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Old 09-15-2010, 01:34 PM
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As I was watching my 2001 Ram 1500 turn over 36,000 miles the engine light came on at the exact moment it hit 36k? is this just a coincidence? or some factory trick to get you to dealership?
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Wow, thats a really low mileage for an 01. Not sure if the computers had that programmed in them for service intervals or not back then. I would get it scanned to see what it is, some auto parts stores do it for free.
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Yeah it is low miles, I bought it July of 2001 and bsically only drove it to work every day which is 6 miles from my house. It was just really weird that the engine light came on exactly 36,000. I will get it scanned as you suggested..thanks
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I may be wrong, but, check your owners manual, I believe at 36,000, 2 services are due, maybe rear differential fluid change & possibly tranny service & fluid change.

with the new Rams, 30,000 miles is time to change spark plugs for the first time
, but, your year being pre 2006, tune ups are completely different

if these fluids are due, now is the time to decide whether to keep using the same type fluids or change to a better product like Royal Purple or Amsoil
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Was it the "Service Engine Soon" light or the "Check Engine Light" ?

Seems like a weird coincidence to me.
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You can do the key dance in an 01 and get the codes. Key off, key on 3 times- codes will show up in the odometer window. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure my CEL doesn't come on when services are due.
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Sounds like you'll have a trouble code . It would not of turned on because of the mileage .
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did the on off on off and it is a P0138 code, what is that?
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