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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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My truck has a violent shake, rapid onset, massive white smoke, increases shaking with turbo charger pressure increase, and has an error code of p0303.
Hi there. If you are having a misfire on cylinder number 3 and the injectors are new with the fuel lines cleaned out, then the exhaust valve is burned on cylinder number 3 and needs replaced. This is why there...
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Where is the ignition switch harness located? Also, what color wire and gauge are the ignition accessory wires for this vehicle?
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic about your backup camera installation. The ignition switch harness is located inside the steering wheel column on the left side. If I'm not mistaken, the ACC wire will be an 18 gauge pink/yellow...
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Got new lower ball joints. I can't even turn the steering wheel when backing up after the new joints were put on. It is a 2 wheel drive.
This is a common issue when new ball joints are installed and not properly aligned. I would suggest taking the truck to an alignment shop to be sure the alignment is on point. When not properly aligned, this can cause...
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Not sure what to replace first on Front end suspension on lifted power wagon
Hi there: Honestly, everything you listed is urgent to be replaced at the same time if possible. Without physically inspecting your Dodge Ram 2500, it's impossible to give you a priority list that would be professional or a safe option....
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My 1999 dodge 2500 turns on but it wont accerlerate at all
Hi there. If you're able to press the throttle and the engine's RPM increases, your issue may be related to the transmission or drive system. However, if you press the accelerator and the engine does not increase RPM, then it's...
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My truck was running perfectly yesterday, but this morning it won't start.
When you attempted to start the vehicle this morning, did the starter attempt to crank the engine? If not, the issue is likely the starter. Although they can display signs of wearing out, they can also stop working suddenly. If...
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Do I need to repair or replace my ECM?
You can get an ECM-related code for a number of different reasons. It can be something as simple as a voltage loss from a bad battery connection, or it may need a new ECM. I usually check the codes and...
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A/C and heat work intermittently
Hello - I would first check for fan motor voltage coming out of the HVAC control switch. A bad contact for the fan could act as you describe. If you are consistently getting 12 volts out of the switch TO...
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Car stalls while driving 1998 Dodge 2500 5.9L manual transmission vehicle
Hello - to directly answer your question, "Yes", a failing crankshaft position sensor can cause stalling while driving, sometimes because of heat-related failure, other failure modes may include a pothole or other jolt while driving. If it does turn on...
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Truck stalls when shifting into drive from park or reverse
Hi there. The vehicle running great, once past the initial stall, leads me away from a fuel delivery concern. The stalling issue may be, the minimum airflow rate is not properly set. This could be the result of a dirty...
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I got a code P0191 for the fuel rail pressure and a code P0237 for turbocharger boost.
Hi there. When the battery was arched, the power surge had went through the vehicle and caused some circuits to fail. If right after the power surge happened and now you have a code for the fuel pressure and the...

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