Re: Re: RE: More Dak problems

From: Michael Maskalans (
Date: Sat Feb 13 2010 - 18:54:29 EST

On Feb 12, 2010, at 11:04 PM, Biff Byrum wrote:

> When I start it up the volt meter sits way to the left and then
> starts moving up slowly, maybe taking 12 seconds to show full
> charging voltage. The other day when I put in a replacement IAC
> motor I did a little moving around of that two wire flat plastic
> encased ground strap that bolts to the wiper motor.
> When I got done I noticed that the needle moved up faster, taking
> only about 6 seconds to get up to voltage. But that still doesn't
> seem to be proper.

This really sounds like a charging system issue. Bad alt, bad
regulator, bad battery, or bad battery/ground connection.

If you have some of those issues that could lead to dying (disconnect
voltage from the PCM and it'll die right away as if you shut off the

Your other symptoms - especially

> this time it no longer wants to talk to any scanners.

is making me think bad PCM. I would suppose the perfect short could
cause that as well but all of this could be explained by them PCM
going south.

What are your truck's specs? I have one here that I think is from a
'96 Ram 360 manual trans. Not sure if that would help you out.

really getting the itch to start cutting on the increasingly wrinkled
40" shod monster Dak

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