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Dodge Repair/No Acceleration: '08 Ram


2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad w/5.7Hemi worked fine yesterday, started up this morning it was sluggish out of driveway, couldnt accelerate, difficulty in going up hills, need place to start

Hi Tom,
Take advantage of the self-diagnostic capability of the engine control system. Turn the ignition key: "on-off-on-off-on" and leave on, doing that in 5 seconds or less elapsed time.
Then watch the odometer window in the instrument cluster to see the mileage reading to be replaced by a 4-digit number(s) preceded by a P. Let me know what you find and we'll go from there.

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