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Forum: Electrical 06-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Black 03
Lamp out illuminated?

I may have resolved my problem. I replaced the rear passenger side center brake light bulb. I also positioned the Cargo Dome light switch in the off position shown in the picture below with the red...
Forum: Electrical 06-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Black 03
Lamp out illuminated?

I'm having a problem with my rear top brake light circuit of my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. I'm consistently getting a lamp out warning message when I step on the brakes. It is always that same lamp socket...
Forum: Suspension 11-18-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Black 03
Front Suspension Problems?

I just got through with the repairs. I replaced both upper control arms which has new ball joints on them. I also replaced both lower ball joints of the driver and passenger sides. For this you need...
Forum: Suspension 11-14-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Black 03
Front Suspension Problems?

I did some research and found that the upper ball joints on the upper control arms needs to be replaced as a unit. The ball joints on the lower control arms can be replaced separately. So, this is...
Forum: Suspension 11-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Black 03
Front Suspension Problems?

I finally got around to checking out the front suspension. All 4 ball joints are bad as seen in the two pictures below. Both sides are the same. You are looking at the lower and upper ball joints. ...
Forum: Suspension 11-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Black 03
Front Suspension Problems?

I will have the front end checked out. I will post the results when it becomes available. Thank you for your support, Tommy.
Forum: Suspension 11-15-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Black 03
Front Suspension Problems?

I own a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab truck. When ever I hit a bump, the front of the truck appears to lose control. When the front of the truck lifts even slightly from hitting a bump, the wheels...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 09-10-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Black 03
That is a beautiful truck. However, please read...

That is a beautiful truck. However, please read my post and the post from others here in this forum before your purchase the truck. Be sure to read my entire post. You will be glad you did....
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 09-03-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
No, the hood scoop is not open to air flow. I...

No, the hood scoop is not open to air flow. I fabricated a plastic cover which sits behind the hood scoop grille shown below. I did not want rain water to enter through the openning. Thanks for your...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 09-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
Glad you fixed your gear problems. I had the same...

Glad you fixed your gear problems. I had the same problem on a 65 Ford Mustang. I replaced the 3rd member and the whining noise went away. Good feeling. Good job! Aloha, Tommy.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-25-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
It just feels wonderful that we got it running....

It just feels wonderful that we got it running. Thank you too for your support. Aloha, Tommy.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-25-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Black 03
It sure is! Thanks for your support, Tommy.

It sure is! Thanks for your support, Tommy.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-25-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Black 03
Broken exhaust valve spring

I had your same problem. It turned out to be a broken exhaust valve spring. Remove your valve covers and look for a broken spring. It will look similiar to my broken spring shown below in the two...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-24-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

After the oil change, I test ran the truck. It runs Super nice. The engine is very smooth with good power. My Wife is so happy. Thanks again to all who supported me. Aloha, Tommy.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By Black 03
The response you are getting sounds very similiar...

The response you are getting sounds very similiar to the response I was getting on my 2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 engine. For me it turned out to be a broken exhaust valve. You may want to get a hold of a...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

This is my ride. Well worth saving. My Wife loves this truck and does not want to part with it. Thanks again for all the support. Aloha, Tommy.
...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-21-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

Yes, we got it running. The engine started right up! The engine is running really smooth. I did not road test it yet. I will be changing the engine oil and oil filter tomorrow. Then I will take it...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-18-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By Black 03
03 Hemi Ram poor throttle response?

It may be a good idea to do a vacuum test. If you can get ahold of a vacuum gauge, this may lead you to your problem. I used the small vacuum port at the brake booster hose fitting. This test lead me...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-17-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

We now have all 16 of the new valve springs installed. The picture below is of the passenger side when we first started replacing the valve springs. We also had time to install the intake rocker arm....
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-15-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

Right on! Thank you very much, Tommy.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

Good info. I was thinking of having my son rotate the motor from the crankshaft bolt. That way I can watch if any push rods are not seated properly. Perhap's it would be better just to install one of...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-15-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

I found this explanation in this forum. I now understand what is being said. Thanks for your support, Tommy.

1 - ASSEMBLY TANG 2 - RETAINER ( FULLY SEATED ) 3 - SPACER 4 - ROCKER ARM
CAUTION:...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

Listed under the rocker arm installation instructions they mention to: Ensure that the hold downs and rocker arms are not overlapped when torquing bolts. Not sure I understand what they are talking...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

We got the driver side, shown below in the 1st picture, (the hard side) factory valve springs replaced with Manley springs part number: 221430-16. This is the side that the factory exhaust valve...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,158
Posted By Black 03
5.7 Hemi running really bad! "Problem Found"

Not the best, but good enough to get the job done. Thank you for your comment. Aloha, Tommy.
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