2005 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 37000 miles
To describe what happened; (25 degree overnight low temp Little Rock, AR) My wife went out today and started the truck (just turned the key, no pumping the throttle, I think I've cured her of that) it started normally and idled just fine, she did not notice any warning lights in the dash, but then again she wasn’t looking for any. She came back into the house to let it warm up, 10 to 15 minutes, when she went back out to leave she noticed the erratic idle and when she got back in the cab noticed the red “lightning bolt" alarm at the lower right of the dash display She put it in reverse and it would move, but not forward in drive. About that time I got back from the gas station in the Chevelle and tried the truck again I got it to move forward and back, but could not get it over 1900 RPM at full throttle. I took it around the block (almost a real bad move with the hills) and barley got it back into the driveway. It still starts idles and moves slowly (no check engine light, and after I did the "key thing while pressing the trip meter switch" no error codes [ 00 00). I read on some of the other forums about the throttle sensor on the foot pedal not sending a signal, but the fact that the it still responds to pedal position makes me think that's still working and the problem is on the other end by the TB? I could not find an answer to whether there was a relay in the black box next to the battery that controlled it. I don’t think the truck will run fast enough to get to a dealer, so I need to try and fix it here if I can figure out what to change. Any thoughts, and maybe a few tips on how to get to it without tearing anything up.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 6:50 PM