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Forum: Body & Interior 11-10-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By mkarns
No Screw

Hmmmm.............I don't see any indication of a screw.....
Forum: Body & Interior 11-10-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By mkarns
Need Help from You Experts!

I have a '97 Ram 1500.

I recently replaced the front driver's side headlight assembly.

Yesterday evening I noticed the turn signal part of the new assembly dangling down on the fender hanging...
Forum: Towing 08-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By mkarns
Towing Advice

I have a 5 speed manual tranny. Should I keep it out of 5th gear?
Forum: Towing 08-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By mkarns
1997 Ram Towing Advice Needed

I have a 1997 Dodge SLT Laramie, 5 spd with a 318 4x4.

I need to tow a 29 foot Wilderness travel trailer from Missouri to Pennsylvania.

The trailer's GVWR is 7,500 lbs.

Besides installing...
Forum: Body & Interior 02-02-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By mkarns
Great

Thanks, I love this forum!
Forum: Body & Interior 01-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By mkarns
Knob Needed Badly

Hi All,

I need the know that controls the air flow when you have the heater or A/C on. I'm finding it almost impossible to find this. My old one broke off while switching from floor heat to floor...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 07-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By mkarns
A/C Question

Hello Everybody,

My '97 Ram 1500 runs great; no idling problems or any indications of a vacuum line leak.

The cruise control doesn't work even though the indicator light comes on and now when I...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-31-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By mkarns
Maaco???

My '97 silver and green truck needs a paint job. There is a couple of dinges and the clearcoat is coming off in spots.

I was wondering if anybody has utilized MAACO in repairing/painting their...
Forum: Body & Interior 12-27-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By mkarns
Thanks guys! At $140 a pop for new hinges, the...

Thanks guys!
At $140 a pop for new hinges, the ole wooden pole's not looking half bad......
:)
Forum: Body & Interior 12-27-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By mkarns
Hood?

Hello All,

I have a '97 Dodge 1500 4x4 with a 5.2 L engine.

My question is what holds the hood open when it is lifted up?

I don't have a rod or struts and right now am using a 5 foot wood...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 10-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By mkarns
Oil Question.....

I lent my truck to a very good friend to use over the weekend.

He checked the oil when filling it up with gas to return to me and added a quart of Castrol 10W-40.

He was correct in adding...
Forum: Body & Interior 09-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By mkarns
Do a google search for Pershing Autobody Parts on...

Do a google search for Pershing Autobody Parts on the web.
I got both the upper and lower front bumper covers from them pretty cheap......
Forum: Body & Interior 09-19-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By mkarns
Dash Carpet

I have the dreaded cracked dash also in my '97.

I opted for a new dash carpet (mat).

As long as you use alot of double sided velcro it looks decent.

A much better look then a cracked...
Forum: Body & Interior 09-16-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By mkarns
Talking Front Bumper Replacement

I have a 1997 4x4 SLT ext. cab with a 5.2 L engine.

I need to replace the front upper and lower bumper covers.

Does this require me to remove the bumper or can replace them with it left on the...
Forum: Suspension 09-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By mkarns
I have a 1997 SLT 4x4 ext. cab. 5.2 L engine 5...

I have a 1997 SLT 4x4 ext. cab. 5.2 L engine 5 speed.
Thanks.....
Forum: Suspension 09-07-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By mkarns
Click.....Click.....Click.....

Hello all,

My left front wheel is making a clicking sound especially if I make a left turn.

Any idea what I'm gonna need to replace and how urgent is it?

It just started.....

Thanks...
Forum: Dodge Ram Knowledge Base 03-21-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By mkarns
Need to Replace a Tail Light on a '97

Hello All,

I need to replace a broken right side tail light on my 1997 Ram 1500 4x4 and was wondering the easiest way to get to the the hardware holding it on.

Is there an easy way to...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-01-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mkarns
Any idea of a ball park idea what this repair is...

Any idea of a ball park idea what this repair is gonna cost (so I can start shuffling money around)......

:(

Thanks!
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-28-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mkarns
Is this an expensive repair? Is it hurting...

Is this an expensive repair?

Is it hurting the engine to continue using it till its repaired?
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-28-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mkarns
How do I check if that's it? Is that the oil...

How do I check if that's it?

Is that the oil pan gasket you're referring to?

Belly pan gasket?
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-28-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mkarns
Red face Oil Mystery

I have a '97 ext. cab 5.2L 5 speed 4 wheel drive.

Problem is I'm using/leaking oil somewhere.

Go through a quart every 500-600 miles.

No smoke, no smell, no evidence of a leak anywhere.
...
Forum: Electrical 02-07-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By mkarns
When the key is in the "start" position I still...

When the key is in the "start" position I still have buzzer, lights, radio, etc. It's just when I turn the key to crank the engine I lose all power......

I've ordered a battery tester, thanks for...
Forum: Electrical 02-06-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By mkarns
OK, went out and tried cranking the engine. ...

OK, went out and tried cranking the engine.

As soon as I turned the key to start lost all power......

When I put the key on the accessory mode, I have radio, buzzer, interior lights, etc.
...
Forum: Electrical 02-06-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By mkarns
Update

I left the truck sit all week and went out today to check the terminals of the battery.

Guess what, the interior light comes on and the buzzer for the ignition switch works.......

Has the...
Forum: Electrical 01-31-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By mkarns
It has a new battery, posts are clean. ...

It has a new battery, posts are clean.

What's the PDC?

Thanks......
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