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Why does my truck smell like diesel in the cab?

Why does my truck smell like diesel in the cab?

The Diesel engine, even at idle, has a ratio of fuel / air much-much lower than a typical gasoline engine. Therefore there’s more than enough Os for the Cs (oxygen for the carbon) so no monoxide will ever be produced. There could be other harmful gases in the exhaust or at least it’s annoying to smell.

Do diesel fumes smell?

Diesel exhaust smells much stronger than the exhaust from a gasoline engine. You’ll also notice that the exhaust is darker, particularly on large trucks with powerful diesel engines.

What kind of air conditioning does a Dodge Ram have?

This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram (2002-2008). You’re driving down the highway enjoying the fact that you have ice cold A/C keeping the weather inside the cabin feeling nice, as oppose to the scorching heat being experienced just outside your windshield.

What causes the air conditioner on a Dodge Ram to stop working?

When the compressor fails, the air will no longer be able to cool and it will stay hot. There are several issues that can cause this, such as a contamination, overheating issues, lack of lubrication, or an electrical fault. To inspect the system:

How to check the a / C unit in a Dodge Ram?

Step 1 – Check the fuses 1 Pop the hood of your truck, and grab your test light. 2 Locate the A/C fuses and begin checking each unit. 3 If the fuses do not show any connectivity, then proceed to replace them.

Are there any problems with the Dodge Ram?

In this article you will read some of the common problems that occur inside the A/C system and how you can fix them. This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram (2002-2008).

What does the exhaust smell like in a diesel car?

This is my first diesel and this summer the nice smell of diesel fuel was great, however, now that it is getting cold it is blowing a blue exhaust color and smells more like a burning smell rather than the nice rich fuel smell. I am referring to the exhaust out the rear pipe, not so much in the cab (although it is there as well).

Are there any recalls on Dodge Ram Trucks?

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 10,000 lbs, 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, 2009-2017 Ram 1500 and 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a column shifter.

Why does my car exhaust smell so bad in the morning?

With colder temperatures the warm exhaust will tend to rise more and manage to find its way into the ventilation system. This is made worse by the fact that colder starts means more unburned fuel in the exhaust after start-up and cold mornings usually mean still air.

Is it bad to have exhaust in the cab?

Exhaust in the cab is not only annoying, it is very dangerous. It is a health hazard. Get these trucks to the dealers and get them fixed. There are 2 things to fix here. First they shouldn’t have any exhaust leaking into the cab. Second, the exhaust shouldn’t be blue or burn your eyes.

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Ruth Doyle