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For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« on: May 01, 2021, 06:12:08 AM »
Diagnose, best guess?  2005 Dodge Ram 2500, Cummins, manual trans, 4WD.  Runs fine, no power issues.  Shifts good, drives good.  Sitting at idle, shakes like a Harley.  No shaking or vibration while driving.  Where would you start?  Sorry, no diagnostic communication with computer.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2021, 06:49:45 PM by Ghost Hunter »
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 06:26:01 AM »
I'm not a mechanic in the least. I would check engine mounts. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in here soon. Good luck.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 07:10:19 AM »
You can pull the stored codes with 3 key cycles, if you didnít know. Itíll give you a basic place to start.3 cycles, starting with the key off, ending with the key on, within 10 seconds, and youíll start seeing codes where the odometer is, starting with the letter P. Have a pen and paper ready, then google is your friend. Mines done that at times when itís battery voltage is low from a bad terminal end but who knows. Holler if I can help at all.

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 08:01:24 AM »
I'm not a mechanic in the least. I would check engine mounts. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in here soon. Good luck.

That was one of my first thoughts.  Mounts are in good shape.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 08:42:56 AM »
Injector could be worn.  Nozzles spray pattern due to erosion of tip.  Possible.. ?
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 12:40:15 PM »
Injector could be worn.  Nozzles spray pattern due to erosion of tip.  Possible.. ?
My thoughts too, I'm no mechanic.  Injectors checked/tested and ruled out.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 02:17:03 PM »
I have the same truck in a auto and does the same thing . 287k and still has power like new.

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 02:40:35 PM »
I have the same truck in a auto and does the same thing . 287k and still has power like new.

Hood shake, dash shake?  Normal for it, or how long?  Ever look into it?
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 03:34:58 PM »
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 06:12:29 PM »
Check your filters and belts? Cleaned the MAF?

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 06:24:31 PM »
Could it be a cold weather warmup feature of the ECM cutting out half tbe cylinders?

Try a reflash and get rid of it, don't need it.

Do you have a cold weather package?


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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2021, 06:34:06 PM »
Guess I don't feel so bad about my mechanics scratching their heads. 
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2021, 06:51:22 PM »
Have you checked your codes like fastass suggested?

I have an 04 and have never glass that situation.🤔
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 07:06:02 PM »
Have you checked your codes like fastass suggested?

I have an 04 and have never glass that situation.🤔

It's at the dealer.  They say they couldn't pull any codes.  Might try it when/if I get it back.  :rolleyes:  Past time to forget about computer diagnostics, and go old school.  :twocents:

By they way, a new injector harness didn't change anything either.  But keep the ideas coming.   :tup:

I do have the Jacobs exhaust brake that was dealer installed at 10,000 miles.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 07:17:13 PM by Ghost Hunter »
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 07:12:54 PM »
Ok, got me thinking

Dampner pully bad

Engine mounts bad (i know they said otherwise but still)

Transmission mount bad

Bad injector/s

Cold weather start feature on

From here it gets spendy

 


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