2001 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 11500 miles
Hello and thanks in advance.
brief background- Father and I removed transmission and changed torque converter. Truck started and was running fine during fluid fill up, I actually turned it off and restarted several times. When the fluid level was believed to be correct, and we could feel the transmission engage in both reverse and drive. I backed the truck up about 15 feet to turn around then I decided to shut it off to check/make sure that the transfercase was in 2-high before driving down the road. I ran the shifter on the transfercase through the four different gears and made sure that I was indeed in 2-high and when I tried to start it back up I could not. The motor would turn over but not start. I had no readings at the gauges and could not hear the fuel pump turn on at all. I then looked at the odometer and read the words " no bus". I have since looked up what that phrase means but am very curious to know how what happened in the time I shut the truck down to check the position of the transfercase shift lever and the failed restart.
I have not had a whole lot of time to spend working on this problem with my busy work schedule, but the one thing that I do want to do before continuing the work on my truck is make sure that the electrical and sensor connections at the transmission are good and at the same time replace a wire/plug that was damaged by a jack malfunction at the front axle during the torque converter change. I am not sure if this damaged wire came into play during my transfer case run through of the gears or not but is seems like a good baseline to have before proceeding any further.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 AT 9:39 PM