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RE: Diesel exhaust fluid sensor failure

There has to be a work around however no one dare post it
SweetLou 09/16/21 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

Now you should check your utility trailer for a short circuit. Wiring on trailers is often done very poorly. Could only be two culprits. The Fifth Wheel, or my Cargo trailer. I think possibly the Fifth wheel. I was pulling it for a short one way trip when shortly on the drive and plugged into the bumper, the warning light came on saying trailer is disconnected. I pulled over and ended up switching the plug to the bed and it took care of it. May be there somewhere. Or my cargo trailer which has two sets of long LED lights on it and the upper left which is my problem side had 3-4 led lights burned out. Actually bought a replacement bank for it but never put it on. Now I'll check that side out first before replacing and doing damage to the new one.Thanks
SweetLou 09/15/21 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

Thanks for the update! Glad I could help. Did you save the owner's manual? I did! Great help. Thanks again!
SweetLou 09/15/21 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

Check for a trailer connector fuse? Does the brake light work? Looks like fuse 53 Fuse block Brake lights work, I think. I need to check that again. Left signal works on truck so fuse 53 how could that be an issue if it works on the truck? Just asking F53 = Trailer Tow – Left Turn/Stop Lights Turned out a blown fuse. Didn't think about that until Enblethen mentioned it. Thanks guys for the help.
SweetLou 09/14/21 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

Fuse is for trailer connector. Truck lights are on it's own fuse. Check your owner's manualI wish I had an owners manual. Had it stolen while at a dealership. $75 for a new one. Now I know why their employee stole it
SweetLou 09/14/21 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

Check for a trailer connector fuse? Does the brake light work? Looks like fuse 53 Fuse block Brake lights work, I think. I need to check that again. Left signal works on truck so fuse 53 how could that be an issue if it works on the truck? Just asking
SweetLou 09/14/21 08:57am Tow Vehicles
Chasing No left turn Signal on Trailer With Ram Truck

OK guys I have a new issue with this 2013 Ram 6.7. I had to pack some bearings in my utility trailer and afterward, I hooked up the truck and plugged into it to see about lights on the trailer. Found out left signal light not working. Later that day I connected our Subaru to the trailer and everything works. So then I hooked up another trailer I have to the truck and same issue, no left turn signal. The truck has at the bumper a seven pin, and 4 pin connection (all in one). I then tried the seven pin inside the bed to isolate which connector is bad, and guess what, no left signal there as well. So now the issue moves to wiring harness at the junction under the truck where the two split to see if there is power there. Can anyone here tell me any tips in chasing this, or thoughts on if there is no power at the junction where you would go from there?
SweetLou 09/14/21 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Tires pulling Small tires.

If he is going 60 mph, how fast do you suppose his 13 inch wheels are going? 60 MPH. If the trailer is going faster than the truck, it came unhitched while going down hill and the trailer is passing him and the safety chains are busted If the trailer is going slower than the truck, it came unhitched while on flat ground or going downhill and the trailer is way behind him now him and the safety chains are busted. He better plan on taking the next exit and circling back to the previous exit / on ramp so he can retrieve the trailer.Turn that work into your math teacher
SweetLou 08/30/21 06:53am Towing
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

Didn’t get the “unlucky” part of what I said. And built on a Friday Not defending Ram, or any other mfg, heck, just learned that about 25% of our fleet of 6 speed auto Chevy trucks, circa 2016-2018 have had transmissions blown. Your issue with the switch panel sounds extremely frustrating, also haven't heard you've looked into what I suggested. Turbo actuators are a common issue. And the '13s are a pseudo 1st year model, which likely doesn't help. You take the same risk with any vehicle IMO.I will be looking into it for sure. The tech has ruled out the new switch bank they tell me. Apparently when he puts his hand up into the dash and wiggles the wires power gets restored to the switch bank. This is why they determine its in the harness and some other ground testing. You can't get to it unless you pull dash I am told. I am leaving for Southern Cal in about 6 weeks. I don't want to open up issues unless I find a good shop first. When I get the truck back I will take a good look at what you were suggesting. Thanks for your help because it is much appreciated.
SweetLou 08/26/21 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

Didn’t get the “unlucky” part of what I said. And built on a Friday
SweetLou 08/26/21 09:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

I’m going to buy a Ram 3500 SRW in November and my dilemma is gas or diesel. I have owned a 02 Cummins for 17 years and it was ole reliable. I only drove it 90,000 in those 17 years and really don’t drive crazy miles. We usually take the DW ‘s car on trips as we are seasonal campers at the moment. Anyway I’m retiring and will be traveling the winter months from November to April in the South. Maybe a trip West in summer time. I’m concerned that a new diesel with the all the new emissions and DEF regen won’t cut it as the other 7 months it will be a grocery getter. We are going to be purchasing a FW early next year with a pin weight of 2100 lbs and a GVW of 11,000. Any input would greatly be appreciated. You know, this is the first time I will say this to anyone. With all the recalls my 2013 has had which are plentiful, and the current electronic problem, coupled with discontinued wiring harness and other Ram discontinued parts I would no longer buy a Ram truck. It's a shame that a great engine is coupled to such a crapping body. When you currently pay upward of 70K for a truck, you don't need to have issues even if you do have extended warranty. What to buy? I really don't know anymore but the other manufacturers maybe don't have these extensive issues and the discontinuation of parts to resolve their problems.
SweetLou 08/25/21 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

Here is another point that everyone with a Ram should take note. How is an electrical wiring harness part obsolete in only 8 years? Why would I need to go to a junkyard to find this part? I think I am done with Ram no matter how Cummins faithful I am. If the truck was still under warranty what the hell would they do?
SweetLou 08/24/21 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

Sorry, I'm of no help, but, man, what a terrible turn of events. Having been on (too many) forums for these trucks, cannot say I've heard of that issue until now. Best of luck getting it repaired! But, are you saying that whole switch bank was intermittent or not operable at all prior to the first replacement of the switch bank and then it worked 100% of the time for a couple months and is now intermittent again? If so, that seems to me to be either the new switch bank or possibly a bad connection. If the new switch fixed the same condition previously. Yes on all points. It fixed the issue then went bad. Many variables now. Could even be an open not a short and need solder. Any good shops for electrical in Spokane? And I might just have them replace the switch again.
SweetLou 08/24/21 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

How about a wiring harness from a truck in a junk yard? That is what Spaulding does as someone previously said. I did call them and they have something but trying to get part number first.
SweetLou 08/24/21 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

You're out of warranty, get it to a good diesel shop and to heck with the dealer service department. Name one because I really don't know of any around Spokane. PM me
SweetLou 08/24/21 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

Do you have the part number for the harness? Try Dave Smith I don't. The Truck is at the dealer in Spokane so not to far but I would think they would reach out to Dave Smith.
SweetLou 08/23/21 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

I said "FleetGuard oil filters are not made in USA any longer so that is another reason I switched" Ram trucks are made in Mexico. LOL. Yet, Cummins12V98 hasn't switched. And which Truck is now 100% USA; enlighten us
SweetLou 08/23/21 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
In Need of a 2013 Ram 3500 Switch Bank Wiring Harness

I have been having issues with the Switch bank which controls the Tow Haul, Exhaust brake, park Sensor which is all located below the Uconnect. Sometimes it works, other times nothing, or 30 min down the road it works. The dealer a couple months ago replaced the switch bank and everything worked. Now it works as I mentioned and the diagnosis is a short in the wiring harness. Problem now is that the harness has been discontinued. I really don't understand that when the truck is only 8 years old but what do I know. And with what did they replace it with if anything. Can someone direct me to help find this part or recommend something else?
SweetLou 08/23/21 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Tires pulling Small tires.

Bottom line. Re-pack those bearings regularly ! This is exactly what I told him. Also told him to do it himself. I pulled recently cargo trailer wheels that had been done last summer by a place I know that I thought did good work. I was amazed at what they considered packed. Do them yourself save and know.
SweetLou 08/23/21 07:05am Towing
RE: Big Tires pulling Small tires.

So the tire spins 1.3 times faster but we really don't know the speed of those small tires? Can we say 1.3 times faster than the truck, or 78 mph? No, you can’t. That would be nothing more than a variation of the trick question: “Which weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of lead?” The tires spin at a higher RPM, but the MPH is the exact same as the truck pulling it. :S :):) Ya dun caught me
SweetLou 08/23/21 07:01am Towing
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