First post here, hi everyone!
Got myself a 1983 Dodge Power Ram 50 that, mostly, runs great (1989 crated 4D55T w/25k miles). It's got a few problems, and I think they all point to the ECU, but I wanted to get a second opinion before sending mine off for a $200 rebuild. Here are the symptoms:
- Gauges: My fuel, tach, and temperature gauges work intermittently. They most often work after the truck warms up, is shut off, and then restarted a short while later.
- Diesel indicator panel: the glow plug indicator shows they're ready after 1 second, and the fuel filter indicator is always on, even though I just had the fuel filter replaced.
- Clicking: Very occasionally, I'll hear some solenoid somewhere click on and off rapidly, like it should do only once when you turn the ignition on
There was some good advice on one of the archived threads that the ECUs in these trucks all go bad at some point (http://www.mightyram50.net/phpbb3/vi...hp?f=81&t=1780).
So, is it my ECU? And is this still the best place to send for a rebuild? http://www.foreignecurepair.com/ECMs_ECUs_mightymax.htm
Thanks for the help in advance.