A condition may develop where the fuel gauge reads empty with too much fuel still in the fuel tank. Our technicians tell us that installing a new wire harness that provides a common ground for the fuel gauge and sending should correct this issue.
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Vehicles equipped with 12" diameter rear brakes may encounter premature rear brake shoe wear. If it is found that the brake system is functioning as designed the repair would be to replace the affected brake shoes with revised parts.
Pinched or restricted transmission oil cooler lines can cause transmission failure due to lack of lubrication. Our technicians recommend complete inspection of the transmission cooler and lines if this type of failure is noted.
Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. Over time this can lead to symptoms varying from light ticking to knocking noises. Performing a fuel injector cleaning procedure can often help the condition by removing some of the piston top deposits.
Oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gasket, distributor o-ring, and rear main seal area are common. The leak at the rear main seal area is generally not the seal itself but the bearing cap to the engine block seal. An oil leak could also be internal to the distributor, if oil is found inside the distributor then the distributor should be replaced.
Dodge D150 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: IN A REAR END COLLISION, THE PICKUP BOX CROSSMEMBER COULD CONTACT THE FUEL PUMP MODULES FUEL LINE, CAUSING A FUEL LEAK WHICH WOULD BE IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 301.Learn more »
Summary: THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE SPRINGS ARE TOO LONG, WHICH CAN CAUSE FULL COMPRESSION OF THE RETURN SPRING BEFORE FULL ENGAGEMENT OF THE BRAKE PADS TO THE DRUM WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS APPLIED. THE AMOUNT OF FORCE APPLIED BETWEEN THE PADS AND THE DRUM MAY ALSO DECREASE WITH REAR PAD WEAR AND SUCH DETERIORATION WOULD NOT BE EVIDENT TO THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DURING PARKING BRAKE APPLICATION.Learn more »
Dodge D150 Questions and Answers
How much does it cost to replace a universal joint?
The ignation switch in my 1990 Dodge D150 needs to be changed out, how hard is it to do? Should I get a shop to do the job? How much would it cost? Thank you
HELP...How do you get the radio out of this truck? I've tried every way but can not figure it out..now I'm flustered..what have ...
'87, 2.7ltr Straight Six, Auto transmission w/shiftkit, Engine Stalls when shifting from Park > Reverse, Reverse > Neutral, Neutral > Drive. Shifts fine through forward gears but stal...
Dodge D150 Reviews
When my father-in-law passed away my wife bought his 1992 Dodge D-150. It is an LE model with A/C, automatic, 3.9lt. V6. I have driven the truck for the last 10 years without any major issues. At 203,000 mile my engine suffered a major catastrophic failure. I replaced it with a remanufactured 3.9lt and it still services me without fail. I have never had issues with the brakes, A/C, electrical system, suspension, or exhust. They simply do not build them to last like they did years ago. The original paint job faded and peeled and was redone by Dodge within two years of my father-in-law owing it, it has lasted ever since. Working on it is a pleasure as there is plenty of room under the hood and under the body. One reoccuring problem I had (before engine replacement) was the distributor shaft fit into a bushing in the oil pump that over time became out of round and would cause the rotor to self distruct as well as the dist. cap. I had to replace the distributor as well as the bushing. Dodge should have issued a recall rather than a no cost to them advisory.
great truck over 166,000 miles still runs like new