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Q: I just bought a 04 1500 5.7 hemi(136,00)2wd drive, auto on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

The ETC light has come on 3x..The last time was while passing a big rigg on the I was starting to go around him I pushed the tow button to make it kick down faster to get me around the Rigg..The ETC light came on and I could feel it hesitate,and lose power..I was getting nervous, do to I was on the 15N going onto 10e and this was NASCAR saturday,and the freeway was packed..I found a spot and pulled over, and shut the truck off for 10 sec or so..I started it up and no problems...I drove it another 35+ miles and still ok..but! next week I'm towing my 67 gto(1st time) from southern ca,to surprise Az and don't need to break down while caravaning with friends (who drive chevys) and don't need to hear the "you bought the wrong truck"!! so please don't make fun of anything..I need help..I'm on a very tight budget
and I don't know much about Dodge trucks,but I like this truck and hope to add some power adders in the future..When you all help me on this, then I'll ask for more bang for the buck tricks you can advise me on(show up the chevys)
Also, I asked an on line Mech about this,and he said to take it to auto zone,and have them read the code..Maybe you guys have gone thru this and can give me the easy fix...thank you DODGE GUYS....Bruce
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