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It sounds as though you already have the heads off. If this is right, check the bores for anything unusual. I'm assuming this is the case if you are looking for the HP you say ... Not going to get that stock with a truck block. That means at least a cam, but probably a set of heads as well. If it truly only has as many miles as you say, you should still ...


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It looks like you can tell by the vin. It appears to be asking engine code - that's the eighth digit. See if it matches the R or T shown in the part description there, and that should give you your answer.


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While the vehicles are equipped with a distributor the innards of that distributor have changed quite a bit. The distributor no longer contains flyweights or any mechanical timing controls, instead it contains the camshaft position sensor. The way the system works is, readings are taken from the crankshaft position sensor by the PCM. The PCM then ...


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Would there be a substantial enough of a horsepower boost to be noticeable? The most you could see from such a modification is 15hp. This would not be enough for the seat dyno to register, unless there are plenty of hemorrhoids to detect it. More then likely you'd see a measly 5-10hp, and then only at the higher RPM levels would this be apparent. You ...


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Auto Zone's online vehicle repair guides can be found here: http://www.autozone.com/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideMain.jsp You'll have to create an account, enter your vehicle and drill down. Curiously it's not found directly under "Engine" but once there, if you look in the left pane you'll see a bullet for "Cylinder Head". A complete list of ...


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It's not really a complicated job, but it needs a bit of care and attention. This is more of a general guide, as I don't know the details of the Ram engine... Tools Basic Socket set Clicking Torque wrench Workshop manual for your truck (mainly for the torque wrench settings) Assorted spanners, screwdrivers etc. Process Disconnect the battery. Begin ...


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If I were you, I'd just do it right and be done with it. Don't feel bad about the peeling paint as all of the Dodge/Chrysler products of the era did the same thing (GM had a phase of this as well ... I would bet Ford had its problems in this area to boot). The problem was (from my understanding) when manufacturers were required to go to water based paint to ...


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The diagnostic systems in cars get upgraded every few years. It wasn't until the early 2000's that car manufacturers really started to integrate ways of displaying diagnostic info without an OBD scanner. Typically if it is not included in the shop manual it is not a feature on that car. Your best bet is to go to the local autoparts store or shop and have ...


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This sounds like it could possibly be an Evaporative Emissions problem involving your fuel tank. The engineering side of fuel systems refer to the amount of air in a fuel tank as "Head Pressure". Since fluids are almost impossible to compress, as you gain more air (and use fuel) in the tank it's contents are more easily compressed. The vehicle's computer can ...


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You probably need a new wiper module. Direct from OE: Wiper Module - The wiper pivot shafts are the only visible components of the wiper module. The remainder of the module is concealed within the cowl plenum area beneath the cowl plenum cover/grille panel. The wiper module includes the wiper module bracket, four rubber-isolated wiper module mounts, the ...


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I can't answer all of your questions but I can tell you there are no recalls on OEM parts. There is a single recall on the vehicle related to aftermarket brake parts from several manufacturers. This post has excellent guidance on what to check when procuring a new used vehicle. Most dealerships will allow you to take the car to a mechanic in order to get ...


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My 2000 durango does this same thing. Took me a bit to figure it out. I stopped and filled up to find it works just fine. Just don't let the gas get so low now.


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I'm not sure you have enough information here to go on. My best advice to you is, fix the wire and see if it fixes the problem. The wire needs to be fixed anyway, so fix it.


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This sound similar to what I have experienced when there is rust or other "crud" in the bottom of the gas tank. Letting it get VERY low then filling it will stir up the "crud" and allow it to temporarily clog things up until it settles back down. To confirm if this is whats happening, try filling up before the fuel level drops below half a tank. Do that a ...


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Overdrive is misunderstood. The traditional definition is: a gear that drives the rear rotations to be lower than that of the crankshaft. That means you truck shouldn't go into 'overdrive' at 40mph. No car does this. At a higher speed, in order to conserve fuel, a car may go into overdrive. Knowing if your vehicle is actually going into overdrive, or ...


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I have this same problem on a 1999 Dodge Ram 4x4. Didn't start doing it Until it had 50,000 miles on it. The 1999 has only one oxygen censor and throttle body. That said, itss not not a vary smart electronic system so I wouldn't think the system has a limp mode. I also remember years ago that a deep snow broke a plastic vacuum line under the trany that ...


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For your edification in case you want to try this. Here are the procedures for getting the vehicle to learn the new key. There are some disclaimers/actions you need to pay attention to, so read the entire procedure before you try to do this. If your key is a completely metal key, it will not have a chip inside of it. If it looks like the image below, it ...


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If the transmission is slipping now a rebuild will give you a slight gain in mpg. If you have the optional towing differential with a 3.92 ratio then changing to the standard 3.55 will also yield a small gain. This will hurt acceleration though, while increasing highway mileage. The biggest issue is "cost to benefit" ratio and the time to recoup those costs ...


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Look at the manufacture date of your truck. If it is after June 2007, you can pretty much be assured you shouldn't have to worry about the TSB since it is dated 27 June 2007. This wouldn't be foolproof, but one would have to assume they wouldn't put the old problem into a new truck after that date, considering they knew about the issue prior to that date. ...


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Before you go thinking the belt is out of time, when your mechanic told you about the wires, what he may have been suggesting is that you have the wires on the wrong plugs. This will create the imbalance you are talking about, yet most of the time will not show a trouble code (because they are all still firing, just not at the right time). Double check to ...


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Paulster2 has covered the painting angle, so I would like to take a look at other alternatives. The only way to get the exact original look, with the same finish as on the other car panels is through a professional paint job. If doing a DIY job, this is just about impossible to get - so let's go wild and aim for something totally different. One option are ...


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Basically, the battery is supplying electricity to the car, but it's not getting to the starter motor. When you turn the key and there's not even a click, my first thought is a bad starter relay, but it could also be a loose wire, or a bad ignition switch. It should be pretty easy to check, have someone turn the key while you touch the relay. If there's ...


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The leak was in a fuel line leading to the injector.


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One possibility is the combination of a broken engine/transmission mount, and worn or loose shift linkages. Excessive movement of the engine/transaxle causes a downshift as if it came from the control. Do the engine mount test. Park in a safe spot with front/rear clearance, and raise the hood. Put the parking brake on hard, and stand on the brakes. Then rev ...


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Turns out to be the transfer case chain. It was loose and just needed to be replaced.


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It doesn't have to continue vibrating. It can get to a point where the vibrations stop for a period of time, then start again at higher speeds. I would bet you just haven't gotten to the speed where it starts again (not that I'm suggesting you try to go that speed). It's just like at lower speeds you don't feel a wobble, because it hasn't gotten to the point ...


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We can still read the code without a code reader with a key dance. Some people said the e-brake must be on in order to do this but the main problem in my case was about the key dance itself. Basically, there's 4 ignition key positions: Off Accessories Run Start When I was doing the key dance, I was doing it between position 1 and 3. However, I just ...


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I'm pretty sure the thermostat is stuck open. The coolant/engine won't heat up fully and you'll get cool coolant through your heater core. In most vehicles (and I'm pretty sure this is how the Dodge Ram's work) the coolant goes from the engine to the heater core directly. If the engine is running cold due to an open thermostat, only cooler coolant will be ...


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Yes, the P0420 catalytic efficiency can be caused by a bad O2 sensor. But a P0133 refers to the front O2 sensor so things are a little more complicated than when people refer to a bad rear O2 sensor. Your front O2 sensor is probably bad (P0133) and your cat and/or your rear O2 sensor may be bad (P0420). One cheap test for the cat is using a laser ...


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A few thoughts (in no particular order): It sounds like one or more cylinders are not firing You'll want to isolate the problematic cylinder(s). Assuming the car has run for a bit since the timing belt swap, you could try to inspect the spark plugs to see if any of them is wet or looks different from the rest. This should give you focus in on the problem ...



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