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2001 Dodge Ram diesel can you help? 2001. Myself. Abs and

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2001 Dodge Ram diesel can you help?
JA: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: abs and brake light sonetîmed both come on. Speedo and cruise ok. Replaced rear diff speed sensor no effect. Pulled up on brake pedal no effect
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Do you have a brake fluid leak?

Is the master cylinder still full?

Did you have to add any brake fluid?

Have you recently opened any brake lines or done any brake work?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No sir. All brake fluid and power steering fluidgood and never opened any brake lines ir any wheel or hub work
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

I believe your next best bet is to have the trouble codes retrieved and see if any relate to the brakes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did that at oreilly auto. No codes show up
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Their readers can read brake codes
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

from what I just read, it says to replace the instrument cluster, Here is what I just read.

"

DIAGNOSTICS TESTS > TEST 22: ABS WARNING LIGHT

  1. Turn ignition on. Using scan tool, read DTCs. If any instrument cluster DTCs are present, see SELF DIAGNOSTICS article in ENGINE PERFORMANCE in appropriate MITCHELL(R) manual. If no instrument cluster DTCs are present, go to next step.
  2. Turn ignition off. Observe instrument cluster lights. Turn ignition on. If ABS light illuminated for several seconds, go to next step. If ABS light did not illuminate, replace instrument cluster. See ANALOG INSTRUMENT PANELS article in ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT in appropriate MITCHELL(R) manual.
  3. Turn ignition on. Using scan tool, establish communication with CAB. When communication is established, use scan tool to read DTCs. If any CAB DTCs are present, go to DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE IDENTIFICATION table. If no CAB DTCs are present, go to next step.
  4. If there are no possible causes remaining, replace instrument cluster. See ANALOG INSTRUMENT PANELS article in ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT in appropriate MITCHELL(R) manual."
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

here are those instructions for INSTRUMENT CLUSTER > Removal & Installation

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wow' never heard that one. Not saying it's not possible but the thing about his is both the ABS and Brake turn on. Gotta be some connection here. Instrument cluster would seem like there would be other funky lights coming in , etc. lots of blog traffic in this two light issue as well
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Well, both lights are in the instrument cluster,

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The fact that both ABS and Brake light come on seems connecte
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Could be I suppose. Looks like one hell of a job though!
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Here is a video removing the cluster on an 02, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOam0k2neo4

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Did that answer your question?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Yeah thanks I'm watching the video now
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Ok, don't forget to rate me well. It's late and I am off the bed very soon here.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I wiil. Thank you sir
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

You are welcome.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 month ago.

Did you decide to change out the cluster or no?