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Jerry, Master Mechanic
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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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The daytime running lights on my 2001 Dodge 1500 stopped

Customer Question

The daytime running lights on my 2001 Dodge 1500 stopped working??
JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: the battery is fully charged and about 3 yr old. Just installed new bulbs.
JA: What is the model of your '01 Dodge?
Customer: It is a 1500, extended cab,*****
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was going to try to fix myself. The only thing I have done is new bulbs.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I changed the computer and it is running much smoother now. It was smothering itself before and when hot would not rev past 2000.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Ok why was the computer changed ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I purchased the truck, the seller advised there was a problem with the computer.
He said it would not pass the e-test and he got a conditional pass for the last test. After getting the truck home, I discovered that when first started it sounded like it was smothering with too much choke, also, when trying to hold it about 2000 RPM it would be
surging, and it did not want to rev higher than 2500 RPM. Listening to the exhaust it sounded as though it was burbling, and choking itself to death. When revved up for a minute it seemed to straighten out and after a couple of minutes the burbling sound as if it were running on too much choke would return.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My number is ***** free- 1-***-***-****.
Thanks, Keith