My check engine light comes on and there is a b eep and it flashes. Just before all this happens the truck seems to have a surge of pwoer and picks up. what might the problem be?

Asked by Apr 22, 2017 at 08:59 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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A flashing check engine light is a miss fire in a cylinder. Possible causes: Faulty spark plug (s), Faulty ignition coil (s), Clogged or faulty fuel injector (s), Intake air leak, Fuel injectors harness is open or shorted, Fuel Injectors circuit poor electrical connection, Ignition coils harness is open or shorted, Ignition coils circuit poor electrical connection, Insufficient cylinders compression, Incorrect fuel pressure...Cylinder(s) are misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks, intake gaskets are common caused of multi-cylinder misfiring. If no leak are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs. If the problem persists more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem.

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