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Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-18-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,058
Posted By ramvan2500
Make sure you index the distributor using a...

Make sure you index the distributor using a mt2500 or equivalent. Otherwise it will not run right in addition to the reasons others have already mentioned.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 01-25-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By ramvan2500
Of course a change in spindle length will change...

Of course a change in spindle length will change geometry which will change ride quality, but you compensate for those in your alignment.
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 10-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By ramvan2500
You could still have valve body problems, or...

You could still have valve body problems, or you're having internal issues. The sure way is to rebuild the transmission, but that is probably not practical for most people. Try rebuilding the valve...
Forum: Dodge Ram SS/T - Indy 10-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By ramvan2500
It is probably just a engine that came from a...

It is probably just a engine that came from a viper which was involved in an accident. As far as why some modifications look professional and others do not, possibly some custom shops or mechanics do...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 10-14-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By ramvan2500
Well that is good news. Oh, make sure the plug...

Well that is good news. Oh, make sure the plug wires you use are suppression core wires. Don't use mag wire, they can cause issues. Usually it is simple stuff that causes issues, and I think everyone...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By ramvan2500
These engines are known for an internal vacuum...

These engines are known for an internal vacuum leak which generally pulls oil into the combustion chamber via intake manifold. When this happens some pinging usually occurs, but not always. You need...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 10-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By ramvan2500
Depends on the shop. Parts are the cheapest, but...

Depends on the shop. Parts are the cheapest, but it is the labor that will run you. Put it this way, it takes about 2 hours to do the job properly. Including a coolant flush. Now most shops will have...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By ramvan2500
If the truck sat for a while, which 118,000 miles...

If the truck sat for a while, which 118,000 miles and a 1997 probably has, then you likely have sticking lifters. If this is the case your best bet is to remove the lifters and rebuild them. I had to...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By ramvan2500
You made sure to route the wires correctly?...

You made sure to route the wires correctly? Properly gap the spark plugs? Other than those things are you sure it is not pulling oil? These magnum engines are known for their plenum leaks which pull...
Forum: Electrical 07-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
I am more than happy to answer any questions you...

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Safe travels
Forum: Electrical 07-11-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
The most useful tool is just the voltmeter. The...

The most useful tool is just the voltmeter. The mt2500 is useful, but for the problem you describe you can narrow down the cause using a voltmeter and reading all of the information I sent. ...
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
Oh all the sensors are analog, not one is...

Oh all the sensors are analog, not one is digital. Any and all transducers are analog. The hall effect is analog. IDEALLY it will produce a square wave (digital), but it isn't a true square wave. It...
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
Well I am not saying with any certainty that the...

Well I am not saying with any certainty that the plug wire is causing this running issue, but it is something to check out. When the vehicle is not warmed up it is in a closed loop, so erratic sensor...
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
If it runs funny wet... I would look at the spark...

If it runs funny wet... I would look at the spark plug and secondary ignition wires. You might have some misfiring going on due to arcing from the boots. That can cause running problems. Also...
Forum: Electrical 07-10-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
OBD is just a emissions standard, but it is...

OBD is just a emissions standard, but it is called on-board-diagnostics... To diagnose systems related to emissions... Just happens we can diagnose other things at the same time. Anyways, yup the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-10-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By ramvan2500
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Forum: Electrical 07-10-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By ramvan2500
Is there any codes? Put the key in the ignition...

Is there any codes? Put the key in the ignition and cycle the key on-off-on-off-on-off. The check engine light should blink in sequence. Count the blinks. They correspond to codes.

I have the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-10-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By ramvan2500
I would check out the solenoid itself, helpful...

I would check out the solenoid itself, helpful when you have a professional scan tool that allows solenoid activation. Another thing I would look up is TSB, because I recall there being a TSB for the...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 07-10-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By ramvan2500
If you are doing Wide Open Throttle accelerations...

If you are doing Wide Open Throttle accelerations then it is perfectly normal. Under WOT condition the AC should cut out for 15 seconds. This is programmed into the PCM, so no cause for alarm.
...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 07-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ramvan2500
I would perform a spark test. Remove the...

I would perform a spark test. Remove the secondary ignition cable from distributor to the coil. Hold the 90* end 1/2" from a good ground source and try to crank the engine. If there is a spark then...
Forum: 3.9L V6 Specifc Topics 07-04-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By ramvan2500
The fuel filter is built into the fuel pump as is...

The fuel filter is built into the fuel pump as is the pressure regulator. Per service manual the fuel pressure should read no less than 35PSI. In my experience 35PSI can be problematic, particularly...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By ramvan2500
Most certainly. I will PM you my email and just...

Most certainly. I will PM you my email and just shoot me an email and I will have that manual out to you.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By ramvan2500
I pm'd you my email. You will have to refresh my...

I pm'd you my email. You will have to refresh my memory on everything.
Forum: FLORIDA DODGE RAM OWNERS 12-09-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,732
Posted By ramvan2500
me too! i work down in daytona

me too! i work down in daytona
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By ramvan2500
Although allot of what is on that link is...

Although allot of what is on that link is correct. I would never ever rebuild a transmission around any of those red shop clothes. You need to use lint free towels! Other than that the lip seal on...
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