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My 2003 Dodge Durango will not move in reverse, but drives fine in drive?
Hi There, This is a somewhat common problem with the Dodge Durango transmissions and is often times linked to low transmission fluid for a period of time that will eventually result in the transmission bands being damaged similar to clutches...
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I changed the cap,rotor, and spark plugs. now my dodge ram 2500 5.9L. won't start it's trying to turn over but won't. what is this
If the vehicle was starting fine before you replaced the cap and rotor and spark plugs then you need to go back to your installation of the plug wires on the distributor cap. You may have put them back on...
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How do I tell where my distributor needs to be set? I have the cap on and the rotor facing at 1 on TDC compression stroke
Hi there. It's very difficult for us to help you here as we can't post images of proper distributor alignment for this type of Dodge V-8 engine. In any case, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for...
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replace radiator hose
If you have sensors in the upper and lower hoses then I suggest checking to make sure you can remove them and cut the new hose? Otherwise you will need to get factory hose with sensors installed in them. The...
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No power past Starter Solenoid
Hey there. That is a tough one. If your not getting power past the solenoid, the only thing I would consider is that the ground connection from the starter is faulty or the wire itself is frayed. On an older...
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I have a 1980 jeep j 20 and can only find two Zurk fittings one either u joint and was curious if there is anymore else where?
You can rely on your visual inspection as there will be only one fitting per joint, so you found them all at least on the drive shaft. Any component (including suspension components) that you see that does not have a...
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Crankshaft turning
Hi There, You may want to double check the installation of the main bearings. If these are not perfectly set inside the main journals with the main caps properly fit, the crank may not turn as smoothly as it should...
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73 f100 360 FE lurches then stalls when put in gear
Hi there. Typically when you put the truck in gear and it stalls, it's caused by a fuel delivery problem; usually a defective fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or a fuel filter installed backwards in some instances. It could also...
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Serpentine belt/Water Pump?
This is typically a sign that a bearing has failed inside the water pump. When the bearing fails it allows the shaft that drives the pulley to move around, and is probably what is causing the belt to be thrown....
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Loss of power
You should have the fuel pressure checked to see if it is in specifications. If it is then problem is going to most likely be carbon build up on the injectors and intake valves. You can run cleaner through fuel...
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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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My brake light is still on, but my brakes were just redone, why is that?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The brake warning light on the dashboard can be triggered by any sensor or electrical issue in the brake system. The best way to narrow down the possible issues is to have the diagnostic...
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How long in a shop would an engine shop for a ~ 1970's dodge truck take?
Hi there. Completing an engine swap is not really one of those jobs I would advise making a decision based on how fast it will take. The fact is that the time it take to complete an engine shop depends...
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I have problems I bought halo headlights and I was trying to install them but I noticed my passenger blinker doesn't turn on only
Hi there. When one blinker is not working it is typically due to either a damaged blinker light bulb or in this case, a faulty electrical relay that is damaged, an exposed electrical wire or wiring harness that is causing...
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Lacks power on takeoff 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - the combination of a lack of power from a standing start, and a poor shifting complaint may indicate your transmission is in "limp mode". This would cause it to take off in 2nd or even 3rd gear -...
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Is it safe to drive locally with u joint trouble
Hi there. It really depends on the type of damage that your U-joint is experiencing. If the joint is slightly loose, driving around town might be OK. However, anytime a mechanical component is found to be damaged, it is better...
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Heater and wipers not working
Hi there. Well, to be honest, the police had nothing to do with messing up the Durango's heater and wipers. That was the fault of the mechanic who services the vehicle - lol. In all seriousness, if the heater and...
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How do you put a 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.9 360 motor in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a 4.7 in it or a 4.0?
Hi there. You will have to swap the engine and transmission as a unit with the computer and harness to the other vehicle. There will be a need to fabricate engine mounts if the old mounts will not mount up...
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How do I remove a broken bolt out of thermostat housing
Hi there. If the bolt is sticking out, then you can use a pair of vice grips to help remove the bolt or weld on a nut. If the bolt is broke off inside the threaded gallery, then you will...
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I recently ran my truck hot.
Was a compression test done on the engine before it was started for the first time? Depending on where the knocking is coming from, there may be a deeper internal engine failure either from the overheating or it was not...

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