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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7 Hemi. The problem I am

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Hi Pearl. I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7 Hemi. The problem I am having is the truck runs fine until I accelerate hard. Then it has no power, bogs and bucks. Check engine light comes on and blinks. Changed plugs, oil, and filters. Still happening.
JA: Does the light stay on solid or does it flicker? Any noticeable performance problems lately?
Customer: It blinks, then holds, blinks and holds
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Everything I shared above. Changed plugs, filters etc. Helped before, but not this this time.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Had new fuel pump put on last year. This did not start until I purchased gas a few weeks ago.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dodge Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. Can I get the code or codes stored in the computer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We don't know the codes. No shops open today
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do not know how to get the codes ourselves.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Try turning the key on and off three times (and then back on) all within 5 seconds and the instrument cluster should display the codes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you. We are trying the key thing now.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
does nothing
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, then you need to get it scanned. You can do this tomorrow and reply back to me then. Have a good night.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a reason that did not work? Check engine light is on, shouldn't it give us a code?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I get you back tomorrow?
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Just reply back to this page.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok ... good night.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.