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Old 05-20-2018, 08:27 AM
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I picked up a new 17 ecodiesel about a month ago and its been great, but over the last two weeks it started to hesitate when driving after it first start it. example, i start it to head to the office in the morning and i need about half pedal to get it moving slowly, then around 2200 rpms it gives you whiplash and takes off, it will do this until it warms up then its fine. but it doesn't do it all the time. i talked to the dealer and they said let if run for 5-10 minutes before i drive(not happening) . but its really a big safety concern for me, a few times i pulled out into traffic and just had no power to go. anyone else have this issue or a fix
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Do you plug in the block heater at night?
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Do you plug in the block heater at night?
No i dont but the lowest it been is in the 50s at night, and it will do it when its in the 80s and sitting in the sun all day. I just left my sons LAX game and its 75 outside, the truck was up to temp when i parked it after the 20min highway drive, i got in 45 minutes later to leave temp gauge was at 1/4 mark and it still did it
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Have you tried taking it to another dealer to see if they can fix it?
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With my 2016 RAM Bighorn SLT Quad Cab Ecodiesel w/ LSD, wants to break traction when i leave my driveway, stop at the Stop Sign & take the left turn. It does not matter if it is first thing in the morning or when ever.

It definitely isn't as quick as the the 2009 HEMI w/o LSD was, but i have had to lighten up quite a bit on take off at a corner.
Partially because the toolboxes in the bed are made out of aluminum & not the heavier 3/16" 7 gauge steel that i had in the 2009 Ram
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Im heading back this week to the dealer. But it i agree its no hemi and i cant get mine to even chirp the tires. but i wasn't sure if this was some kind of break in period, i have around 1200 miles on it now.
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Did the dealer have a resolution for this fix?


I have the exact same issue with my ecodiesel. After warm up it doesn't do it at all.
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I had this same slow start from a stop problem with my Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel. It was down right dangerous to drive it. The tune from Green Diesel Engineering got rid of that problem immediately along with more power and better MPG.
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I'm thinking this has something to do with limiting emissions. Possibly the ECM is limiting fuel input due to head temperature thus limiting excessive emissions output.


The puzzling thing is that my 2018 did not do this when it had less than 5,000 miles on it.
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