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I took my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi to a mechanic that works from a garage at his home, recommended by a friend of mine. He removed and cleaned the throttle body and sensor(s?), then reinstalled them, and then disconnected both battery cables and held them together for 2 minutes so that the engine controller could reboot with the factory default settings, then reconnected them. I had bought a can of throttle body cleaner on my way over to his house for about $3.00. He charged me $40.00 for the job. This was done mid-February, about 10 weeks and 2500 miles ago. So far, the problem Has Not happened again, the truck has been running great!

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jun 05, 2020

Here is the link to view the serpentine belt diagram for 4.7 Dodge Ram 1500: https://serpentinebelthq.com/2004-dodge-ram-1500-slt-4-7l-serpentine-belt-diagram/

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jun 02, 2020

A diagram should already be available inside the hood on the radiator support of the fan covering. If not, follow this link: https://skippingtheinbetween.blogspot.com/2017/03/30-2006-dodge-ram-1500-serpentine-belt.html. Basically, if the pulleys are grooved, the belt ribs ride on it, and if the pulley is smooth, the backside rides on it.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on May 18, 2020

It's a map/tps sensor correlation code, essentially it means the map sensor reading isn't what's expected with the tps reading and vice versa! It sounds like your tps sensor is probably bad or the circuit to one of those 2 sensors.

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2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jan 08, 2020

Since the tires are a different size than the computer is programmed for that could be the problem right there. U cant fool the computer.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Nov 23, 2019

Causes A P0501 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
  • The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly
  • There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor
  • The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle
Possible Solutions The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
Next, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly.
If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor. Again, the exact procedure wil depend on your make and model of vehicle.
If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.
Further Reading Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Description and Operati

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Nov 21, 2019

I supose you are talking about the rear axle? if so, unscrew the bolts of the rear axle's cover and let the oil flow out into a container. once it's empty, clean the cover and the surface on the axle where the cover goes on to, apply a seal onto the cover and put the cover back on and screw al of the bolts back into place and tighten them. you will find a rubber plug in the cover, take it out and fill the rear axle untill the liquid comes out of the plughole. Put the rubber plug in and you're done! Watch out if you got al limited slip differential, you will need to put an additive into the oil so you won't burn the clutches of you limited slip differential.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jun 09, 2019

are u getting the right PSI, enough fuel? prime system?

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on May 16, 2019


2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Feb 23, 2019

the cabin air filter is located on the passenger side of the cowl. after opening the hood, remove the windshield wipers and the black covering ( 2 small T-30 screws, and a few body grommets). after you remove the cowl there will be a grey accordion looking filter in the cowl, remove that and replace with the new filter.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Feb 15, 2019

I had the same problem,there's a group of wires on a harness below the steering wheel, big blue one and red and pink, and about 8 other little ones, anyways the big red wire and the medium size red wires are for the heater motor, clean the terminals and plug back in and good as new

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Feb 13, 2019

Maybe!!!! Wire taps are not a good thing. But yes I do them also... Kinda a catch 22! But the bad thing about wire taps are that they carode the exposed wires. Recheck the conections where you made the connection. If it breaks contact then the locks might not work. Or if the conection at that point is grounding out and blowing your relay or fuse. But if your tailgate lock still operated when all others did not then chances are that one of the door switches is bad. after you recheck your wires, disconnect the battery for about 10 to 15 minutes. If it is the relay then that should let it cool off and reset itself long enough to work or atleast hear a click out of the locks when you power up again. LISTEN CLOSELY FOR THE CLICK. Have someone inside of the car and up by the front of the car and this will increase the chance to hear it. You do not need the key on for the test because the locks have power all of the time. Good luck and let me know.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jan 11, 2019

Check the speed sensor on the top of the differential. It's the one that the ABS and the speedometer uses. I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_d728a59f986299fa

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Jan 07, 2019

it sounds as if maybe the transfer pump is going bad. chrysler has come out with a retro kit that moves the pump from the side of the engine and puts it in the tank

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Nov 24, 2018

You need to have the body control module scanned, it is the control for this and most other body electrical; functions. It requires a specialized scanned.

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Aug 13, 2018

You should check out www.reliable-store.com they have info on repair, service, wiring diagram, electrical diagram, fuse diagram, torque specs, troubleshooting, PCV, gear box, owner's/service/repair/parts manual, fault codes, error codes, etc everything on all vehicles. must check it out

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Mar 22, 2018

This website www.reliable-store.com has the largest collection of repair, service, parts manuals of any vehicle on earth. Best website I came across for manuals.. Also have live assistance

2004 Dodge Ram... • Answered on Mar 08, 2018

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