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Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-03-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,945
Posted By 2kram
Sorry no noise of whistling. For the whistle try...

Sorry no noise of whistling. For the whistle try checking to make sure throttle body to manifold gasket is still good. Hughes has this gasket in the kit, hint hint nudge nudge. Also check the " air...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-02-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,945
Posted By 2kram
intake plenum gasket

It's been a week since i tackled this job, and all i can say to you guys is " thank you for the Hughes plenum fix".:smileup: Sorry no pics, no digital camera ...yet. If anyone is on the fence about...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 04-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
Posted By 2kram
Update... Fluid changed using a manual fluid...

Update... Fluid changed using a manual fluid pump. Emptied reservoir, filled with clean ps fluid, rotated wheel back and forth 10 - 20 times, repeated this procedure 5x. I used about 1.5 qts for the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 04-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
Posted By 2kram
power steering flush

Alright guys, changing ps fluid this wknd. Whats the best procedure to do this? Should I flush w/ atf or ps fluid? Is Lucas products really that good? or just more hype/ fad? :4-dontknow:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-17-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By 2kram
couple of weeks ago i also had the 50 mph shake....

couple of weeks ago i also had the 50 mph shake. i had already changed out front axle u-joints, rear driveshaft u-joints. last but not least the "culprit" was the front ds, broke the cups trying to...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-22-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By 2kram
If the pump is not circulating, the rest of the...

If the pump is not circulating, the rest of the tranny is on the way out the door. Already had this happen, typical of dodge. If you can catch it early enuff you might be able to get away with just...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-14-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,261
Posted By 2kram
ramfam, i too have a bending tool.... a left and...

ramfam, i too have a bending tool.... a left and right hand.... lol i just figured that the fronts would be on the same principle until the flex part of the line @ the caliper
Forum: Product Reviews 11-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By 2kram
Daystar from 4 wheel parts

got the daystar 2" leveling kit w/ all 4 scorpion shocks. Easy ordering, fast and FREE shipping, went on 2000 ram 1500 5.9 auto. Leveled the front with the rear nicely, shocks seem good so far. The...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,261
Posted By 2kram
cost of part + shop rate $80+hr. I havent done...

cost of part + shop rate $80+hr. I havent done the front but the rear i did last year, i went to vip and bent them "gently", then zip tied it out of the way. A shop could also end up breaking the...
Forum: Suspension 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By 2kram
On the 00/01, they changed to a larger caliper so...

On the 00/01, they changed to a larger caliper so the 15" wheels won't fit.
Forum: Suspension 11-06-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By 2kram
I used on day 1, PBblaster. Day 2, break free....

I used on day 1, PBblaster. Day 2, break free. Impact gun won't budge it either. I think you're onto something with the heat. Worst case senario..... TNT. lol
Forum: Suspension 11-06-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By 2kram
rear shock bolts suck

title says it all... upper shock nut and bolt defeating me:box:. I read somewhere that the nut is factory "welded" to the frame? I soaked it w/ penetrating oil for 2 days and still cant get it to...
Forum: Suspension 11-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By 2kram
Yep track bar is gone. Check ball joints as well.

Yep track bar is gone. Check ball joints as well.
Forum: Suspension 11-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By 2kram
If there was/is a lot of play in the old bar then...

If there was/is a lot of play in the old bar then prolly a re-alignment. Plus a tire shop is the worst place to have an alignment. "spot on" to them is up to 5 deg. (0-5). I've seen on a blog from an...
Forum: Suspension 10-23-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By 2kram
Had them off twice for various reasons. First...

Had them off twice for various reasons. First time was a PIA. When you put it back together USE anti-sieze, every time it's been off since they came off w/o having to cuss at it.:smiley_thumbs_up:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 10-09-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By 2kram
siezed caliper...

smelling my own brakes is just awesome....:doh:Time to replace caliper, pads, prolly warped the rotor due to heat (cherry red, not good). Anything else i should check/ change while i'm in the fender...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-11-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By 2kram
Your rite! went in and did em all. funny how you...

Your rite! went in and did em all. funny how you find tie rods sucked just as bad:smiledown:.
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-05-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By 2kram
It's time to get a haynes manual. Has all the...

It's time to get a haynes manual. Has all the info you'll need and more. For what it's worth, i went synthetic in both diffs (use additive for limited slip diff), nice clean atf in the transfer case....
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 09-02-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By 2kram
i put on the same cai and haven't been...

i put on the same cai and haven't been disappointed. Hope you like yours just as much as i like mine, good find at a great price:smileup:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-22-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By 2kram
I have seen that you can replace the fuel level...

I have seen that you can replace the fuel level sending unit. Mine does the same as yours, so use the tripmeter and a feather throttle.lol I know if i change mine, the fuel pump will probably crap...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-22-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By 2kram
Agree with all about u-joint. when replacing get...

Agree with all about u-joint. when replacing get the ones that you can grease thru the zerk, they do last longer....
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-22-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By 2kram
balljoint ques.

2000 ram 1500 5.9 4x4, left (drivers) side upper balljoint is toast. can i replace just this one or do both upper and lower? And should i do the right (pass.) side also? The other 3 are nice and...
Forum: North East 08-14-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By 2kram
NH exhaust laws

Hi all, new to site. after reading NH DOT page i feel even more confused. Does it really say the exhaust can't be louder than 95db???? What about the dual i saw in LMC with the dual resonator tips?...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-10-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By 2kram
No leaks!!!

Woo Hoo, for a novice wanna be :smileup:. Timing chain replaced, new front main seal, gaskets galore. NO LEAKS, oil or antifreeze. You guys are right when you say the repair manual is worth it's...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,390
Posted By 2kram
thanks 4 the response. while thumbing thru manual...

thanks 4 the response. while thumbing thru manual should i just replace front gasket @ the front of oil pan? i figure if i have to loosen 2 front pan bolts i prolly should replace (155,000mi) it. my...
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