my dodge ram 1500 5.9L V8 dies or is sluggish when in Drive

Asked by Jul 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put the truck in reverse to get out of driveway and when I shift to drive, engine will cut off.  Also, when driving around it is very sluggish when pressing gas pedal and check engine light just came on

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Ok, since the CEL is on, get the truck scanned for the code, this will direct you what the issue is. Do you want a mechanic to look at it or fix yourself? If your self, go to any local auto parts store and have them read the code for you. get the numbers and post them back here and we can help diagnose the problem further.

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