CANT SEEM TO FIGURE OUT WHATS GOING ON WITH MY ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2005 Dodge Ram
  • 190,000 miles

Hi, can't seem to figure out what's going on with my vehicle. It starts great, and runs fine for the most part. However when I have too much of an electrical load in use for a period of time (ie. Headlights on, cruise control on, fans on) I start to have problems. I am unable to use cruise control and my truck shifts down from 5th to 4th after having too much electrical in use for a period of time. Could it be something to do with a resistor?

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 10:34 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,556 posts

Have the alternator checked for output. It could be low

Roy

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 10:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Are you sure it's electrical that triggers this or could it just be coincidence? This sounds an awful lot like a restricted Catalytic converter.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 10:50 PM

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