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Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-25-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,578
Posted By chaccof
2 month Update

Well, had the truck aligned - didn't tell the shop I did the work myself and asked them to check to make sure it was done right - they said it look good, were even impressed with the clamps I...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 02-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,578
Posted By chaccof
Final update - friend who's a heavy machinery...

Final update - friend who's a heavy machinery mechanic for CAT came over - I had the stud from the gear about 5 degrees off from center so the steering column wouldn't quite go...he got it aligned...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 02-02-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,578
Posted By chaccof
Update - started the work this morning. Went...

Update - started the work this morning. Went well until attempting to connect the steering column to the new steering gear. Messed around with it for 90 minutes or so, then decided to stop for the...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-21-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,578
Posted By chaccof
Replacing Steering Gear/Rack & Pinion

My '05 1500 4x4 with 110k needs a new rack and pinion. I plan to install this coming weekend. Have purchased Moog Problem Solver tie rods - figured I might as well do those while I'm in there.
...
Forum: Electrical 01-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By chaccof
Thanks, I did not check the fuse other than to...

Thanks, I did not check the fuse other than to visually inspect it. I have always considered my self pretty handy with most tools except electrical testers. Have never quite understood what it is...
Forum: Electrical 01-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By chaccof
'05 Factory Fog Light Issues

Had a "Lamp Out" signal last week. Right headlight out - switch out bulb - all is good. "Lamp Out" back again yesterday - replaced left rear brake light. Today "lamp out" backk again! Both fog...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 06-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By chaccof
Help with Intermittent Stalling

My '05 4.7 with 94k miles has begun to have an intermittent stall issue. It seems to happen when the car has sat for a long period of time, like first thing in the morning or at the end of the work...
Forum: Body & Interior 06-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,925
Posted By chaccof
Awesome - My '05 cracked too, right where my...

Awesome - My '05 cracked too, right where my elbow sits....was the person you took it to a furniture ulpolsterer? Or a tailor?
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-21-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By chaccof
as an update, the new seal is leaking as it turns...

as an update, the new seal is leaking as it turns out....I'll tear it apart this weekend to see what happened. I'm confident it's seated properly. I did notice that the end of the pinion flange...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-13-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By chaccof
Replaced Rear Diff Pinion Seal

I replaced the rear differential pinion seal this morning. Seemed to go okay and believe I got the pinion nut seated to the same depth it was before I took it off. Used the marks I made,...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-22-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By chaccof
Yep, cleaned the TB same time as I replaced the...

Yep, cleaned the TB same time as I replaced the plugs.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By chaccof
Yeah, replaced them about 8,000 miles ago. Did...

Yeah, replaced them about 8,000 miles ago. Did not change out wires, but the wires looked okay....
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By chaccof
Intermittant Stalling Issue

Have an '05 1500 4.7 with 84k on it. Over the last two months the truck has had an intermittant stalling issue - primarily first thing in the morning, usually when I throw it into D after backing...
Forum: Oil Change 08-22-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,523
Posted By chaccof
I've used Mobil 1 in the other two vehicles so...

I've used Mobil 1 in the other two vehicles so figured I'd just go with that. I'll also need to upgrade filters as well I would imagine? Use Fram extra duty filters on the truck now but was told...
Forum: Oil Change 08-22-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,523
Posted By chaccof
Changing to Synthetic Oil

My '05 1500 4x4 has 75k miles on it. I've always used conventional oil but have recently bought to other vehicles that require synthetic oil in the same weight as what I use in the truck (5W-30). ...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 08-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
I think so - to be honest, I'm not sure I'd...

I think so - to be honest, I'm not sure I'd necessarily know whether or not it was doing something strange. This is my second Dodge pick up (the other was an '01 Dakota) and I never touched the diff...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-29-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By chaccof
Well, got the new water pump fixed and SOB, 500...

Well, got the new water pump fixed and SOB, 500 miles later the new one failed - or at least the the fan loosened up again and leaked coolant. I tried to remove the fan clutch from the pully but...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,619
Posted By chaccof
I did have the transmission professionally...

I did have the transmission professionally serviced at 43k. It's not got another 30K on it. I'm pretty handy but have never removed a transmission pan - though it looks relatively easy to get to -...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-21-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
Thanks - I ended up going with Mobile 1 75W-140...

Thanks - I ended up going with Mobile 1 75W-140 LS synthetic gear oil. Was told it had the additive in it.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,619
Posted By chaccof
I haven't noticed any idling issues. My truck...

I haven't noticed any idling issues. My truck typically idles around 600-700rpm. I'll pay attention to it. I have had issues with the truck stalling out shortly after starting - usually when I...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
Thanks, appears I didn't look far enough back on...

Thanks, appears I didn't look far enough back on the transmission....I'm relatively new to this 4x4 thing (and the maintenance thereof!).....:doh:

Found it - was expecting to be able to use my 3/8...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-16-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
Another question - figured I'd change the fluid...

Another question - figured I'd change the fluid in the front transfer case as well. Got under there tonight and what I see is something that looks very much like the rear diff - not a normal...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
Thanks, jacked it up tonight and spun the tires. ...

Thanks, jacked it up tonight and spun the tires. They both spun the same direction so I'm guessing this means it does have a LSD....Also, I understand that the MOPAR diff fluid actually contains the...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
I know you probably get tired of hearing this but...

I know you probably get tired of hearing this but I really really appreciate you taking the time to answer.

One thing I didn't see in my manual was the correct amount of fluid to put back in. I...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 07-12-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By chaccof
Red face Differential Servicing

I plan to change the differential fluid this coming weekend on my '05 Ram 1500 4x4 (72k miles - never changed). I know it takes 75-140 but am not sure whether or not I have a limited slip...
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