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Old 11-08-2010, 09:27 AM
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Unhappy ESP/BAS Light On n' Off and RPMS Drop ???

First off I want to say hello because this is my first post here and I hope Im posting this in the right area, if not could the mods please move it for me? This is my first truck so I decided to make it a Ram and this forum seems to have a pretty good community going so I thought I could ask here for some input.

I found this great Ram last Monday at a local dealership so I decided to go check it out. Once I got there, the truck wouldnt start. Every thing would come on electric wise, but the truck wouldnt even try to turn over. So they sent it to a Dodge dealership down the street to fix it. They said it was a relay, replaced it and all was well.

I went Saturday to test drive and fell in love so I drove it off the lot. Rest of the day and night it was fine. But Sunday morning, same problem as at the dealership. Wouldnt do anything. I messed with it for a couple hours just checking plugs and making sure all fuses were pluged in all the way. After that, it fired up and the rest of the day was fine.

Now driving it to work this morning, the ESP/BAS light will flash on while the RPM's drop and the traction control light comes on but then almost immediedtly goes back to normal. It did this countless times on the way to work but never once died on me.

My question is, does anyone have any idea what this could be? Is this a common problems in the HEMIs or '09 models?

Any and all feedback would be great and thanks ahead.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:31 AM
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That is not common. It sounds like a PCM failure or possibly a transmission control module failure. I'd have the codes read by the dealer.
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Could be a module failure, wiring problem, or a data bus problem.
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Hey guys thanks alot for the fast responses.

I meant to add this to the original post but couldnt find the paper I wrote the codes down on.

My pops has a handheld code reader and we hooked it up when the truck was messing up and it gave us 9 codes but a few it repeated. I looked them up online and here they are minus the repeats

U110C - no fuel level bus message
U0141 - lost communication with front control module
U1403 - Implausible Fuel Level Signal Received
U110E - lost Ambient temperture message
U1110 - lost vehicle speed message
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Need to know which modules logged the codes and the repeated codes and which modules logged them. You really need to take it to the dealer and let them deal with the problem. Do NOT erase any of the codes.
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Thanks RamTech, Ill probably just take it to a dealer after work. I cant remember which it repeated but I know for sure it repeated U110c & U0141

How much do you think a dealership would charge me to do that? I would take it back to the dealership I bought it from but its a Chevy delership and when they "took care of the problem" before I bought the truck it took them three days and I dont want to wait that long.
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If the truck is within the 3/36k warranty period, it shouldn't cost you anything.
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This may sound crazy but my 10 did the exact same thing and it was the brake light switch dealer fixed it n that's what they said
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With messages like "lost communication with front control module", "Implausible Fuel Level Signal Received" and "lost vehicle speed message" as well as the symptoms concerning the ESP/BAS light it sure sounds like a communication problem on the CAN bus. I would do as RAMTech suggested and have it checked out by the dealer. Hopefully it is still under warranty.
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I would be willing to bet it is the PCM,mine and 2 other buddies did that, I had 5 codes by the time i went to the dealer, they swapped it out, and been good ever since. 1 year later
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