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Sounds like loose earth connection,or connection that is not making good contact best to have it checked before it causes more issues.

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered 15 hours ago


water in transmission fluid will may it a white or pink color if it is a bright cherry red or light tan color and doesn't smell burnt oil get another mechanic
by just quit , if you select gears but don't go anywhere that would be a problem servo/ solenoid for the torque converter clutch
best take it to an auto transmission specialist shop to have the fault codes read

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


WHEN YOU FIRST TRY TO START IF THE LIGHTS INSIDE THE CAR GOES REAL DIM YOU MAY HAVE BATTERY OR STARTER PROBLEM IF NOT MAY BE SECURITY OR OTHER STUFF

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017


USUALLY THAT IS THE UNIT ITSELF IF DOES NOT COME ON CK FOR + AND _ MAKE SURE YOU GET POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE BATTERY TO IT,MAY BE BAD FUSE OR CUT WIRE IN BETWEEN

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017


An Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) indicator is standard equipment on all instrument clusters. On Dodge vehicles, this indicator is located near the bottom of the speedometer dial face of the cluster overlay, to the right of center. On Chrysler vehicles, this indicator is located near the upper left corner of the cluster overlay, above the fuel gauge.
OPERATION The Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) indicator gives an indication to the vehicle operator when the ETC system, or a circuit or component of the system is ineffective. The ETC indicator is controlled by a transistor on the instrument cluster circuit board based upon cluster programming and electronic messages received by the cluster from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) (also known as the Engine Control Module/ECM) over the Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus.
The ETC indicator Light Emitting Diode (LED) is completely controlled by the instrument cluster logic circuit, and that logic will only allow this indicator to operate when the instrument cluster receives a battery current input on the fused ignition switch output (run-start) circuit. Therefore, the LED will always be OFF when the ignition switch is in any position except ON or START. The LED only illuminates when it is provided a path to ground by the instrument cluster transistor. The instrument cluster will turn ON the ETC indicator for the following reasons:
  1. Bulb Test- Each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON position the ETC indicator is illuminated for about three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. The entire bulb test is a function of the instrument cluster.
  2. ETC Indicator Lamp-On Message- Each time the cluster receives an electronic ETC indicator lamp-ON message from the PCM, the ETC indicator will be illuminated. The indicator can be flashed ON and OFF, or illuminated solid, as dictated by the PCM message. The indicator remains illuminated solid or continues to flash for about 12 seconds or until the cluster receives a lamp-OFF message from the PCM, whichever is longer. If the indicator is illuminated solid with the engine running the vehicle will usually remain drivable. If the indicator is flashing with the engine running the vehicle may require towing. A flashing indicator means the ETC system requires immediate service. The indicator will be extinguished when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position.
  3. Actuator Test- Each time the cluster is put through the actuator test, the ETC indicator will be turned ON, then OFF again during the bulb check portion of the test to confirm the functionality of the LED and the cluster control circuitry. The actuator test illumination of the ETC indicator is a function of the PCM.
The PCM continually monitors the ETC system circuits and sensors to decide whether the system is in good operating condition. The PCM then sends the proper lamp-ON or lamp-OFF message to the ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN). If the PCM sends a lamp-ON message after the bulb test, it indicates that the PCM has detected an ETC system malfunction or that the ETC system is ineffective. The PCM will store a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for any malfunction it detects.
For proper diagnosis of the ETC system, the PCM, the EMIC, the CAN data bus or the electronic communication related to ETC indicator operation a diagnostic scan tool is required. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information

Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop.

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017


Go to online store reliable they have repair manuals I am sure you will get the solution. Here's the link 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 08, 2017


Sounds like you overheated, the clicking sound could be preignition ping. Check coolant lever. Don’t fill when hot, let engine cool down before refilling coolant

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017


Could possibly be bad spark plug wires.
May have a bad coil pack also.

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017


before connecting up the tie rod ends
turn the wheel to one full lock now turn it to the opposite lock counting the revolutions that the wheel does
now turn it back half way that puts the rack in the middle of the pinion
now place both wheels straight ahead
adjust the rod ends until the slip into the steering arms
tighten up the nuts
now take it in for a wheel alignment

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017


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2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017


The first place I would do is check the battery cables, both ends, then check that the body to engine ground cable is intact. Back in the 70s and 80s, Volkswagen Rabbits, Audi Foxes, used a negative cable that ran from the battery to the left fender to the engine. Every once in a while, one came in on the hook or limped it with an intermittent body accessory problem, or frozen speedometer or throttle or clutch cable. In every case, somebody had replaced the negative battery cable with a conventional cable so there was no body ground connection except through the throttle, speedo or clutch cable. these could not carry the body current demand and eventually melted or welded into the cable casing.

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017


put nut back on screw it flush with it get a bigger hammer

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017


run the fault codes
indicates a loose ground wire , probably the battery terminal loose or dirty

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017


Check eBay. They have front control modules ranging from $50 to $100, some with warranties (30 days, but if it works the first day, it'll usually last). Try to get the part number from yours and make sure you get the same part number, don't worry about the letter suffixes. Search "2004 dodge ram front control module"

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 06, 2017


air in the lines- need bleeding, and /or replace the brake light it may affect your gauges.

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Aug 27, 2017


... this sounds serious...way serious... and the rust will not stop now... it will continue until it completely rust through and falls apart.. maybe its time to cut your loses....no need putting money into something that is going to get progressively worse.. and costs more and more $$$$$..SORRY...

2004 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Aug 14, 2017

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