1997 Dodge Ram Check engine light

Tiny
YODA275
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,000 MILES
I drive a converted dodge van(converted for grooming), and while out today, the check engine light came on, all monitors read normal, and didn't see or smell any burning, is this something to worry about?


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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 6:42 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

Your ECU has logged a fault code, this can be checked with a scan, this will retrieve the code which will correspond with the item or system that is causing a problem, get the scan done and re post the code for more assistance.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Nice Van. The light being on is the computer's way of telling you that it detected one of the sensors is "out of range", it's not usually a serious condition. What ever triggered the light will be stored in the computer memory so you'll have to have the computer scanned to retrieve the stored code and description. Most major auto parts will scan the computer for free. Autozone does it for sure. Hope this helps.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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The code given to me is p1764----transmission problem

right now she is at the shop where the mgr. Told me it was a valve and sensor in the transmission---which he will have done before 4:00p.M. Today

hopefully I will be on the road tomorrowif this is the only problem that arises.

Does this sound right----

he said she was starting out(from a complete stop) in third gear.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 10:19 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Your tranny man sounds like he's right on the money. His diagnosis should solve your problem. Let us know.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Yes I agree, this should not be a huge problem, you have done the right thing by getting onto it straight away, good luck,

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 4:13 PM

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