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I have a brand new starter installed in a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9l V8 magnum and it only clicks I have also replaced the relay wha
Hi Jasper. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are several possible sources of this issue. The most common is the starter relay being damaged, but if you've replaced it, you can remove that from the equation. The second would be...
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Truck stalling.
This might be a problem with the theft deterrent system, if you have another key you might try using that, otherwise you might need a certified mechanic to scan for engine codes and verify that the oil pressure switch is...
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Starter problem
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starer relay or potentially a bad starter. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is quite likely you have a faulty starter solenoid. This is a...
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Shifting problem
You may have a bad transmission shift governor in the back of the transmission that is not working correctly or there is another internal fluid pressure leakage that may require the transmission to be rebuilt. Have the governor replaced and...
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Instrument cluster not working
This may be related to a short, a faulty gauge cluster or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly,...
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Grinding noise in park truck wont move
From what is provided it definitely appears that your Dodge Ram has suffered damage in the transfer case. From my experiences working with transfer cases, most transfer case problems can be resolved with a rebuild. There is a known weakness...
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Grinding noise in park truck wont move
Hello there, there are a few possible cases for the truck to stop while driving like this. You did not mention if the grinding noise is in all the gears or just park. The most common would be a transmission...
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Fuel pump has no power
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires. There should be power on one wire and switched power on the other wire. To activate...
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Engine swap!
The main problem in such a swap is the engine computers for the two engines you are referring to are not interchangeable. And, you cannot flash re-program your existing computer to work with the new engine because the two use...
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Engine problems.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear likely that the backfiring and performance issues are a result of the fuel problem. A rich fuel mixture can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few things I would...
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Car starts and shuts off
Hello. If the engine only runs for a second and then turns off then that usually means that the engine was not timed right. You will need to remove the distributor and retime it. It can also be a defective...
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Car not moving when in drive.
This is usually caused by a valve body or leaking pressure inside the transmission. The transmission would need a complete check with the correct scanner and pressure testers to find the cause of your problem. I would recommend having a...
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Burning oil
Hi there. The engine has valve guide oil seals that prevents oil puddling up onto the valve and allowing the valve to suck in the oil. The valve guide seals are leaking too much and causing excessive oil to enter...
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Can a 42re transmission hook up to a 5.9 L Magnum gas engine
The 42RE will "fit" but it is definitely not a "direct" fit as in a catalog interchange. The 42RE is a light duty vehicle transmission and thus the torque rating (power handling capability) is lower than that of the 46RE....
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Transmission
There are some engine controls, such as the throttle position sensor, that affect shift points. As far as the governor solenoid, or the shift solenoids on the valve body, those are electronically controlled and so can be tested to rule...
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When replacing a water pump do you use thw gasket it comes with and gasket sealer
Yes you should use a good anaerobic sealer with the paper gasket applied to water pump and engine to hold and seal gasket.
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Truck runs good but if I step on the gas it chokes and rpms go crazy
This is generally something caused by a lack of fuel or air, such as a dirty or faulty idle control valve or in some cases an improper signal from the throttle position sensor. What you are describing sounds like a...
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How can start my truck that possibly has a bad fuel pump
Mechanics have a lot of tricks, but we can't start a fuel injected truck without fuel pressure. When a car or truck has a lot of miles on it, sometimes running out of gas is enough to finish off the...
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Replaced bad lifter but still getting intermittent misfire code on #6 cylinder - wires, coil, plugs all replaced so now what?
You might have a vacuum leak around the intake to that one cylinder. If so, that can cause a random misfire. If the lobes on the camshaft are worn, that can cause a misfire and other inefficiencies as well. I...
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99 Durango 5.9 46re replaced gov pressure solenoid still in limp mode. What do I do next?
Hi Jaunny. After you complete repairs, the error code that is causing the limp mode needs to be removed by a professional mechanic. Set up a warning light inspection and one of our mobile mechanics can help you out. ...

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