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Date: April 21, 2005
Models: 2003 - 2004 (DR) Ram Truck
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a Diesel engine (sales
ETC/ETH) which has been converted to the in tank mounted fuel transfer pump.
This bulletin involves erasing and reprogramming the Cummins ECM with new software.
The vehicle operator may describe long crank times when start a cold engine in temperatures
The following enhancements are included with this software:
Using a Scan Tool (DRBIII) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures Manual, verify all
engine systems are functioning as designed. If DTC’s are present, record them on the repair
order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.
If the vehicle operator describes or the technician experiences the Symptom/
perform the Repair Procedure.
Special Tools/Equipment Required:
|CH2002||General Purpose Interface Bus Cable Assembly|
|CH6000A||Scan Tool (DRBIII)|
|CH7000A/7001A||J1962 Cable with red DRBIII connector|
NOTE: An updated J1962 cable has been released. This cable has a red colored
connector at the DRBIIIT connection. Use this cable whenever a flash is being
NOTE: Whenever a controller is programmed, the software in the DRBIIIT must
programmed with the latest revision level available.
NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash process should
restarted and then follow the directions on the DRBIIIT.
|The reprogramming procedure requires access to software and equipment that most owners do not have. The very long and involved programming procedure will not be posted here. To see the specific instructions, you can obtain or view a copy of this TSB at your dealership.|
NOTE: If the ECM is not operational, the “ECM part number” can
be obtained from the
label on the controller. For 1998 1/2 - 2002 vehicles, if the label on the
controller is not legible, proceed to next step. For 2003 and later vehicles, if the
label on the controller is not legible, record the “Reference No.” for use later.
The “Reference No.” is located in the Reference No. box at the top, center of
the Engine Data Plate . Do not use the reference number shown in the figure.
The Engine Data Plate is located on the intake side of the breather cover or
affixed to the APPS bracket(Fig. 1).
FIGURE 1 - ENGINE DATA PLATE (2003 AND LATER SHOWN)
NOTE: Due to the Cummins controller programming procedure, a DTC may be set
other modules (PCM, TCM, BCM, MIC, SKIM, etc.) within the vehicle, if so
equipped. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. Check all modules
using “Module Scan”, record the DTC’s, and erase these DTC’s prior to
returning the vehicle to the customer. Erase any DTC’s in the PCM only after all
other modules have had their DTC’s erased.
NOTE: The following step is required by law.
Type the necessary information on the “Authorized Modification Label”
and attach near the VECI label (Fig. 2).
FIGURE 2 - AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL
1 - POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE P/N (INSERT P/N) USED
Policy: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
|Labor Operation No:||Description||Amount|
|08-19-42-95||Reprogram Engine Control Module||0.8 Hrs.|
I would like to thank Bob Bergevin, Arthur Cantrall, Barry Drodge, David Lovell, Bill Maurits, and Steve for supplying the information for these bulletins. And a big thank you goes to Geno's Garage for making DodgeRam.info possible.
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