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Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-03-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Well, I sold the truck. Tired of chasing a rogue...

Well, I sold the truck. Tired of chasing a rogue issue.

New owner is happy with the truck regardless of the vibration. He told me it wasn't as bad as I was describing. Maybe I'm crazy.

Story...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-28-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
also have cranked over the motor a few times by...

also have cranked over the motor a few times by the crank to check the valves and see if i find any that aren't opening fully or closing completely. well, they're all peachy. nothing is binding and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-28-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Turns out the wires on my front O2 sensor were...

Turns out the wires on my front O2 sensor were frayed and when in contact with water would short have the truck backfire out of the intake. New O2 sensor and now I can go through puddles like a...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-25-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
I'll have to do that when I have more time. ...

I'll have to do that when I have more time.


Well, in addition to all this - brought the car to a car wash. Had the truck running while I brought it to an automatic car wash. Wash had...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
No codes for it, you're guess is just as good as...

No codes for it, you're guess is just as good as mine in this case.

Removal of the serpentine belt yields no change in shudder. It's definitely misfiring.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
I found it interesting because I can't find a...

I found it interesting because I can't find a connector for it anywhere in the engine bay.

I'll be removing the belt in the next 20 minutes then, will report back.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-24-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Now what I HAVE noticed: Directly behind...

Now what I HAVE noticed:

Directly behind the alternator, there seems to be a small two prong sensor that is has the plastic pieces on it broken off. This sensor is more to the passenger side of...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-24-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Well after today: Plugs have been regapped ...

Well after today:

Plugs have been regapped
Put new plug wires and routed them per bulletins I saw posted around the net.
Fuel pressure is just under 50psi
Cap and rotor were pulled off and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-23-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Was about around 7% ish. The rest of the...

Was about around 7% ish. The rest of the cylinders were all within a 5-10 % range. I've found anything above 10% on the other engines I've dealt with to be a poor valve.

I have not switched any...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-22-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Compression numbers on every cylinder are 155 +/-...

Compression numbers on every cylinder are 155 +/- 5 or so. Which to me, at 169k miles seems like pretty damn healthy motor! Leakdown is OK. I've ruled out a valve or poor compression as being an...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-21-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Also, not sure if its related: The truck...

Also, not sure if its related:


The truck is always somewhat slow to crank. Cranks over a couple times then fires right up. Battery is great as once it cranks for a considerable amount of time...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-21-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Crawled around the truck today and cleaned off...

Crawled around the truck today and cleaned off every connector I could find. Crank sensor wiring is untouched and 100$ perfect. Connector and all.

I have no access to a scope.

I'll be...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Krolik
Did this model have an O2 before and after the...

Did this model have an O2 before and after the cat?

You'll throw a CEL with the after cat O2 (bank 1, sensor 2 I think it is) with the cat gutted or removed. One method I use on my imports and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-20-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Krolik
Have an odd RPM related vibration happening, need opinions! - 99 Ram 5.2

Hey folks, prepare for a long winded and pretty detailed explanation of what's happening to my truck here. Trying to figure this out and need a couple more experienced opinions.

So I have a very...
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