITTENT TALL. This is a difficult one
DODGE RAM 1500 INTERMITTENT TALL JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to discuss this further with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know? Customer: This is a difficult on… read more
Chris
Chris
Shop Foreman
6,753 satisfied customers
Have a 2014 Ram 1500, engine light came on and i am getting
Second opinion] Have a 2014 Ram 1500, engine light came on and i am getting U11E9 and U0140 codes … read more
Chris
Chris
Shop Foreman
6,753 satisfied customers
I have a Dodge Ram 1500 with electrical issues. 2002. I'm
You can't plug yo the system to find issues. And yes… read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
I have a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck overheated put water in
I have a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck overheated put water in now it will not start … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
No heat. 2004 Ram 1500. Ignition switch. Piggy back has
No heat JA: Have you checked to make sure the thermostat is working? What about the coolant level? Customer: Yes JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge? Customer: 2004 Ram 1500 JA: Are you fixing yo… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2008 ram 1500 has power to fuel pump and gauges starter good
2008 ram 1500 has power to fuel pump and gauges starter good but will not turn over when ignition switch turned to start … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,429 satisfied customers
The codes read fuel injector 2 and 7 are improperly firing
The codes read fuel injector 2 and 7 are improperly firing what could it be I replaced the injectors and it still says that I did a noid test and it is flashing i am lost please help … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck no electrical- ignition or
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck no electrical- ignition or headlights, 16 volts across battery, replaced ignition switch & starter nothing … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,429 satisfied customers
There is no power to the coil. Consistent. 1999 ram 1500
Yes. I've tried another coil, ground and putting power to the wire that connects to the coil and all the fuses … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x