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Old 05-05-2013, 09:08 PM
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Took the truck to O Riley's and they checked for codes and found none. They looked up O2 sensors and said there are many options. Could have either 2 or 4. I went to Napa where I know and trust most of the guys that work there. They only listed 4 O2 sensors for a 99'.

I bought the front 2, closest to the exhaust manifolds and went home to install them. I then found 2 other connections above the transmission for additional sensors but my truck only has 2. I called an older mechanic I know and he said if my truck were an early build 99' it may only have 2 because he thinks 98' only has 2. This could be why when I looked into replacing the computer I found there were 3 different ones and no one was able to order the one I needed, it was rebuild only.

I installed both sensors on Saturday and after 3 short trips so far everything is working great.

I talked with our trainer at work Friday(I am a forklift mechanic) and he said if my O2 sensors are 4 wire they are more than Likely heated sensors and that could be why it runs like crap in closed loop until they get to correct operating temp.

I want to thank everyone for all the help and I will update this in a couple of days to let you know if everything is ok.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:19 PM
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I have started and driven my truck 10 times in the past 2 days. Each time it has ran perfect.

Thanks for the help
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That's great news. Glad you got it worked out!
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Glad its fixed.
Future reference thought you might be interested. DCT Reads out on digital odometer screen in our trucks. DCT= Diagnostic Trouble Code
Sounds to me like it was intermittent issue. Unless its running bad when code reader used it may not store that code long enough to read it. You have "hard code" it stores until erased with a code reader, and "soft codes" will clear them selves if problem stops. Normally in so many start cycles like 3. Each manufacture does a little different programming specific to them. If you have an intermittent issue pull over and attempt to get code while its running badly if you can.

1998 and Newer Model Rams

Turn the ignition on while pushing the odometer clearing button simultaneously. Engine codes will read on models with digital odometers. This feature also tests all dash panels.

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