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Old 12-02-2011, 12:13 PM
Tjf339280 Tjf339280 is offline
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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram
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Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
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Exclamation 2003 1500 4x4 4.7 SLT needs a savior Help!!!

Hello all,

First time poster here, about 3 months Ive spent here on the forum researching and investigating dodge rams. I ended up purchasing one a 2003 ram with the 4.7.....love the truck but have had nothing but problems with it!!! right off the bat within the first 300 miles of driving the motor blew....thank God for extended warranties $4900 for the motor and R&R with a new starter and exhaust manifolds. Im not sure if this is the place for me to beg for wisdom, but the new motor is shaping up to another blown motor! ever since they replaced the motor(it is an '05 motor with 55,000 miles ad they plugged the EGR as 2003 did not have EGR) it has been showing a #2 cylinder misfire....the truck skips alittle, somtimes alitte more....but now the last couple of days when I start it in the morning it wants to stall, and if i give it gas the motor revs up but when it comes back down to idle it drops off and stalls out. the check engine light usually comes on couple days after being in the shop, they clear it, then the computer needs to see a certain number of consecutive misfires before it is tripped again....has not come back on but I know it will, I can feel the skip and the whole stalling issue. the coilpack has been replaced twice now, also have replaced the sparkplugs twice...first with autolite coppers, now it has the champion coppers, fuel injector, and compression is fine....im about out of options here, so any other ideas would rock so much!!! Or should I turn to prayer and confess being a Ford lover at heart??? this whole experience is quickly turning me off to dodge. Help.

oh and the lights flicker when at idle....thinkin related to the misfire...all lights, headlights, dash lights, overhead lights....grrr

looking for a couple of parts,
-the driver side oh sh*t handle assembly...mine broke and looks like it has broken before because there was a washer over the hole

-a set of running boards or nerf bars my lunds dont mount up without drilling and they wont let me return them.
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