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#1 Old 09-02-2009, 03:06 PM
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malfunction indicator blinking light

hey guys help me out here,
i have an 06 1500 4x4 with the hemi and i just noticed that when i turn on ignition on and the check lights come on on as usual now after staying on for 15 seconds my malfunction indicator light begins to blink for about 10 seconds and then remains on until i start the engine. i looked in the manual and it says "if the indicator light comes on for 15secs blinks for 5 and then remains on until the engine is started that your vehicle is not ready for emissions testing." what the hell does that mean.

the reason i noticed the blinking light is because the other day after driving for only about 5 mins total which i was going about 65mph i got off the bypass and while waiting for the stop light to turn green my truck all of a sudden started to violently shake for about 3 seconds and then stalled out on me. then the red "check gauges" light on the left side of the dash came on. i turned off the truck and then restarted it and everything seemed fine. i happened to be close to the garage i take my truck to so i went there and we checked my oil and coolant and they were fine. they checked my truck for error codes but found none, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Old 09-02-2009, 03:38 PM
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i wish i had an answer, maybe check for vacuum leak? subscribing

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thats just odd, "your vehicle is not ready for emissions testing" so there is obviously something going on, you would think it would throw a code, not just some weird flashing thing. Im really stumped. Was this truck bought in a different country?

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thats just odd, "your vehicle is not ready for emissions testing" so there is obviously something going on, you would think it would throw a code, not just some weird flashing thing. Im really stumped. Was this truck bought in a different country?
if the truck is not emissions ready then its not checking for emissions, and if one of the components have been damaged, then the truck would not know to throw a code for it stalling out

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i noticed that in my ram 1500 manual it actually refers to the light i am talking about as the "check gauges light". it is the one that looks like an engine. i called it the malfunction light because that is what it was called in my 05 dakota manual. if you want to see for yourself just look at page 228. at least that is the page in the 06 ram manual.
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If the check engine light is flashing, it means damage is being done to the Converter.

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If the check engine light is flashing, it means damage is being done to the Converter.
if im not mistaken its flashing with out the motor running

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if im not mistaken its flashing with out the motor running
i missed that part, the flashing with just the ignition on/engine off is normal.

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