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Old 01-13-2013, 02:21 PM
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Just wanted to post and see if anyone has experienced awfully cold weather and had problems with their Ram 1500 HEMI. In Utah we had an extremely cold night, probably -16 F, just went out to start the truck as I feel bad that it was in the cold. So go to start and it bogs right down. The starter takes about 10 seconds to turn the truck over and the whole thing is shaking really really bad. About 15 seconds after running I smell gasoline. So I shut the truck off, wait a minute and start again. This time it seemed better so I put it in reverse and moved it into a sunny spot in the driveway. Let it idle for a second and the check engine light comes on flashing, the truck is still ridiculously shaky. Any ideas? With the gas smell, rough running, and flashing engine light it must be a misfire issue right. What do you guys think, maybe a frozen coilover and the plugs aren't firing correctly.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:44 PM
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I have a block heater in mine, and keep it plugged in when the weather is this cold. It sounds to me like an injector may have ad a tiny piece of ice or something and stuck open, flooding a cylinder and fouling a plug. You're under warranty, so I'd make the stealership figure it out.
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I have a 4.7 2012, last week and the week before was like -25 to - 35 for 2 weeks, never had issues, would start every morning, I do run Full synthetic, so just that helps alot. sounds like it was not breathing right. Like it was not getting any air. JMO
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Just wanted to post and see if anyone has experienced awfully cold weather and had problems with their Ram 1500 HEMI. In Utah we had an extremely cold night, probably -16 F, just went out to start the truck as I feel bad that it was in the cold. So go to start and it bogs right down. The starter takes about 10 seconds to turn the truck over and the whole thing is shaking really really bad. About 15 seconds after running I smell gasoline. So I shut the truck off, wait a minute and start again. This time it seemed better so I put it in reverse and moved it into a sunny spot in the driveway. Let it idle for a second and the check engine light comes on flashing, the truck is still ridiculously shaky. Any ideas? With the gas smell, rough running, and flashing engine light it must be a misfire issue right. What do you guys think, maybe a frozen coilover and the plugs aren't firing correctly.

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I'm from northern Alberta and my truck gets started at -25 to -30 without the block heater, with no problems. It sounds like sh*t but it always runs fine, no shaking, you should take it to the dealer.
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Flashing check engine light means misfire, It has been-25C(-13F) to -35C (-31F) here a few days and I leave my truck sit at work for 9-10 hours a day and she starts with NO hesitation. Its plugged in overnight. Your truck must have an issue of some sort, the dealer will track it down. Best of luck!!!
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I agree that you should take it in, this does not sound right.
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Just wanted to post an update. After baking in the sun at 3 F for about 4 hours she started up just like normal and had no issues. Tomorrow ought to be a treat as tonight is expected to hit -22 F. Probably a good reason to invest in a block heater. Needs an oil change shortly so will mention this issue to the dealer and post what they say. I don't have high hopes for their insight. Thanks everybody!
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I'm from northern Alberta and my truck gets started at -25 to -30 without the block heater, with no problems. It sounds like sh*t but it always runs fine, no shaking, you should take it to the dealer.
Trucks in Canada have a block heater as standard equipment I believe, at least my Laramie did. I plugged it in for the first time the other night with an overnight low of -5c and noticed it was very quite on start up and not the usual cold knock these trucks seem to have. I'd hate to hear what it sounds like in -25, lol.
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