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2004 dodge ram 4wd 1500 5.7 hemi, no codes showing, check

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2004 dodge ram 4wd 1500 5.7 hemi, no codes showing, check engine light on. Truck will start then immediately die. Do not have to cycle key, just start, die. New battery, charged before installing, still start, die. When it dies, abs and brake light come on.
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Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi. Your CEL is on, but you have no codes stored?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
what is cel
Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

check engine light

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
figured out check engine light, yes it is on, no codes
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no codes
Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

There are codes. It's possible that the code reader you have tried just won't read them. In our shop, we have a snapon modis, and there have been many times where our generic scan tool displays codes that the modis didn't display. it's strange but it happens. I would try a different scan tool and see if you can't figure out why the CEL is on. There is a code there that will answer the question we need answered im sure. I am thinking though that it will be throttle body related as the IAC is performed by the throttle body.

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Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

IAC= idle air control

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
throttle body purchased at dealer about 8 months ago and installed
Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok. why was that done? was this problem occuring before too?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
in cold weather, surged at stop signs until warm. new part did not fix.
Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Since you have a dodge, you can try to get the code by turning your ignition key to run (not crank) and back 3 times and usually the code will display on your odometer.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
tried it, doesn't work
Dodge Mechanic: AZTechBrian, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok. I am going to open this question up then in case one of the other techs has any ideas that will help you. Sit tight and someone should be with you.

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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago
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HI,

With a Hemi engine, the key method doesnt work, so you will need to have the vehicle scanned for fault codes using a code reader or scan tool. Unless you live in California, you can run it by any major parts store and they will do this for free

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If the truck would move under its own power, I wouldn't be paying you guys.
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago

HI,

Ok, give me a minute to pull a schematic and give you a reset procedure that should work

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
pulled fuse 51, waited 3 minutes, same thing, start and die. Did not work.
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago

HI,

Ok, at this point, you need to find a way to get the computer scanned for fault codes. Most parts stores have inexpensive code readers for around $50. Some Autozones even will rent them. Without knowing the fault codes it will be guessing on most likely causes - faulty skim module, faulty crank or cam sensor, fuel pump issue, loss of signal to the fuel injectors or coils, etc.

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