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Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-17-2012, 06:39 AM
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Views: 1,006
Posted By DadzDodge
Maybe, but not necessarily. We have a '96 Ram...

Maybe, but not necessarily. We have a '96 Ram that was only driven 1,000 miles in 15 months before my father-in-law gave it to my teenage son, and it had a lot of cooling system problems due to...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-15-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
Yes, I would think so. Some configurations have...

Yes, I would think so. Some configurations have an additional upstream sensor but beyond that, I would think everything else is the same as long as you have room to swing the wrench. (I replaced...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-15-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
I bought these at www.rockauto.com...

I bought these at www.rockauto.com (http://www.rockauto.com) . Good prices and fast shipping!
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By DadzDodge
Congratulations, and your truck looks great! ...

Congratulations, and your truck looks great! Good luck with the few things you said need attention, and don't be afraid to tackle them yourself using help you'll find here on these pages. There is...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/TierOneS...

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/TierOneSupplier/DSC00404.jpg

This picture is looking towards the front of the truck, and you can easily see the downstream sensor on the right side of...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-13-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By DadzDodge
Hey, good job! The middle of January is a good...

Hey, good job! The middle of January is a good time to have your heat working again!
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
Joe1500 -- I checked several suppliers' web pages...

Joe1500 -- I checked several suppliers' web pages before being convinced I only needed a 12" pigtail on the upstream sensor. I finally got under the truck before placing the order, just to be sure. ...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
Yes, sort of. I have an L-shaped driveway and I...

Yes, sort of. I have an L-shaped driveway and I park the center of the truck over the grass while leaving the wheels on the asphalt. This allows me a way to get under the truck without raising it...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-11-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
The question of wire "pigtail" length caused me...

The question of wire "pigtail" length caused me some confusion, too. I finally decided to get under the truck and have a look. There are two sensors on our truck. The upstream sensor just needs the...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-10-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,876
Posted By DadzDodge
Oxygen Sensor replacement

The Check Engine light lit up on my son's '96 Ram (5.2L engine) and when I had the code read at AutoZone it pointed to the pre-cat "upstream" o2 sensor. I'm sorry, i don't remember the code. I...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 12-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By DadzDodge
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/TierOneS...

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/TierOneSupplier/HeaterCore.jpg

You mentioned a white plastic piece sitting over the heater core, that you had to move out of the way. Any chance that it...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 12-18-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By DadzDodge
I agree that the first order of business would be...

I agree that the first order of business would be to replace the water pump. The heater core on our trucks sits higher than the rest of the cooling system and if you're leaking coolant, your heat is...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 12-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By DadzDodge
hubble - there's a chance you have air in the...

hubble - there's a chance you have air in the cooling hoses, which would cause the problems you've described. I just changed the heater core and heater hoses in our '96 and to get the air out I...
Forum: Electrical 12-18-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,154
Posted By DadzDodge
Crash - thanks for the reps, I appreciate it. ...

Crash - thanks for the reps, I appreciate it. I'm always glad to help, and to give something back to the forum since I've learned so much from the team here already.

DanSz - what is it they say,...
Forum: Electrical 12-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,154
Posted By DadzDodge
Hi DanSz, Are you referring to the light...

Hi DanSz,
Are you referring to the light fixture above the back glass, just behind the cab? On our '96, that is just a cargo light, to illuminate the bed of the pickup. It comes on when you twist...
Forum: Electrical 10-19-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,154
Posted By DadzDodge
Outstanding, and well done!

Outstanding, and well done!
Forum: Electrical 10-19-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,154
Posted By DadzDodge
Kingwood43, I went to the Advance Auto web site...

Kingwood43, I went to the Advance Auto web site and it looks like the '98 model year uses a different switch than our '96, but they do show a couple of different brands available, and all appear to...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 10-12-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By DadzDodge
I did a search and found other reports of the...

I did a search and found other reports of the same situation, even to the point of saying it only happens in reverse -- the good news is that a lot of guys reported hearing this for years without any...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 10-12-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By DadzDodge
What kind of transmission symptoms are you...

What kind of transmission symptoms are you getting?
Forum: Other Vehicle Discussion 10-12-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By DadzDodge
I grew up in Louisville where there are two Ford...

I grew up in Louisville where there are two Ford plants. My dad always bought Fords. I learned to drive in a '70 LTD. My first car was a '72 Gran Torino Sport. My daily driver is an '03 Taurus. ...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 10-12-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By DadzDodge
Does the noise change in pitch when you go...

Does the noise change in pitch when you go different speeds? Like, is it a low pitch when going slow, and higher pitch when you speed up? Are there any other odd symptoms with the transmission,...
Forum: Oil Change 10-03-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By DadzDodge
You can often find specials on the dealerships'...

You can often find specials on the dealerships' web sites. Here's one from our local dealership showing a $32.95 oil change special:
http://www.swopechrysler.com/specials/service.htm

If you...
Forum: Electrical 09-29-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,981
Posted By DadzDodge
I appreciate the help! I used the "advanced...

I appreciate the help! I used the "advanced search" feature on eBay and was able to search just that seller's listings, but didn't find the Ram headlight switch. Maybe he has sold out of them. ...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-23-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By DadzDodge
Ah, duct tape! My father-in-law can fix anything...

Ah, duct tape! My father-in-law can fix anything with just duct tape and a pipe wrench. I looked up Permatex Ultra Grey and their web page specifically mentions water pumps and thermostats in its...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By DadzDodge
YEP! That's what wives do best! And the more...

YEP! That's what wives do best! And the more you try to explain why you did something, the bigger they roll their eyes.:i_rolleyes:
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