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Not too sure what a (2077) is. But as far as the motor is concerned. I would take it to any local auto parts store and have them hook up their ODBII tester. This will identify the fault codes that are obviously happening. Given this new info. you can now make informed decisions on what to address first.
My guess is that the "throttle position sensor" is BAD. AND/OR the "mass air sensor" has issues.
If all that gets you no better off, look at the ECU (electronic control unit). It literally regulates all motor performance.
Hope this helped,

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Mar 08, 2019

not really an upgrade then is it :>) It is a known issue and is not recommended. The bulbs are very different.

Technical bulletin: 9004 & 9007 bulbs.

9004 and 9007 Bulbs
What are the differences? They look interchangeable- but they're not.

When should I use 9007 bulbs?
Use 9007 bulbs in headlamps marked "DOT HR HB5" and wherever a 9007 was the original bulb.

When should I use 9004 bulbs?
Use 9004 bulbs in headlamps marked "DOT HR HB1" or "DOT HR" and wherever a 9004 was the original bulb.

The 9004 (HB1) bulb, introduced in 1983, was the first halogen replaceable
headlightbulb available for use in North America. It uses 12 Volts, has a
45 Watt low beam filament producing 700 lumens, and a 65 Watt high beam
filament producing 1200 lumens. These filaments are transverse-if you hold the
bulb upright, they run across the bulb from side to side.

The 9007 (HB5) bulb, introduced in 1992, uses 12 Volts, has a 55 Watt low beam filament
producing 1000 lumens, and a 65 Watt high beam filament producing 1350
lumens. These filaments are axial-if you hold the bulb upright, they run along the
bulb from top to bottom.

9004 and 9007 bulbs are keyed differently, so they can't be interchanged, but
the higher light output of the 9007 tempts some people to try making 9007 bulbs fit
in headlamps designed for 9004 bulbs

This is not an upgrade, and it's unsafe.

It's important to use the specified bulb.

Each headlamp is designed to use only one type of headlamp bulb. It may be a
9004, a 9007, or some other type. Headlamps are optical instruments, and they
depend on the filament being very precisely oriented and placed exactly how
and where it's supposed to be, in order to form a beam pattern with the right
amounts of light in the right places.

If the filament is improperly oriented or placed because the wrong kind of bulb
is used, the headlamp's optics won't see what they're expecting to see, and they
won't be able to do their job. The result will be a damaged beam pattern that
won't provide safe seeing light for the driver, and
will cause blinding glare for other road users.


Please don't use 9007 bulbs in housings designed for 9004 bulbs.

9004 to 9007 headlight bulbs ' Ford Explorer and Ford Ranger ...

https://www.explorerforum.com > ... > Modified 1991-1994 Explorers

Dec 20, 2012 - Basically, the filament position of the 9007 bulb lights up the high beam portion .... I am now having an issue where my highs dim and the dash high indicator stays on 24/7. ... (CORRECT ANSWER) Change the bulbs to the correct 9004. ... I could barely see my beams on the ground before, and now I have ...


Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Mar 04, 2019

Look at your air conditioner vent coming of the evaporator. Open hood and should be a 1/4 inch hose right by firewall on drivers side. They rarely leak, but sometimes fall off and normally discharge to ground. Be careful and depending where you live you can turn ac on and just wait to make sure its draining on the ground. Turn truck off and look for loose hose.Please be careful as there's lots of places you can cut yourself. I don't think it's the door gasket if you had a pro do it.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Mar 04, 2019

Pressure test cooling system for 30min . Pressure should remain at 15psi if it drops search for leak with
a bright flashlight. Be patient and good luck with your vehicle.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

either the fan motor has failed, or the capacitor on the fan motor has failed.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Feb 22, 2019


Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

Just a hunch - remove the injectors and clean them to insure there is a path for the fuel to get into the intake manifold.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019

Try connecting power directly to the horn and see if it goes off. If not, it would seem it needs replacing. If it works, maybe the horn switch on your steering wheel is broken. A simple process of elimination.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Dec 31, 2018

id be asking the dealer this question. dont mess it it

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Dec 20, 2018

It was given to the new car owner of the truck with the owners info packet, if you do not have it contact the Ram dealer for help.

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

You should disconnect the battery first as you appear to have a short. Look for a broken or damages wiring harness around the fender. Where does the ground originate that you had taken "loose"? Did you fix anything recently or hit anything? Did you check that the red (positive) cable is attached to the positive (+) terminal on the battery? How much voltage were you seeing at the fender? did you test with a test light (tests the voltage potential under load)? Is your ground cable from the battery to the chassis and to the engine in good condition with tight fitting bolts?

Dodge Ram Cars &... | Answered on Oct 22, 2018

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