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In this video I look at 2004 Ram 2500 with the Cummins engine that came in with a laundry list of complaints. Everything from the taillights (literally) to the engine. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Dodge ram 2500: multiple complaints”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bates says:

    Cool I didn't know you had a brother that runs a repair shop also neat Eric sir.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin watch says:

    Hey just in case you weren't aware, that's a ground problem or a bad connector.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike says:

    Eric, OEM APPS's are a POS. Need to go after market like a Timbo APPS which is commercial grade (i.e. total opposite of Dorman). Also, the APPS needs to be trained when installed:
    1. disconnect & reconnect battery
    2. turn key on without starting
    3. slowly push the pedal to full throttle and return
    This teaches the computer the throw of the pedal, idle and full throttle voltages
    This assumes however that everything else is working properly.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Steele says:

    Typical Dodge truck – you can recognize them by the rust around the wheel-wells. My Dodge truck is the only truck owned that had rusted out wheel-wells, a rusted out driveshaft, and a rusted out oil pan.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    👍👍👍👍👍

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Hart says:

    Good job, I have a 2005 dodge diesel so I feel for the customer,
    Problem you fixed a old farm truck with a plastic tie, a farm truck should have been fixed with bailing wire, ha, ha!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordon says:

    My early 98 2500 is up to 485,000. The best truck I have ever owned.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gunsaway1 says:

    Slick fix on the connector

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Buglioli says:

    over easy eggs! That's how I like them, but I usually can't get any until I can fix the car and drive to Waffle House.😖

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Seen that so often its not funny the sad part is that It was a dealership owner that would just fix the tail n turn lights when there were issues far more important that needed addressing so I know how it sometimes can be. Then and again the same guy would bring in a money pit and want it repaired and road worthy with no limit to makeing it right.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Rugtiv says:

    Sould be close to 1 at idle

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Snake says:

    you must be a good husband to get such
    a great wife happy life for you both

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Snake says:

    i see your problem with the scan tools but it sure makes it hard to decide what to buy as a home repair guy are there no standards for scan tools ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Waisner says:

    Great info on diagnosis. You always do great diagnosis. On this I agree with customer, fix the truck. I believe customer felt confident you are the real deal. Honest and specific about what problems were. You didn't waffle on what needed to be fixed. Confident mechanic equales confident customer.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LUDO says:

    That heap wouldn't be on the road in England. Serious mot failure.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cash Dollar says:

    Eric, you're a good man. Honesty has become a rare commodity.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Electric says:

    It's a Chrysler product probably the lowest quality maker of American cars. You'll always have business from Chrysler products. You could have also put a small bead of Permantex Black Silicone on that socket instead of the zip tie to hold it in place.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Gomm says:

    Sod the diagnostics, let's hear it for Mrs O! Best wife ever.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/30/2020

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Kirk says:

    For the price of those couple tie rods on the old inverted y, you can upgrade it to the newer T style steering.. Replace the track bar bushings as well..

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brandon Link says:

    Sounds like my 3 series, for a while I had a car trophy (see dealer), brake service message, brake error light, coolant message, oil level message, seatbelt error light, an SRS warning light, and if I push it I can get an engine service message.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bruno says:

    I apologize for the English errors, as I am using the google translator.

    I'm having problems with the gear selector, for example: when I put [P] the indicator on the mark panel that is in [R].

    Another more complicated defect, when the truck is at + – 50 km / h at exactly 1500 RPM in 3rd gear, it goes back to 2nd without any need, now this problem can be related to the first problem mentioned above?

    Note the mechanic passed the scanner and in 3 graphics presented by the scanner, the RPM and torque behaved like this:

    grafico1: 750RPM

    grafico2: 790RPM

    grafico3: 770RPM

    on the panel the RPM is normal. The torque is always oscillating on the scanner

    obs. last month I changed the master kit, changed the solenoids, governor sensor, changed the oil etc … all the American Mopar components, and even then the problem persists.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars neal fox says:

    Great diag Mr. O!!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Zulick says:

    When I went to try and latch the tailgate on my buddy's 07 Ram 1500 both rods had broken off the retainers and it was almost like trying to use chopsticks.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars me me says:

    THE TRUCK BE LONGS IN PICK PULL

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baron Smith says:

    Top notch mechanic

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Berg says:

    Those are the best kind of customer, people who know what a dollar is worth and don't just throw it away on a new vehicle every time their old one needs fixed.

    FWIW, these trucks still have the same failures when they are equipped to mall cruiser status like they usually are around here in the PNW (huge/useless lift, huge/useless tires). Even without the rust, the front end still falls out. Or even when they are stock really. I used to work for the state motor pool and they had a bunch of 2500s (with the Hemi) and they would all have the same issues, especially the front axle u-joints seizing up and making the steering bind.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Hawkins says:

    It's a Dodge, wiring problems!🤣

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin B says:

    Oh, brings back memories when I worked in a car dealership quoting for prices, and they always were like "how do you justify this"? Really? How do you let it get this bad instead — that is the bigger question.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Miller says:

    hope you and yours have a merry Christmas and a grate new year! by the way grate fishing vids/thanks for what you do

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eugene Enslow says:

    Zip ties, high tec baling wire

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bbaaspencer1 says:

    GM doesn’t support the Tech2 after MY 2013, so I dumped it and got an Autel.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Plourde says:

    You did a great job to protect your customer good job from joe

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pzkpfwiv freak says:

    if thats your mrs, you are a lucky cat.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pzkpfwiv freak says:

    fluid film is the shit!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Tardif says:

    I work for a Subaru dealer, and even with the factory scan tool, we have glitches. Ex. can't clear engine codes on 2015 and up WRX with the SSM4, we need to use the SSM3 for that

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guy Connell says:

    Dorman. Isn't that your favorite aftermarket supplier?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bambenek says:

    Dodge is the Acme brand of automobiles. Wiley Coyote would be proud.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spudth (The way I do it) says:

    That woman adores you!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Oliver says:

    I am a heavy equipment tech and a coworker is working an aerial boom that requires annual inspection. He has spent probably 12 – 14 hours on it just finding problems and trying to diagnose them to give the customer a quote. so far he is at like 40 + hours for repair.