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  1. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!
    Hi, I am new to the site and wanted to say thank you for all the helpful information that I have read since finding the site. I have a 2002 Ram 1500 with a 4.7 I recently purchased the truck and have had an issue with it from the start. At first it would not idle at all. After finding a posting...
  2. Powertrain
    2001 3.9, 66k original miles. Truck owned by an older gentleman and given to me. Poor maintenance and it sat for approximately 5-6 years. I replaced all fluids,filters, flushed and such. Before there was no knock. Now there is. Don't want to rebuild, is there something anyone can suggest? I'm a...
  3. 2010 Dodge Ram Forum
    Hi, newbie to the forum! I’ve had a small coolant leak on the passenger side under (but not from) the lower radiator hose for a while, every 10 days or so I’d add some coolant to the reservoir but last week the truck overheated (248°) and the reservoir was full. I replaced the lower hose...
  4. 2009 Dodge Ram Forum
    I have tested my 2009 Ram 1500 4.7 with the Block tester and I'm assuming this is a yellow result, , I do not see any other signs of the head gasket failure I want to know if anyone has opinions on the Blue Devil pour and go sealant I do not want to pull the head as I do not feel comfortable...
  5. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    I'm working on a 2004 1500 with the 4.7 engine. PO thought the head gasket was blown and had started to take down the engine. When I opened the valve covers there were 4 rocker arms that had dislodged on pistons 5 & 7...also the cam bearing caps on those pistons had shattered. I've got the...
  6. HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION
    I have a 1996 Ram 3500 with the V-10 with a whopping 95k miles on the ticker. Recently the engine has begun to simply stop under idle or low rpms and when I go to start it again it seems to hydraulic and freeze the motor. A little rest and it will start and run again. That being said, it also...
  7. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    Hello, So, I have 2 problems with my 2002 4.7L 2wd Ram. 1. It is smoking a lot. For the first 10 minutes after I turn the truck on from cold, it blows lots of thick white smoke from the tailpipe, then goes to normal. 2. It's idling rough, sometimes it will turn on first try and run...
  8. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    Hey guys, I'm back and so is my truck. I posted a month ago or so about some overheating and smoking problems which turned out to be a warped head letting coolant into cyl 6 which explains the misfire code. I had the heads machined and the head gasket job done and got my truck back with one new...
  9. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    Hello, I set the timing chains according to the many threads. When I rotate the engine the marks did not line up again. How many times do I have to rotate the engine before they will line up? Thanks. Eric
  10. 5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 2001 dodge ram 5.9 with 170,000 miles, about 3 weeks ago I changed the timing gears and chain and replaced the harmonic balancer, I've been losing coolant since then and this morning I checked the oil level and it looked like chocolate milk and the level is slightly above the upper...
  11. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 2002 Quad Cab Dodge Ram 1500 SLT with a 4.7 V8. It has 107,000 miles. I purchased it in 2007 with only 32,000 miles. I have taken great care of it and never had any issues. Three weeks ago it began to overheat so I pulled over. Towed home and found antifreeze very low. Filled it...
  12. Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8
    I recently stripped off the heads on my 5.9 to repair a blown head gasket. I'm trying to decide if I should just go ahead and put new rings in it since I'm most of the way there now anyway. My questions are Has anyone tried to rebuild the lower end w/o removing from the truck? Any sources for...
  13. 5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    Water pump siezed while son was driving and he drove 3-4 miles with no pump. Replaced pump and on start up saw white smoke from tail pipe and immediately shut down knowing it was at least a head gasket and maybe heads. I have money for parts but cannot afford labor costs. I was trained as a...
  14. 5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    My truck started blowing white smoke a few weeks ago. I'm a poor mechanic at best and was immediately concerned that the Hughes Plenum fix or headers I installed caused the problem. As it turns out, it was not my work but blown head gaskets. I have the heads removed and am taking them to...
  15. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    So I am going through antifreeze like it's water but there is no puddle underneath my truck, and in my oil fill cap I have condensation so I think I have a head gasket leak? If anyone has any word on this please let me know! Thanks!
  16. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    after the head gasket change and the brakes ordeal i decided to take the truck to Foley,Al.(5 hr trip) for thanksgiving with my parents and on the way about 150 miles into the drive i noticed that when i acellerated up into an incline i kept getting a stutter( a mild jerking) lol.. and the more...
  17. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    after this drawn out head gasket change,now i have a brake issue,my brake pedal is like pushing on the floor.i pulled the abs fuse and thought that might reset something.the abs light went off and that's it.i pulled the other fuse for the brakes and that light went off but no fix.... any idea...
  18. 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    I was recently coming home and the lower radiator hose came off. I was able to stop the engine before it overheated. I put the hose back on and filled up with coolant. When I tried too crank it, the engine sputtered for a couple seconds and then I turned it back off. Then I tried again and...
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