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No gauges- won't start. 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Took to auto mechanic. Paid $85 for a diagnostic test. Truck died while testing. Report was given out as a bad PCM. They wanted to charge me $500 for the part and another $300 for labor. So I had it towed home. did a little reasearch and found a web site that sold re-programmed PCM's for $285. Before I installed the PCM tried to start the truck..it started (cooled down???). Drove it for 5 minutes and it won't start again. Replaced the PCM..still won't start. Tested the Coil..it's good. Checked all fuses..Good. Need help, At a loss!

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  • convay Jul 15, 2009

    Not yet..I will check on that today. I will get back with you.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    A bad crank sensor can do that...have you checked that?

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It's almost never a pcm. You need to check things like the fuel pressure when this happens. I'd take it to a better shop as alot of tests require special equipment.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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