Question about 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

Open Question

2006 1500 Ram 5.7 Hemi Tach / Faint Backfire MPG

I have a 06 RAM 1500 5.7 Hemi. The Tach has worked off and on since i bought it @ 50,000. yesterday it worked fine. today it is reading slightly more than zero. If you nail the pedal you will see the needle come up. I noted the truck is not getting the MPG 12 / 17 it was when i got it 16 /19. the truck has 89,000. i notice a very faint backfire. I have changed the plugs, and did not affect. I have no lights, or codes that come up on a scanner. i did see a mention of "cleaning the IAC" could the tach, and drivability issue be related?

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2050 Answers

SOURCE: Ram Hemi misfire after rain

Try spraying water while it's running on the engine, plugs, wiring from a spray bottle to see if you can locate where it might be acting up from!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • 39 Answers

SOURCE: My '06 dodge ram engine light just came on

Go here and it will tell you how to get your codes. Actually on an 06 you can just turn the ignition on and off 3 times (dont crank the engine) and the codes will show up on your odometer. But here are all the codes. PS you can get a manual on for free too.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4, w/5 spd tranny.

tach is most likely a cam sensor, hvac could be a bad vacuum problem (bad hose ) the electrical (dash stuff) I would start looking for a loose or bad ground wire or dirty battery terminals

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

  • 10515 Answers

SOURCE: 99 ram 3500 diesel, tach


If you have recently scanned the car, and got the codes, kindly post all the codes so that you would be able to get the most appropriate solution.

Thanks and Regards

Posted on Jun 13, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Well a bad crankshaft sensor cause engine to backfire through intake and not start 05 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7l hemi

get the codes from the ecm.most parts store will do that for free and ask what the code is.

Feb 08, 2015 | 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

My 2006 dodge 2500 5.7ltr hemi starter just clicks and won't turn over

is it an advance auto starter cause their electrical parts are known for that

Feb 14, 2013 | 2006 Dodge Ram 2500

1 Answer

Sluggish driving. No power pulling a small trailer. Hard to get up small hills. Bad mpg, even from a dodge. 04 ram 1500 5.7

i have the same truck with hemi and i notice alot of power after i put on a cold air intake and i did a cheap one, i know the hemis say they have alot of power but i still think diesel is always the way to go when pulling..

Aug 09, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

Looking for firing and coil order 2004 hemi 5.7

For ALL 2004 Dodge RAM (1500, 2500, and 3500) (2WD and 4WD) 5.7L V8 Hemi:

.........Firing Order:

This should have been located at the top of the your Intake Manifold.

Let me know if this helped...

Apr 15, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

1 Answer

Tach not working on 06 ram 1500 5.7

All Dash Function Is Computer Controlled--It Can Be Scanned For Problem.

Sep 22, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Ram

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

66 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7782 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides