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Old 02-14-2011, 10:15 AM
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2001 Ram, 5.9, 4x4 I just got this truck yesterday, and was going through it looking for lost treasure when I found a diagnostics tool under the seat. Plug it in and do everything it tells me to and it starts rewriting the computer. Now it says no bus and the motor just spins, not even trying to crank. Am I the DA of the year or what?
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:21 AM
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Oh, it was running fine before I plugged it in.
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What kind of diagnostic tool?
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Oh no , whats the update ?
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yeah thats not good, sounds liek a failed computer reflash
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that sucks! may have to get it towed to the dealer and the computer re-set
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OUCH! I would say you need your computer re-flashed too. I'm sure some of us may have tried to use the tool also if we found it on a used truck that was now ours.
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That really sucks, may require a re-flash. Hopefully that will work.
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It was supposedly a new computer, and it is cleaner than the rest of the engine compartment. I was looking at it again and read a warning label that said any attemp to reprogram it would result in internal failure. It was some kind of power programmer. How do you reflash or reset the computer? I am really ignorant on all the electrical stuff on new trucks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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