Dodge W150 Repair and Maintenance
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Dodge W150 Problems
Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gasket, intake manifold 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.
Vehicles equipped with 12" diameter rear brakes may encounter premature rear brake shoe wear. If it is found the brake system is functioning as designed our technicians tell us revised brake shoes are available for this concern.
The automatic transmission may fail due to a pinched or restricted transmission oil cooler. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection and flushing of the transmission cooler and lines if this type of failure is noted.
Dodge W150 Questions
We were told possibly the throwout bearing is bad. As you go through the gears humming just gwts louder, practically have to yell to hear each other talk over the noise. Manual doesnt name a throwout bearing. Also wont go into 3rd or 4th gear. Do we need a new transmission or pressure plate, clu...
I've checked tons of auto part sites and can't find one anywhere in town, the auto stores don't carry them, and the few trucks I found in the scrap yards around town either didn't have a fuel tank anymore, or the the scrapyard knocked a hole in it, Any know where I could find one,...
The truck run when first started, will idle for about 30 seconds and then dies. I have my Genisys hooked up and the coolant temp and air charge temp will go from normal to -198 degrees, the battery voltage will drop to 0 and the RPM will drop to 0 then they all go back to normal, then drop again....