In this video we have a quick look at a 1999 Dodge ram 5.9 that came in with a no power complaint. After starting the vehicle it was pretty obvious what the problem was. However we took it just a couple steps further just to be 100% and prove our hunch. Turns out our hunch was right. -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Dodge ram 5.9 gas: no power, engine bogs down”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars threequarders says:

    Just seeing this video now. Guess why?? I have the exact same problem with my 99 Ram 1500. Gonna test it today. You do a service to us all with your videos. Your my "go to" for the no nonsense approach and the educational parts of the content as far as what we should see on a scanner and to help us diagnose the problem so we don't just start throwing parts at it. Bless you and your family.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Johnson says:

    Now, that's a diagnosis. Electronic, confirmed by actual pressure testing, instead of just a visual.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert w says:

    You can measure temperature in front and back of the cat, if the difference is high that’s an easy way to 100% verify plugged in a couple seconds… wherever the restriction is where you see a big temperature spike… I want to say a 100 degree temperature delta says plugged but check me on that number, anyway a temp gun is pretty dang accurate…

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Sanders says:

    Eric. I really like your channel. I like the way you always figure out what caused the problem. Could you suggest a scanner for a poor man

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josi Carrasco says:

    Need to replace a dashboard where can I buy a good one

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HawaiianReloads says:

    Love it…

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Williams says:

    GRANDMA WAS THE SMARTEST LADY I DIDNT KNOW

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Birmingham says:

    Someone took my o2sensor fuses out ,

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabriel Lariz says:

    Thank you for posting this video, I have the same truck with exactly the same issue. I’m getting rid of it as is.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WaggitnShaggit says:

    Props to You Grandma and uncle Bob! subbed

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Condoluci says:

    MY 98 IS DOIN THE SAME THING I CUT MY CONVERTOR OFF IT WAS ALL BUSTED UP INSIDE RAN THE SAME WITHOUT EXHAUST ,REPLACED BOTH 02 SENSORS AND IDLE CONTROL , THERES NO MASS AIR FLOW ON THIS TRUCK ONLY 64K MILES NO IM AT A LOSS ANY SUGGESTIONS…………..

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Calvin Neal says:

    What's wrong with my Dodge ran 1500 5.9 when it idles rough on the strat up in the morning.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Delfino guijosa dominguez says:

    Hi have 2002 dodge Dakota 3.9 v6 runs about 2 miles and turns off no codes on dash please help me

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars marksusername says:

    What if I'm still having this same problem after replacing the catalytic converter and both o2 sensors?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Robinson says:

    Awesome! My van has the same problem, I'm just gonna straight pipe it now

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elijah Watson says:

    With the less expensive to repair emissions systems, I think I'd travel out of NY if I was buying a new car as a NY citizen.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arturo S.L. says:

    Engine sounds sick. 🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Common Sense says:

    Great work!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Guerra says:

    It just started doing it to my 03 dakota.i had installed 5.9l .an I know it's not the muffler or Cadillac converter cuz I don't have no pipes installed in it yet but it's still bogging out?????

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hellofromrob says:

    Great video! Tried looking everywhere online for that Snap-on S6149 O2 sensor adapter (or even a similar product with a hose connection) and was completely unable to find one that was available or not included within some kit. Any ideas?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Cooper says:

    Hey Eric my truck is doing the same exact thing and sounds excalty the same except I don't have a car on mine just a straight pipe it was running fine down the highway and starting doing this any ideas ?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Max says:

    Could a plugged cat also cause the engine to shake in low rpm while driving? I have that problem on my 98 ram 1500 84k miles 5.2l. I'm breaking my had over what it could be since it really is only in low rpms eg 30mph in 5th gear (manual trans) which was working fine before I had to replace the cooler.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Heavy D says:

    If he took the Patriots steering wheel cover off, it'd run just fine. Lol.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roy Jimenez says:

    Could this cause the truck to over heat as well

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin a says:

    So Axel Foley putting bananas up a tailpipe causing a car to barely run wasnt movie magic. I learned something new

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike S says:

    Dashboard looked like it was in pretty good shape

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Mazzarella says:

    That’s cool, I work in a lot of diesels they have a differential pressure sensor for the dpf filter.. same concept…👍🏻

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  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the do it myself channel says:

    Like to disconnect the month I didn't take long bit and drill out the cat

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Joker says:

    Hey South Main, quick question. My truck is having a rather strange problem. It stalls and dies completely while I'm driving, and the fuel system relay gets so hot to the point where it deforms the relay and also melts the location around the pins. I was thinking crank position sensor or fuel pump, but I could be wrong. It seems to be a short in the system somewhere, it's my only vehicle and I desperately need your help! Thank you,

    The Joker.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Donovan says:

    Thank you for getting right to the point!!! No long intros, animated logos nor small talk. Great channel!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skullzoy says:

    Just remove the cat and 02 sensors, waste of space anyway.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ky Storm says:

    Does this have a DTC code readout on the gauge cluster?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty Nuckles says:

    A quicker and easier test is to rev the engine for one minute and if the cat. glows cherry red, it's clogged.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars camaronash says:

    Ah, the old key trick to find out DTCs. I like it.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Inguanzo jr. says:

    Happened to me. Changed catalytic converter and worked like a charm.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Richardson says:

    Probably the only reason Cadillac is still around. Every gasser in america has to have a Cadillatic converter made by Cadillac.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars strattuner says:

    loose timing chains,plugged converters,too hot plugs can also increase the temps the exhaust valves run at,which invariably will crack heads,manifolds,valves with disastrous results,at highway speed,there wont be enough left of the engine for parts,good job eric o,superwrench

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MM Reporter says:

    Just drill some larger holes and charge him for a bypass operation…. Problem solved

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Gray says:

    Mr O
    You commented that it was recognized that a defective intake belley pan gasket contributed to the cat breaking down
    My cat plugged about 7 years ago
    Since I wasn't in an emission state
    Sawsall and cat delete pipe
    Truck has 150k now
    Runs fine such as a 150k truck can run
    But my question is
    Is it probable that my gasket has been defective for longer than I realize ?
    And do you have a video on that replacement?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Gray says:

    That's why I like living in Florda
    No inspections
    Cat delete
    Problem solved

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Jones says:

    Trouble code P0068

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyrisha Hudson says:

    What would the next step be, My catalytic converter has been removed.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James4wd says:

    I did this on a customers Focus one time. They towed it in cause it would barely move. It had a P0420. I grabbed a drill and drilled a hole before the cat. Should have seen the look on there face when I drove it out of the bay 10 mins after towing it in.