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Does any one know how to change the fuel plate to increase power? I know how just don't feel comfortable doing it.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The fuel plate can be removed by taking off the air intake tubing and removing the screws that hold the plate housing in place. Once the housing is off, you would be able...
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I got the code P0133, 1/1 sensor voltage is weavering at about .7 v, and left side of engine running rich.
Hi there. Check the wiring to the oxygen sensors and see if they are broken or shorted to ground. If the wiring looks good, then check the mass air flow sensor (MAF) and see if the MAF sensor is dirty,...
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Engine only runs at 650 or 1300 rpm's, and nothing in between 650 and 1300 or above 1300 rpm's.
Hi there. First check the air filter on the engine. A dirty air filter will starve a diesel engine and prevent it from running correctly. Then check the fuel / water separator and see if there is a drain valve....
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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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Brake lights on constantly
It sounds like you have a short in your brake light circuit. Since you have replaced the brake switch yourself, I would recommend searching around in that general area for any damaged wiring that may exist near the switch. Wires...
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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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Passenger side battery boiling over
This may suggest you have a voltage regulator that is allowing the alternator to overcharge the battery causing it to boil as you describe. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator....
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Leaking oil out of the front..not from the blow by hose
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 to leak puddles of oil while the engine is running. The most common causes are the oil pan gasket, front crankshaft seal, crankcase breather or valve cover gaskets....
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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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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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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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Transmission won't shift into lockup.
Hi there. Check the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) fuse and see if its blown. If the fuse is working fine, then either the torque converter clutch is burned or the seal on the input shaft to the transmission has split....
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Bolt on bottom of transfer case. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
Hello - I would consult a service manual on your transfer case problem if possible, but basic guidance would be: the "bullet" would go back in first, followed by the spring, followed by the '"bolt". Examine the "bullet" - one...
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Acceleration and gas pedal problems.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Won't pass smog
Hi there. It's very likely that you have a stored error code in your ECU that is disrupting the system to reset itself, which can only be removed by a professional mechanic by having them complete a check engine light...
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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 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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Timing chain gears.
There are several parts that will need to be changed when doing a timing chain replacement. Typically, you will need to replace the chain, the timing gears, and any guides or tensioners that are associated with the timing chain. Also,...

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