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Brake drums
Hey there, thanks for your question. I would replace it with a bolt. It's easier to take off and put back on just in case you ever have to replace the cable for some reason. If you are still having...
Truck shakes - 2000 Dodge Ram 2500
Hello. The upper and lower ball joints and upper and lower controls should be checked for wear and excessive looseness. These parts can cause shaking at high speeds when worn out. The wheel bearings should also be checked for looseness....
Steering wheel gets stuck left, grinding noise - 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Hello. It sounds like the steering gear box and/or the power steering pump is going bad. The steering gear box is what is allowing the wheels to turn left and right when using the steering wheel. There are gears and...
I moved my truck and it started fine. Went to get back in it and it wouldn't start just a faint single click.
You may have a problem in your wires somewhere. If you have a wire short it could possibly cause this. However, you may have a faulty part. Look for wires around your starter that may be touching the frame. Is...
Gasser to diesel?
Hi there, thanks for writing in your question. As with any project, anything is possible with the right amount of money, patience, and time. I have seen a few of these conversions done, and there are kits out on the...
Van doesnt change out but twice reading code p0743 replaced tcc solenoid already
Hello. This error indicates a problem with the circuit, which of course includes the solenoid you have replaced. I would carefully check the wiring at the plugs for the transmission electronics, both at the transmission end and at the transmission...
Misfiring and ticking
Hi, thanks for writing in. There could be multiple issues causing misfiring and engine ticking on your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ranging from issues with the electronic ignition system to fuel flow. Without having some specifics, it's hard to pinpoint...
Loss of power
Hello. From my experience with this truck this is usually caused by a wiring issue on that side of the engine. If the ground loses connection then one side of the engine will begin to misfire and this will occur....
Brake exhaust doesn't shut off when I press on the accelerator.
Hello and thanks for your question. When you press the accelerator to deactivate the jake brake system, the electronic throttle sends a signal to the computer to shut off the power to the jake brakes for acceleration. The switch...
My truck wont start when i insert the key and give it a turn
This is a very common problem related to starting on many cars. This is often times the result of a faulty starter relay. This is a relay that directs power from the battery to the starter allowing it to engage...
Excessive white smoke out of crankcase tube. Fuel in oil
That is definitely the result of a loss of oil pressure. A very bad oil leak, failed pump or lack of maintenance can be big trouble for an engine especially with such high miles. As long as there is no...
Scraping noise in front brakes
You should first lift wheel off the ground and support it. Then try wiggling the tire up and down or side to side to see if you feel any looseness in the wheel bearing and hub. Then spin the wheel...
What is the difference between a pinion seal and a pinion flange?
Hello there, thanks for your question. The pinion flange is a part of the rear differential housing that the driveshaft bolts to. The other end is attached to the pinion gear inside of the differential. The pinion seal is what...
Truck wont start on its own needs throttle to start
Hi and thank you for contacting us. There are 4 things that could cause a problem with starting and bogging of a diesel engine. First, you will need to check the air filter. Unlike gasoline engines, diesel engines require a...
Starts and runs with accelerators pushed. Sputters and stalls out. Carbon smell from exhaust before stall.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. With this many miles I would start by doing a compression test. If the compression is low or way off from each cylinder then the engine is failing. If the compression is fine the...
No fire after changing injectors... What could be the problem?
Check to be sure there are no leaks in the return line. A leak in this can cause air to get into the injection pump causing no-start issues. There is a rubber hose on the back of the injection pump...
Does the VIN number have to be in the ECM for the vehicle to run?
Some new ECMs will give you a certain amount of free starts before it will not start unless the VIN is added. I am not sure if this is the case with your ECM but you have a dealer telling...
Doesn't start in the morning when the engine is cold. What's the problem? 2000 Dodge Van Ram 2500
Hi there. This can be caused by a number of things. Most of the time, it is necessary to check for fuel and spark when this occurs. This will let me know where to start with the diagnostics. Most of...
Engine light and throttle body light come on every morning when first start
Hi there. Check the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor voltage. Key on engine off it should be approximately 4.5 volts, idling in the 1 volt range and go over 4 volts at a snap throttle. Then, check the Throttle Position...
Estimated time to remove and replace AC compressor?
Hey there. The service manual states the service would pay the average technician about an hour to perform the repair. This does not include recovering the refrigerant from the system before removing the lines from the compressor. The A/C compressor...

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