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Forum: 2017 Dodge Ram Forum 05-10-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,185
Posted By tmerritt530
Limited slip every day all day.

Limited slip every day all day.
Forum: Towing 04-03-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By tmerritt530
I towed about that weight moving from Tennessee...

I towed about that weight moving from Tennessee to Kansas, with a standard cab 4.7L ram. Weight distribution hitch was The only way it worked at all, and in my opinion sway control is NOT optional...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-05-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tmerritt530
The stub shaft has a snap clip that holds it in...

The stub shaft has a snap clip that holds it in the differential. Theoretically you could pull it out if you had leverage and a way to really grip it. You might have to open the diff to release the...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 01-21-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By tmerritt530
Excellent! I knew my converter was on its way...

Excellent! I knew my converter was on its way out. When i pulled it and spun it you could hear light scraping sounds.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By tmerritt530
Just in case you were wondering, the "heavy...

Just in case you were wondering, the "heavy hauling" statement was about the transmission upkeep not the engine.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-18-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By tmerritt530
Not many new threads on the subject. My heads and...

Not many new threads on the subject. My heads and cams are from the jeep 4.7L HO. Really shines in passing gear on the highway.

I still have a 2008 4.7 intake conversion on my list of wants.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-17-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By tmerritt530
I did some pretty heavy hauling with my 4.7. At...

I did some pretty heavy hauling with my 4.7. At 145000 the torque converter was getting kinda worn out, but thats not unique to the 4.7.
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 01-15-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By tmerritt530
Putting it back is the fun part! I had my brother...

Putting it back is the fun part! I had my brother help line up the dowel pins. I got it close, then pried on the passenger side of the transmission with a 2x6 to push it towards the bracket and get...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-02-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By tmerritt530
Your brake lines will be fine. I leveled my 2004...

Your brake lines will be fine. I leveled my 2004 and have zero problems with the lines.
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 12-26-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,609
Posted By tmerritt530
New tires!

New tires!
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 12-24-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By tmerritt530
Having lost my power steering when i shredded a...

Having lost my power steering when i shredded a serpentine belt, i can tell you it is possible to steer while the vehicle is moving. Sitting still it takes some work.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 12-22-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By tmerritt530
Glad you got it all put together! I did a...

Glad you got it all put together! I did a complete overhaul on mine in october while it was out for installing a new rear crank seal. The complete overhaul kit from mopar was superceded with sub...
Forum: Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum 12-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By tmerritt530
Excellent choice!

Excellent choice!
Forum: Dodge Ram Warranty Issues 12-14-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By tmerritt530
The 5 year inspection was widely publicized. Good...

The 5 year inspection was widely publicized. Good luck.
Forum: Towing 12-12-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By tmerritt530
If the sway is an issue you can try a hitch like...

If the sway is an issue you can try a hitch like the equalizer. It is a weight distributing hitch that also controls sway. Otherwise it is all about getting the weight in the trailer as far forward...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 12-01-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 499
Posted By tmerritt530
Some things to try that wont cost any more than...

Some things to try that wont cost any more than you already spent are Swapping the asd relay with another, and Check for damaged wiring to/from crank and cam sensors.
Forum: 2016 Dodge Ram Forum 11-28-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By tmerritt530
Bed cover and bed extender!

Bed cover and bed extender!
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By tmerritt530
Getting a 5.7 replacement from salvage will be...

Getting a 5.7 replacement from salvage will be much easier.
Forum: Cummins Diesel Specific Topics 11-17-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By tmerritt530
The eco-nuts wont settle until they drive...

The eco-nuts wont settle until they drive technology back into the stone ages.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By tmerritt530
I go to the junkyards when i need to rebuild...

I go to the junkyards when i need to rebuild something. I get an engine from them and if i tear it down and it is not buildable i carry it back and swap until i get a block i can build on.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By tmerritt530
Separate the upper ball joint and tilt the...

Separate the upper ball joint and tilt the spindle out to let the axle move a bit more. The ball joint may be nice and stuck, if so rent / borrow the ball joint stud removal tool. I even was able to...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By tmerritt530
Now we are doing pre test-drive stuff. No life...

Now we are doing pre test-drive stuff. No life from the blower motor, looks like fuse is ok but not getting supply voltage to resistor. Going to check input and output of ac heater controls
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 11-08-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By tmerritt530
You need the upstream sensor, but heres the...

You need the upstream sensor, but heres the secret: upstream and downstream use the same sensor.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By tmerritt530
The remark about the hood removal was in...

The remark about the hood removal was in reference to post #2
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-07-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By tmerritt530
Also, i had a brain fart in the description of...

Also, i had a brain fart in the description of the truck. The truck has 3.55 gears.
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