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I was on the freeway and was getting off the freeway, and my

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2005 dodge ram 5.7 L...
I was on the freeway and was getting off the freeway, and my 2005 dodge ram 5.7 L hemi just cut off, and would not start.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: no they are not
JA: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trying to,check to see if fuel pump is the problem
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
my 2005 dodge ram 5.7L hemi stop running while I was on the freeway. Than it would not start, and I want to know what might be the problem.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Have you tried opening up the intake and spraying a little starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

That would be the first and quickest way to diagnose this issue.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

Just pop open the air filter housing, spray some starting fluid in and attempt to start it right away. If the truck starts, you know you have a fuel delivery problem.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Also, if the truck starts, you have just removed the ignition and timing from the equation.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
if that don't work what might be the problem. just want to check out a couple things. don't want to keep running outside. if don't will ask more tomorrow.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

How many miles on your truck?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
183,000
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

It can only be timing, ignition, or fuel. 9 times out of ten it is a fuel issue.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
well I don't have any starting fluid on hand. i'll have to go get some. by the way it seem like the truck was losing power the last week.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Sounds like a fuel pump going out. Has it ever been replaced?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
purchased the truck 2 yrs ago. I don't know if it has been replaced.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I can hear the fuel pump running
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

How loud is it? Have you banged on the tank to hear if it is empty? Maybe the sending unit is giving a false reading and you are out of gas.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
just put 20 dollars in tank about 5 hours prior to truck dying.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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I would first try the starting fluid. It is pretty cheap and aids in diagnosing a no start quickly. I will leave this ticket open. You do not have to do this right now if it is inconveniencing you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
going to auto parts store. talk back tomorrow, thanks
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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No problem. Keep me posted!

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Have you tried starter fluid yet?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I sprayed the truck with starting fluid, and it started. It ran like crap. I'm the 2005 dodge ram 5.7 L hemi by the way.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

Sounds like you have a fuel issue. If I were to guess, I would say the fuel pressure is too low. It would be wise at this point to do a fuel pressure test.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Also, if you had a scan tool that could read the short term adaptives would be great

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have 2 codes shown on my dash p0113, p0522
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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You need to check your oil level. P0522 is for oil pressure too low. The other code is for the Intake air temp sensor which you probably unplugged putting the starter fluid in

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
my oil level is showing full, and there was another code p2111 ilooked it up and there no such code. Or i read it wrong
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Check your throttle plate. The code is for the Electronic throttle. When turning the key on you should hear it open and close.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Is the lightning bolt on the dash flashing?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
when i push on the gas pedal it don't rev the engine
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

Try to disconnect the battery positive and hold it on the negative terminal to discharge PCM capacitors. Then try again. If the problem persist, you either have a bad Electronic throttle valve or a bad PCM.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

The last car I worked on with this kind of issue, it turned out to be the PCM. The customer had already replaced the Electronic throttle.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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You can sometimes use a scan tool that can reset values to relearn the throttle position calibration. 50% of the time the procedure fixes the problem

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Just keep in mind, it is more likely the PCM will fail before the electronic throttle will. The reason is because the PCM sends power and ground to the ETC. In my opinion, using a computer to control a motor is a very bad idea. However, I understand there is probably no other way to control the ETC.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
battery positive , hold it on what negitive terminal
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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remove positive terminal and place it on the negative terminal. Or you can take both of them off and touch them together.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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You are basically discharging the computer capacitors

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok i'm going outside to do that, will keep you updated later. bye for now.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
one more question, would a cold air filter that I put on my truck cause any of these problems.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Not at all

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok, thanks
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Did that work?

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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You haven't replied, do you still need help?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I put the positive cable on the negative cable, and it cleared the codes. started the truck , still ran like crap than stalled.Another code poped up p2101
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

The code is for electronic throttle control (ETC) motor performance. Double check the ETC connector to make sure it is seated all the way. If it is, replace the ETC.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I sprayed electrical clean in it yesterday and made sure it was seated properly.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
when it was running I got a faint smell of rotten egg smell
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

Probably from the cleaner. I would change the ETC out. It controls the amount of incoming air. It is critical for correct air fuel ratio achievement. If the ETC is open too far you will get a lean condition. If it is closed to far you will get a rich or "choked" condition. Rotten egg smell could be also caused from too much fuel.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

The new one has to be calibrated to the PCM using a sufficient scan tool.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
are those very expensive.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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$170 on ebay from pep boys. Free shipping

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
your best estimate how much if put in shop to fix.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

No more than 1 hr. If they tell you it takes longer, walk out the door. The procedure should only take 20 minutes.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Any shop can do it that has a really good scan tool. I work at the Nissan dealer now, but I was able to do the procedure using the snap-on solus edge on a Dodge magnum and 300C.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i'm not fimilar with the scan tool very diffecult to use. would rather do it myself if possible.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
 replied 1 year ago

You will need a scan tool that has the feature. A basic hand held scan tool does not have this feature. You will need to find a scan tool of sufficient capabilities. If you do not have one, it would be cheaper to just have someone do it rather than buy a scan tool. The scan tool I have cost $2400.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thanks a lot very helpful, send to shop.
Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Your welcome! Please rate me if there are no further questions.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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If you do not rate me then I don't get paid.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Why haven't you rated me? Be honest, I don't bite! If you are waiting for the outcome of the repair then say so. Keep me in the loop please.

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Dodge Mechanic: David Gieswein,
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Due to a no response condition I am opting out.

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