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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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Truck is misfiring and making a popping noise when I put it in gear and accelerate.
Misfiring can be due to engine mechanical faults such as sticking valves and low compression. Cylinder compression should be tested to see if the engine is basically mechanically sound. If the engine is mechanically sound, look for obvious things like...
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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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When changing my 2003 Dodge Durango from normal drive into 4x4 the truck seizes up and the red and yellow abs lights come on
If the ABS light is coming on, there will be stored codes that can be downloaded and those codes might give insight into what is going on. However, it is possible the harsh engagement , or "seizure" is being mis-read...
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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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Things to get done before Winter sets in..besides tires. ABS and E Brake light also stays on. 2001 Durango
You are correct in that generally, you will want to make sure you have the appropriate tires on your vehicle for the weather conditions in which you live and drive in. Additionally, changing fluids and making sure you have the...
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01 dosge ram 1500 after it sits a couple of hours i can drive it for a mile before it goes into limp mode has new speed sensor
Check for stored OBD-II trouble codes that might provide clues. If there are no stored codes, a real time scanner would be used to view actual engine and transmission operating parameters. Limp mode is not necessarily transmission fault related. There...
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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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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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Brake lights don’t work after replacing brake pedal switch and lights
You will need to check to see if the brake light switch is getting power to the switch. If you are getting power then check wiring at the switch to see if there is a broken wire or bad switch....
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99 ram 1500 4x4 5.9 gas auto tranny. Abs, brake, airbag light are all on odometer and speedo is not working
It is possible that the cluster in your vehicle has failed. This can cause many lights and other malfunctions of the gauges to occur. I would recommend having your cluster inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is...
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1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer battery voltage won’t hold
You may have the interior lighting system killing the battery overnight and would cause the battery to go dead. Also may have a charging system problem if wiring has been altered. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from...
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yesterday morning noticed my transmission fluid was leaking, I added more according the specs, and it ran better, today there is s
Hi Shawn. Thanks for contacting us today. An automatic transmission is a hydraulic system, so it needs to be contained and pressurized in order for the system to work correctly. When a transmission is leaking, the optimization is compromised which...
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My 2003 durango wants to drift all over after i went to a 20 inch tire why is this
The offset of the aftermarket wheels that you are using probably varies from that designed into the OEM wheels. That variance, plus the increase in wheel diameter, creates directional instability. If the offset of the 20 inch replacement wheels varies...
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01 Dodge Ram jerks when taking off, bogs down , when coming to stop it feels like it wants to go but dies
Hi Frank. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically an issue like you are describing is caused by a fuel restriction or inability to correctly mix air and fuel together. Some of the usual suspects include a vacuum leak, mass air...
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Can i swap a motor i have a dodge ram 1500 laramie slt 5.9 i want to put a motor from a same kind of truck only that motor 2.5
Hi Music. Thanks for sending the question today. You'll likely have to change motor mounts, the torque converter, and flywheel - as well as reprogram the ECU in order for this swap to work correctly. It would be a good...
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I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 that has broken 3 drive shaft center bearings. why? please help!
It sounds like you may have a drive shaft that is out of balance or alignment, creating extreme stress on the center bearings. I would suggest taking the vehicle to a drive-line or transmission shop that specializes in balancing drive...
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Driver sideUpper ball joint rubbing inside rim
Hi Ronnie. Thanks for contacting us today. The control arm bushing can cause the lower ball joint to rest on the rim. If the bushings are missing, the lower control arm will move forward or backward with the vehicle during...
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I had a New power steering pump installed due to leak. Now it's really tough to turn the wheel unless I'm accelerating.
It is possible that the new power steering pump that was installed is faulty. Even vehicles with manual steering will have less steering effort required at higher speeds. I would recommend having the mechanic who installed the power steering pump...
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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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