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Purchased a replacement crank kit. The pilot needle bearing is too large for the bore in the back of the crankshaft and I can't find a smaller one to install. Is there a bearing or bushing available for the smaller hole?

The replacement crank kit has the exact same markings / casting numbers as the the one coming out of the vehicle.

car Rpm when first start in the morning is around 950rpm and drop to 750 rpm after driving and shut off for about 30minute,start engine put in drive and the engine rpm drop very low like about 450 then engine start idle bad push on gas pedal engine start back fire shut off car or put into nutral push gas pedal rpm goes up engine run fine after, sometime i stop the car shut engine off and restart it will run fine after it will run fine with the ac off

Problem first occured when rear differential seiezed. Replaced rear, and no problems till oneday I noticed a noise and vibration from right below my feet at 60+mph. Then it started shifting weird. 1-2 shift fine but it would almost immediatly shift into 3rd and slip while doing so. So I replaced the transmission and the noise and vibration above 60mph is gone, but it still shifts weird. Same exact shift problems. Like it building up line pressure too quick in 2nd. When I hold it in 2nd with te shifter, and shift into 3rd(drive) at normal shift point it shifts fine, no slip or anything. So I'm lead to believe its not the trans. My truck has the chyrsler A-500 auto and last I knew it was all hydraulically controlled. The only elctronics on it were for O/D. But would a plugged cooler cause this shifting issue? Other than that transmission is great all gears work perfectly except the way short slippage into 3rd. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced. Chris

I got the maintenance required light that just came on and did an oil change, spark plugs and wires, O2 sensor distributor cap and exciter. Still the light turns on. I have tried disconnecting the battery, took my dash apart and looked for anything that had a reset, disconnected the battery and touched both positive and negative wires together but still no luck. I have taken it to Advance Auto and Autozone no one can give me an idea of what is going on the truck has 170,684 miles on it. It runs great but that light is driving me nuts. Please help.

transmission works fine on first gears. up shifts and downshifts without a problem, the only thing is that i can't get to go on o/d gear. i tried the overdrive switched on the dash, and changed fluid and filter. no luck.

does the dash have to be removed to replace the heater core

has anyone replaced the metal fuel line in between the tank and the motor? mine has rusted thru, and needs replaced/repaired. 96 dak 318 fuel injected.

Mine is a 5speed manual. This started sporadically and deteriorated rapidly- by day 3 (today 4/30/11) it stalls 99% of the time when coming to a stop (for example coming up to a redlight). As soon as I put the clutch in to take it out of gear-- whether I'm stopping or coasting down a hill, rpm falls and it doesnt stop at the normal idle speed of approx 800, it just keeps right on going past down to zero and dies, but I can save it if I'm quick enough at revving it once or twice and it'll revive and then idle normally when I'm fully stopped. No problems starting in 1st- I dont have to rev it at all, and if it does die while stopping I just turn the key off and recrank it and it starts instantly and runs perfectly, even if engine is still cold and hasnt warmed up yet. No acceleration issues, although rpms drop faster than usual while changing gears. Havent noticed decreased gas mileage (this is only day 3). From reading other sites thinking maybe Idle speed motor? Possibly Throttle position sensor? Also speedometer died too (stuck on zero) right when this started 3 days ago, not sure if odometer/tripometer still working (havent paid attention) which I also read can happen at the same time as the speedometer, but no idea if the 2 issues are related. Constantly recranking at every red light is more of an inconvenience than a serious problem since it restarts instantly, and I know my speed ranges in each gear so dead speedometer isnt really important but if its a cheap fix I'll do it. Any thoughts?

would like to know about the distributer drive gear.

the truck kip dranning the batery change the altanator still have the problem new battery check all grouns good n i still have the problem what can it be

I have a code for that but I dont know the number

how to remove rear hub and rear stud

where is the crankshaft position sensor located

every time i drive my 1998 dodge dakota sport when taking a right hand turn, i get a rubbing sound/feeling on the right front side of the truck.

what are the torque specs for a 04 dakota front wheel bearing with nylon backed locking spindle nut

my truck will not srart it was ok had friend change part known to go out under distributer cap it won't even crank over . had starter checked it is ok. it will start if crossed terminals at starter where do i check next?

Abs and brake lights on I have changed speedo sensor still on. But when the tempature is warm above 70 outside the lights does not come on.

how many gallons of fluid should it take to refill my cooling system after i replaced the water pump

i have a bent valve and motor is missing. how much should this cost?

i have a vibration not only at city speeds but highway speeds also gets worse at highway speeds

this looks like a mess in here


To repair the tie rod right inner does the entire steering assembly need to be replaced or just the tie rod?

no start due to inop fuel pump new pump and filter

have a real bad motor mount and thinking maybe the crankshaft sensor might be bad cause it runs good and then sometimes it run ruff! have changes 2 injectors the timing chain and gears and diatrubuter run out of money have know way to g=have it dianogest,could it be the brain box it was changed when it was wreacked 5 years ago and was a used part!

Not to often, but sometimes the passenger window doesen't work. Could that make the check engine light come on?

The light is on all the time. The manuel for this vehicle says the code is po155.If I change the upstream, right bank 02 sensor, will that fix the problem, and make the light go off and stay off?

drove into parking spot ran o.k. came back 5 minutes later engine wont start. no fuel, pump does not run suspect fuel pump relay or asd relay but cant locate them on the vehicle also dont know how to identify either one help

How long will it take to remove old engine and install a new one. 2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9l 4x4

When I try to start the truck it cranks and acts like it's going to start but won't. I have to hold the gas peddle down to start the truck as soon as I let off the gas it dies.