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truck problem #6950620
08/01/20 02:46 PM
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rex123 Offline OP
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Have a 2001 dodge dakota I use for trapping and work .Went to the flea mkt today [it was running fine] and it started up but was running rough on the way home the check engine light started flashing on hills only. That light has been on since I have owned the truck 4 years or so. Stopped and got some seafoam and poured in it but was wondering if it could be the oxygen sensor going bad or what?

Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950622
08/01/20 02:49 PM
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I think auto stores like O'Riellys will plug in and tell you for free
So I've heard

Re: truck problem [Re: dkrug] #6950624
08/01/20 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dkrug
I think auto stores like O'Riellys will plug in and tell you for free
So I've heard


They do, but the codes don't always show the underlining problem.

Re: truck problem [Re: Sprung & Rusty] #6950734
08/01/20 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprung & Rusty
Originally Posted by dkrug
I think auto stores like O'Riellys will plug in and tell you for free
So I've heard


They do, but the codes don't always show the underlining problem.

Both statements mostly true.

Good place to start looking however , especially if it's free and only takes a few minutes.


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Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950751
08/01/20 05:56 PM
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Could be your pcv valve.


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Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950758
08/01/20 06:13 PM
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Sorry to hear about your Dodge, but ?? LoL Well you know,. Anyway I had that happen to me and turned out it was the plugs, and wires, cheap fix. I would pull a couple plugs and look at em. Good Luck !! PS. FLASHING ENGINE LIGHT NOT GOOD !!! Steady ok. Not flashing,. My Wires were shot mainly..

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Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950777
08/01/20 06:30 PM
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Tune up time and change your fuel filter while youíre at it.

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Re: truck problem [Re: The Beav] #6950785
08/01/20 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
Could be your pcv valve.

This is true itís a part that a lot of times doesnít get changed


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Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950826
08/01/20 07:08 PM
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The PCM will flash the check engine light when it detects misfires at a high enough rate to damage the catalytic converters. It's part of the PCMs convertor protection strategy. Go get the codes pulled for free at some auto parts store, it'll likely be P030X, with the X representing the cylinder that's misfiring. P0300=multiple cylinder misfire. You likely just need a tune up, without looking at the vehicle, it's a good guess since it sounds like it's only missing under a load (going up hills). Plugs, wires, fuel and air filters

Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6950830
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be glad its not a Colorado i hear.










Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6951073
08/01/20 10:11 PM
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check your fuel injectors if it has them they will go all at ones like that the reading will be misfire on what ever cylinder.

Re: truck problem [Re: rex123] #6951148
08/01/20 11:11 PM
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First step is to get the codes from your computer. Most likely, this information will point you to the problem. Trying to make a repair without the codes is going to mean a lot of guessing what the problem is.

I bought the scanner that reads codes 15 years ago when they were new and expensive. It's saved me thousands of dollars over the years. You can get them for $30 bucks now. Worth the money in my opinion.

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