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i have a 99 ram 1500 with 5.9. i dnt drive my truck much during the week and this morning around 40mph it was studdering and the check engine light started flashing then shut off. anyone have any ideas why this is occuring?
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Vehicle: 2007 Ram 1500 4x2 Big Horn aka The Silver Bullet
Location: Norman, Okla-mobile-homa
If it stutters and the CEL is flashing, not only is there a misfire, but I'm betting a plug wire (or more) is/are making contact with an exhaust manifold. When that happens, the insulation melts, causing the outer mesh sheath to make contact and thus grounds the corresponding plug & coil.
Pop the hood and check all plug wires first. Been there, done that.