Dodge Ram ECM issues
One of the coolest things about being a diagnostic technician in the automotive service industry is having a lot of friends around the Country and even World (Taurai, Sean Hill and even Matt Fanslow. (Harv Chan said he was Canadian)) that share the same passion for solving automotive mysteries.
When you have an opportunity to team diagnose with one of those friends, you take it. Brin was fortunate enough to be able to do just that. Brin attended this year’s Nace/Automechanika in Atlanta but decided to travel early so he could ride along with his friend Craig Copeland of Automotive Diagnostics, a mobile diagnostic and programming business based in Atlanta, GA.
To say they had a good time would be an understatement. Well, lucky for us, Brin was able to document their powers combined as they diagnose a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7L diesel with a crank but no start and limited ECM data complaint.
Sit down, grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy. This was a lot of fun for Brin and Craig and we hope that you’ll enjoy it too.
Nice I have seen that alot over in my neck of the woods, on diesels. Good call on warning customer he could run into issues later.
I can't help but wonder what events led to this. I have assumed in the past that there must've been a series of low voltage scenarios that would allow this kind of amnesia. I don't know what else to call it. Unstable chip failure?
Hopefully we'll hear from someone that has a slightly more scientific explanation.
there's an issue with the 2006 Ram trucks diesel models that after re flashing ECM with the new updates the vin gets lost from the ECM.
to fixed it when that happens is by doing a new ECM set up thru the wireless control module or Rewrite the the vin number into the ECM.
but you must get the PIN number to get into the SKIM
Drew technologies post it on theirs tool box
I hope this will help.
"One of the coolest things about being a diagnostic technician in the automotive service industry is having a lot of friends around the Country and even World (Taurai, Sean … and even Matt Fanslow. (Harv Chan said he was Canadian)) that share the same passion for solving automotive mysteries."
It is great to live in a time were we have the ability to network with other techs and trainers around the world. I've been fortunate enough to make contact with many excellent techs and slowly continue to gain more contacts and friends. I find this to be one of the most powerful aspects of our trade.
I was fortunate enough to take your VW class in Orlando. Great job by the way. I was told this was your first time training and I thought you did very well. I'm sure there was some nervousness. The class had a lot of great information.
Great videos guys. Definitely some all-star fire power diagnosing this vehicle.