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01-17-2011, 03:35 PM
I have a 2004 Ram 1500 that has recently begun to stall with no engine lights coming on. It usually starts right back up and will act like nothing happened. It does not happen when the engine is cold. I have 92k miles on it.
Doing some research I found that this exact problem is happening a lot and Dodge will not admit to the problem. Mechanics are not able to duplicate it from what I have read or come up with a clear cut solution.

Just wondering if anyone else has this problem?

01-17-2011, 07:37 PM
I have the same exact problem and everyone thinks i am crazy. I have the 4.7 same year 2004

M.M.A. Mowing
01-18-2011, 06:22 AM
Habe you ever checked you o2 sensor, its possible that could be your problem.
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01-18-2011, 10:15 AM
I had a issue similar to this in a 97 Dodge Dakota and it was the 02 sensors. It was reading too much fuel and turning the fuel pump off.

01-18-2011, 03:02 PM
Wouldn't the check engine light be on if it was a o2 sensor?
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01-18-2011, 03:50 PM
Wouldn't the check engine light be on if it was a o2 sensor?
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I thought the same thing.

01-18-2011, 04:12 PM
Had a 3.7 Dakota that did the same thing. It had about 500 miles on it when it started doing it. I would be sitting there idling and it would almost go completely dead, then perk back up and idle great. It was real sporatic how it done it, it might do it every day for a week, then not do it for three months. It always came back, never a check engine light, and I just lived with it for a couple of years until I traded it off.

01-18-2011, 04:49 PM
just a suggestion but I had a similar problem with the stalling out particularly in in-climate weather and it was the catalytic converter...no check engine light was on at the time

M.M.A. Mowing
01-18-2011, 04:54 PM
Just changed the o2 on my buddies 03 hemi with no check engine light, his was stalling and just running weak. Catalytic converter could be a canidate as well.
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Accu-cut Lawn Care
01-28-2011, 01:36 PM
My 04 Dodge ram started stumbling a bit from time to time. After I sold the truck, the cel came on... with a code for cylinder 6 misfire. Turned out to be a bad plug. Change your spark plugs

01-28-2011, 09:38 PM
Does it only stall when you are driving or does it stall even when just idleing?

01-28-2011, 11:05 PM
Mine only stalls when you first put it in drive from park and its very rare that it does it

01-29-2011, 12:11 AM
Does it only stall when you are driving or does it stall even when just idleing?

my 94 does it while driving, worse when you hit the brakes to slow down to a stop, it drops below 500rpms then kicks it back up. I've replaced all the sensors around the throttle body and the PCV valve still does it.

01-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Unless the O2 sensor is SHOT, it won't throw a code. If the sensor still somewhat works, even occasionally it won't usually throw any codes, but can still cause some driveability problems.

I'm glad someone brought up the case on spark plugs. Dodge, to this day, uses 30K spark plug change intervals. They use copper core plugs to lower costs. However, with the newer V8 engines that require 16 spark plugs (2 per cylinder). Earlier 4.7L engines only require 8 plugs at least. If you use the truck regularly where rpm is consistently high, it's good to change the plugs every 25K or even more often if towing on a regular basis. Most copper core plugs can last about 40K before worrying about fouling and the like. It's just good assurance to change them at the specified 30K interval, or follow the severe service schedule if you're unsure.