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Truck won't stay running
One of the hardest problems to diagnose are electrical gremlins. Without being there to physically inspect your 97 Dodge Ram pickup, it's hard to give you a perfect diagnosis. However, when the battery and alternator are good, I tend to...
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Truck turns over but wont start
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1981 Dodge D150 to not start. The most common would be the battery, starter, batter cable, fuel pump, fuel filter, ignition switch or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician, such as...
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Truck is back-firing.
There are a few possible causes for an engine to backfire. Some of the more common causes are a vacuum leak, lean condition caused by a weak fuel pump, an exhaust manifold leak, or a faulty ignition system. With the...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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transmission
It sounds like you are having a problem with your transmission's shifting mechanisms. Have the shift linkage checked to see if the cable bushings are worn out. A mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can give your car's transmission an inspection...
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Steering wheel loose.
I would start with a vehicle inspection from a YourMechanic technician. Ensure that the technician inspects the intermediate shaft, steering gearbox, and all joints associated with the steering system. If any parts are found to have looseness or play, they will...
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Starter issues.
There are many problems that will prevent a vehicle from starting intermittently. If the engine doesn't crank at all, you have a problem with the starting/charging system or the engine is seized. If the engine cranks normally but doesn't start,...
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Speedometer is not working.
Check the wiring harness from the gauge cluster to the speedometer and see if the gauge is working. If the gauge is not working, then the gauge cluster would need replaced. If the gauge is working, then there could be...
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My ac only blows through defrost vents
Hello. From the symptoms you've described it would appear to me that the vehicle may have more than one problem. The hissing coming from the AC condenser may be a sign of a potential leak, especially if it occurred after...
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Misfire in engine.
A misfire on cylinder 7 could indicate that you have a problem with your ignition system. I would have a technician perform a tuneup on the car replacing the spark plugs and wires and see if that does not clear...
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I purchased a new computer for it does it need programed
You would need to have it programmed to your VIN. Have the computer scanned to see if you have a good crank shaft signal first, before replacing the ECM. You may not need the ECM replaced; you may have a...
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Hole in radiator
If you see a hole in the plastic radiator top tank then you may need to have the radiator replaced and the entire system flushed and filled with new coolant. The radiators on these are made very thin and are...
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Fuses keep blowing
Your problem will probably be found in the dome light. There is probably a loose wire that is grounded out and causing the fuse to blow. You will have to remove the dome light and check the resistance on the...
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engine codes
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for sending your question today. The code that is easier to identify is the P-0740 issue. What the P0740 code means is that the powertrain control module (PCM) has detected something unusual within the torque converter clutch...
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Driver's side window not working.
The power window motor, switch or regulator may be at fault here. The most common issue is the motor failure. The door panel will have to be removed and the motor and switch tested by a qualified mechanic. Once the...
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Cylinder 2 misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark...
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Car runs hot
On some of these engines, the idler, or tensioner pulley, tends to go bad and throws the belt. However, it could be that your belt just broke from age and wear, or another problem caused the belt to break or...
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Car clicks when starting
If there is a click when you try starting it then you need to see where the click is coming from. I typically start by checking to see if the clicking is coming from the starter. If the starter is...
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what transmissions are interchangeable with my 1997 dodge ram 1500 4x4 v8 5.2
The transmission from the 1996 model year of your truck will interchange IF the Tag IDs are identical. No other model years will work, only 1996-1997. If you are looking for a transmission, simply go to Car-Part.com and you will...
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I have a 1988 Chrysler Fifth Ave,everything under the hood was wet now it's been 3days and still won't start
Excessive moisture and, worse, liquid water, all over the engine will cause electrical components to malfunction. The engine should be inspected to determine if it can be "dried out" and to determine which connectors and components need to be removed...

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