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Back to you Edward....
A few random thoughts on your troubles that might help:
As regards what the fellow just said re the new ECU, also consider that just a weak / 'beginning to short out' battery might be the culprit.
I just had a low voltage problem - where I thought the alternator was faulty, turned out it was a battery less than a year old. This van has tons of built ins - its a conversion van - and only one battery - the starting battery -so it gets tons of use & abuse.
Made it fail in 10 months - Wal Mart gave me a new one for $ 0.
So, check that battery, if faulty it could mimic a bad regulator / ECU - PCM.
BTW, disconeecting your battery negative for a minute should reset your trouble codes, so at least you can see if that changes things, even if only temporarily.
Let us know how you fare,
PS: when my '96 B-2500 runs hot (I think this is what causes it...), my OD won't kick in even if I press the dash switch, it still glows. If I stop and turn off the engine and disconnect my negative cable momentarily, it functions normally again. I have a 'quick disconnect' battery negative, so it's easy to do.
1996 Ram Van B-2500 Conversion Van
- 318, Electric Engine Cooling Fan - "The Family Bus"
1997 3500 Cummins Ram Truck
- 19.5 wheels, pacbrake, Gearvendors OD - "Pocket Peterbuilt"
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