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Do you have to have a Catalytic converter on your vehicle in Indiana?
Short answer id Yes you have to have one on this vehicle. The longer answer is that your vehicle falls under the Federal Emissions Standard for the 2001 year. The vehicle has to meet the Federal standards and Indiana can...
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Transmission valve body
The 48RE valve body is designed to flow more transmission fluid and build up pressure quicker than the 47RE. This is quite likely the reason you are experiencing shifting problems. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to...
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Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor p0222 Diagnosis
Hello. If the switch has already been replaced then the next thing I would check is APP sensor's harness and wiring. If there is any issue with the harness or wiring then it may be possible that it is throwing...
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code p0129
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with the air intake sensors. The point of this sensor is to detect atmospheric pressure, which in other terms means a measurement of the oxygen available in...
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Backfiring and engine hesitation problems 1999 Dodge RAM 2500
Hello - backfiring and loss of power are usually symptoms of a lean mixture, often caused by unmetered air leaks in the intake system. This could be caused by a leaking air hose, or stuck EGR valve. Check for problem...
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Okay, I have a '99 Dodge Ram 2500 w/8.0 V10. The timing chain needs to be replaced. Should I replace the gears also?
Hi there. When changing out the timing chains, it is recommended to replace all the sprockets. The sprockets are worn into the old chains and can cause the new chains to prematurely fail or stretch. You can use a tensioner...
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I have dodge 2500 5.9 diesel 24 valve, when idle it's fine and when speed up to 60 it lose power then comes back
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Bleeding the brakes on a 98 dodge ram 2500 4wd 4 wheel abs. I read there are two valves that have to be bled off first?
You should first bleed the brakes normally and then hook up a DRB3 scanner and put ABS in bleed function to bleed out ABS system and then bleed system normally at each wheel again. Repeat as needed until all air...
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There is an 04 Dodge Ram 2500 w/ 260,000 miles on it for a good price and it's mechanically sound, should I buy this truck?
As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times...
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When i put the truck in 4x4 it makes a creaking noise and when i start to make a turn the truck wont turn all the way
Hey there. It is possible that it may be time to change the differential fluid, as this symptom is common when the differential fluid is dirty or low. This service is typically due every 100,000 miles. It is also possible...
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changed the fuel pump on 1999 dodge ram 2500 diesel fuel truck. Now, it doesn't send power to fuel pump.
At key on, the fuel pump is normally only powered momentarily to pressurize the system. If you are testing during this brief interval, you have to apply a volt meter at the instant the key is turned on. Otherwise, the...
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2005 dodge ram, clicking noise from selenoid when battery is connected, truck won't start and it's constant and drains the battery
There should only be power to the solenoid if the key is in the start position. If 12 volts are measured at the solenoid with no key in the ignition, there is a short circuit. If the solenoid is powered,...
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Truck makes grinding noise when 4WD is engaged and put under load only.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Issues like this can be difficult to locate, because you need the vehicle to be under a similar load to recreate the noise. With that being said, you may have a vacuum issue causing...
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Cylinder 5 has a misfire.
Hi there. To determine if the injector is not working properly, either you can perform a cylinder cut out test on your injection system or you can swap your injector on cylinder number 5 with another cylinder and see if...
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Battery isnt charging while driving?
It sounds like you may have a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator pulley....
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Power steering is very hard at low speeds and in reverse.
Sounds like the power steering pump valve is failing or the pump veins are worn and causing aeration of the power steering fluid making the system not function at low engine speeds. Try putting the transmission in low and turning...
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Will a 2001 dodge diesel motor change out with a 2005 computer and all the components?
Changing the engine will determine what type of engine you have. If you have a CPP 24 valve Cummins engine, then the engine will swap just fine as they fit the 1998 to 2005 models. However, if your vehicle requires...
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dont know if my tranny is shifting into overdrive and the torch converter not locking in or the orther way around
Gear selection, and coincident operating parameters (e.g., line pressure; solenoid position), on your transmission are easiest to see with a manufacturer scan tool. If and once it is determined that there is no lock-up, or no overdrive gear, the cause...
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My 2009 Dodge Ram Hemi 2500 makes a loud rumbling noise in the front end. I stop giving it gas couple times and it goes away
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be coming from a number of issues with the vehicle. Considering the loss of power, you want to focus on the exhaust, air intake, and spark systems. An exhaust leak or...
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How can I tell if my hydro boost accumulator is causing my power steering/ brake issues of if it’s just s leaky line?
Hi Randall. Thanks for contacting us today. I think you have a few different issues that need to be individually diagnosed and resolved. Otherwise, you'll be chasing repairs like it appears is going on in this case. The power steering...

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