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Old 05-16-2012, 09:23 PM
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Was on a trip to New Hampshire for a horse race, pulling a 24 foot 3 horse trailer. During the trip the truck started to "buck" and the the Check Engine Light cam on. I stopped the truck and put the scan tool on to find out what was wrong. I got a "P0336 Crank Shaft Sensor Error". A few quick calls to a few Dodge dealers was no real help. I was told that is could cost $400 to replace the Sensor. I was told I could drive the truck until the Check Engine Light flashes. 5 miles down the road the light went off, then the truck started to buck again and the light went back on. Once at the ride, I parked the truck for 4 hours. When I went back to move the truck, the light went off and never went back on. However, while driving home the Bulb Out alarm went off and on repeatedly. If I used the right turn signal the Bulb Out alarm went off. Any ideas? I'm stumped. So is the dealer.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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any problems with the blinkers going crazy and blinking both directions at onnce and opposit of were they are supposed to blink?
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Is there a bulb out? My truck the bulb out sounds off just about everytime I start the truck, but it only does it right after a start. Its a common problem on this generation. Its also common for wiring to wear thing in spots. I'm just wondering if its a sepertate issue from the crank position sensor or related.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 PM
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No bulbs are out. Went to the Dealer and no codes found. They did find the power distribution box was loose and would need new clips to secure it. Other then that, the truck checked out fine. I understand there are issues with the Dodge grounds failing. Could this be the cause? Side note, I did instal a Hypertec Max-Energy programer on the truck. Per Hypertec: Any codes found are from "near failing equipment". It is not from the programer.
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Yeah, ground problems can be a problems for the wiring for the batteries. Also the wires that connect the two batteries together.
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Update! Went back to the dealer with the same error code (P0336 Crank Shaft Sensor Error) and a new code "Bank 2 Fail" (Cylinders 2, 4 and 6 not reading). Truck went back on the computer and they found the Transmission Control Module was not programed right. After the update was installed they could clear the error codes (where as prior to the update they could not). The dealer also was told to check the grounds on the engine (side of the block) and they were fine. So after the Power Distribution Module was secured with the "clips" and we pulled a 600 mile trip to VA there were no error codes found (No check Engine Light). We did however have the "Bulb Out Alarm" chime going off for most of the trip. Next step is to pull every light bulb and check each plug and ground and replace all the bulbs. I'll update as to what I find (or don't find).
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