price of cam and lifters installed on a 2001 dodge 5.9 gas v-8 van on 2001 Dodge Ram Van 3500

mechanic claims cam has a bad lobe-

by in Williamstown, WV on August 07, 2013
1 answer 9 comments
ANSWER by on August 08, 2013
First, what symptoms does it have to lead to that diagnosis? Misfire? Intake backfire? Noise in engine?
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
Engine cuts out after driving 6 0r 8 miles -never at idle and sounds great. I heard it back off maybe twice-sounded like maybe the exhaust??? Mechanic claims when he first heard the engine noise it sounded like wires were sparking all over-not the case. Claims the noise is their at idle but gets worse after it warms up. I can't hear the noise but it is a pleasure-way motorhome van type and with engine cover on I can't hear it.. Runs just great at idle and the above mileage does vary
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
We cant argue with a mechanic that can do a hands on check! You can always get another opinion from another mechanic that can actually look at your vehicle! As far as a price, can't attempt to give you one on that vehic. But i can tell you that if it needs a cam kit it wont be cheap, sorry.
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
Mechanic claims under a thousand????But how far??? Will a cam act like that??run good at idle and runs great for several miles???
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
As i stated, get another, hands on, opinion. I too have doubts about the cam being your problem! Without more testing that is.
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
Thanks
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
Can tell you it is not a cam lobe worn, if so it would not change! However anything we suggest would just be guessing. Sounds like you have had enough of that already! Too many possibilities as to what it can be.
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
My thoughts also about the cam. Thanks
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
Could be an egr, injector, vacuum, distributor problem etc. Really need to see it to be of much help. Good luck with it!
COMMENT by on August 08, 2013
No egr on 2001 dodge ram 3500 5.9 or (360) I talked to head mechanic again-he said with the inside cover off this class b motorhome it backs off up through the carb. but not loud. That's what I call it maybe you call it a backfire??? They have had it on the computer but have not done it on the road-reading data when it acts up. Nothing showed on the data read in the shop??? Now I'm 75 so my hearing isn't all it should be. At first they thought it was acting like an EGR but none on this machine. I asked them to do the data read while driving and when it acts up- as I said it seems fine when its cold or idling???