02 Dodge Truck 1500 sluggish until it warms up now engine light on?

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The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or for 1995 and earlier models, an OBD1 scanner, While a scanner will not give you the magic answer, it will give you a code that narrows down the problem area
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How do you replace a serpentine belt on a '98 Dodge 1500 truck with AC engine 318?

You should have a belt routing guide on the radiator support of the vehicle when you open the hood, somewhere around the hood latch. You will notice a spring tensioner pulley under the alternator, you can use a socket or a wrench to remove the belt, turn the tensioner clockwise to take the tension o (MORE)

Why would a Dodge Ram truck have problems shifting from third to fourth gear until warmed up?

overdrive lockout . \n4th gear is overdrive. the computer locks out overdrive until the transmission fluid is up to normal operating temperature. once up to normal temp, the vehicle will shift into overdrive and all is well. there is only a problem if the vehicle does not shift into 4th AFTER (MORE)

How to remove rear light cover on dodge 1500 truck?

Answer . \nIf you have removed the 2 screws in side the bed at the tailgate and having problems getting the light cover off. The best way that I have found is to spray some WD40 up in on the 2 rubber posts that are inside behind the light. This should make it just pop right off.

If you changed the spark plugs and wires on a 1994 Ford F-150 4.9 but now whenever the truck warms up the check engine light comes on what could be wrong?

the famous 300 , 6cyl Just a couple of thoughts, This could be completely coincidental as it was just an ignition tune-up 1st . Try and unhook your battery for 2 mins and clear any stored trouble codes in ECM, as you said if comes on after N.O.T. (normal operating temp) and system runs closed loop s (MORE)

How do you install tailgate cables on a dodge ram 1500 pick up truck?

Answer . \nThere should be a mark indicating a left side and right side for the cable. The top connection will have a clip to remove the cable. It just slides on the cable post inside the tailgate door housing. The bottom connection requires the post to be removed. This is a torx tips screw, but (MORE)

How do you replace an oil pump on a dodge 1500 pick up truck?

Answer . As with most engines, drop the oil pan and the oil pump is right there. You may need to lift the engine a little to get the oil pan past the cross bar, so you may need to disconnect the engine from the motor mounts and lift 4 or 5 inches.\n. \nNow for the free advice: If you have low o (MORE)

You replaced a 02 sensor on 1998 dodge ram 1500 and cleared the codes and the check engine light came back on?

tighten your gas cap, then leave the battery cables off over night and it should clear right up. if not, then your 02 sensors are bad......again. they go bad all the time. i bypassed mine with a sensor cause i live in the humid south and my ram runs lean because of this. if you live where it is cold (MORE)

Reset 99 dodge truck check engine light?

Usually you can just remove the battery cables from the battery for a few minutes to reset the system. I think some do require a scan tool to reset, but I don't feel this is your case. But the CEL will come back on if the problem is still present. Once the codes are cleared, the system resets and th (MORE)

How can i reset engine light 1998 dodge 1500?

most vehicles have a reset switch somewhere under the dash on the driver's side. if you can't find it, just stop by a dealer and ask one of the mechanics where the switch is located. these stupid things were set to come on as a service reminder to take you vehicle in for servicing. they usually turn (MORE)

Why engine light comes on in 2003 dodge ram 1500?

The check engine light turns on to inform the driver that the computer has detected a 'fault' and that the driver should address the problem. If the light is on constantly, it's considered a "minor" fault but something that needs attention as soon as you get a chance. If the light is flashing it mea (MORE)

What make your engine knock until it warm up?

Typically vehicles that use hydraulic lifters & have more miles on them, tend to have a tapping sound until the engine is "warmed up." The hydraulic valve train is designed to eliminate the gap at all operating temperatures, though overtime the lifters wear out and don't fill with oil as quickly res (MORE)

2002 Dodge truck feels sluggish?

If it is a diesel it is the lift pump, replace it before it takes out the injection pump. If it is a gasser replace it with a diesel.. check the cat converter

What engine is best in a 1500 dodge truck?

nowdays, the best motor you could put in the 1500, if you have the time and tools, is the 6.7L diesel engine. It cranks out about 500 horsepower and about 800 ft lbs of torque. If your not a motorhead, that is unbelievable. Dodge really put some thought into this beast of a motor. But there is a few (MORE)

Toyota Echo 1999 very sluggish until warmed up?

Check/replace air filter, clean the mass airflow sensor at the same time (its attached to the air filter box) with electronics cleaner spray, and then clean your throtle body (you don't have to remove it, just detach the hose and clean as you work the open/close valve by hand.

How do you replace a rear tail light on a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 truck?

Lower Your Tailgate. You will find Two Screws on the side of the rail stanchion remove them and then carefully remove the taillight assembly by tilting out then rotating it out of place. Turn the light socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing then replace the bulb in question. (MORE)

How do you set the timing on a 2001 1500 Dodge pickup with a 5.2 engine... Removed the distributor and now cant get it to time with a timing light?

You need to reposition the No. 1 piston to TDC (top dead center). You can do this by removing the spark plug from the No.1 piston and feel for compression as the crankshaft is turned. Or, you can rotate the crankshaft by hand with a large breaker bar and socket and align the the crankshaft vibration (MORE)

How do you change the right tail light bulb in a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 truck?

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 tail light bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement tail light bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the tail light bulb replacement procedure. As simp (MORE)

Where is the switch for back up lights on Dodge truck?

I don't know what year Dodge truck you have but for a good number of years the back up light switch on a Dodge was threaded into the transmission, if it was an automatic. The same switch served as the neutral safety switch.

Why does the check engine light come on in 2007 dodge truck?

The check engine light comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the (MORE)

How long should you warm up 1980 truck engine?

When you use petroleum based lubricants and the weather's temperature is below freezing, it could take a while. Using synthetic in the engine and transmission would reduce this significantly as well as reducing the fuel to do it. Sixty percent of the wear in an engine is caused in the first minute a (MORE)

Where is the vacuum pump on a 1999 1500 dodge pick up truck?

There isn't a vacuum pump on a 1500. They are only needed on diesels. The gasoline engine makes it's own vacuum that is used to activate accessories. There isn't a vacuum pump on a 1500. They are only needed on diesels. The gasoline engine makes it's own vacuum that is used to activate accessories. (MORE)

How do you replace the right rear brake light bulb on a 2009 dodge ram 1500 pick up truck?

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup brake light bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement brake light bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement brake light bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the replacement procedure. As (MORE)