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My dodge 360 will not start. it has low compression on all cylinders and zero on the back two on the right bank. it is getting fuel, seems to be firing. burned oil for a long time and it looks as though there is coolant in the oil so im thinking bad headgsket. but will that cause it not to start? let me know what you think and how much you think it would be to fix it. parts mainly since I will do it myself. I just don't want to tear it apart without knowing if its even worth the time to tear apart. It died on the highway, first it started shaking like crazy, its done this for a while when under pressure, so I let off so it shake itself out of the truck, then it lost all power, sputtered, and died. Will turn over and over but will not start. thanks for your help
94-01 should be able to go in it. but make sure they have the same engine VIN number. i think its the fifth character and the 5.2 is a x i think, but dont quote me on that part.
I have been trying to find where the plugin for the wireing harness for a brake controller on my jeep is. It has the factory installed plugs on back but i cant find the little blue plug that the controller plugs into. I aked the people at the local dealership where it is but they were no help, as usual. Everything i find says it is under the dash but i cant find it. If anyone has foudn it, it would be very helpful as i need to pull a camper with it soon. Thankyou.
My 360 is burning a good amount of oil and would prefer not to sell the truck, especially considering the fact that a newer and better one worth my time will cost at least 10 grand, which I don't have. I found a used engine at a scrap shop for 500 bucks but since it doesn't have a vehicle with it I cant start to hear it run and everything. How would I go about checking it so I don't spend a lot of time and money on an engine that is in sores shape than the one I have now. Thanks for your help.
My truck uses around 4 quarts of oil every 150 miles i need to take the truck 1200 miles round trip. How bad of an idea is this if i keep a close eye on the oil level and everything? I know its not idea but i dont have a whole lot of choice in the matter right now. Thank you for your help.
Not sure about the ABS stuff, but my shift down cable has been broken for months now. (My idiot of a freind was trying to jump his truck off mine and revved the engine slightly to get more voltage out of the alternator and broke the shift down plastic connector off, 160 dollars to fix it at the dealership, can't fix it myself without a computer to reprogram the module in.) Before i figured out exactly what was happening and the resoning it just wouldn't shift down, now the cable is held on to the throttle assembly by a nail and some duct tape. You can drive without it, just don;t expeect it to shift when you want it to. As far as the ABS stuff goes i would definitly take it in if there is a recall on it, i wouldn't pass up the free service on it myself.
My 1999 does the same with all heating and cooling functions. I found this on a recall website, don't ask which i dont remember. What happens is when you get on the gas, the engine sucks more air from the intake, which is where your vaccum hoses for the HVAC run from. This extra pull to the engine takes away from the HVAC vaccum causing it to engage a different blower direction. It probably starts blowing out of the feet only or the defrost, thats what mine does. You can supposedly fix this by buying somekind of a bypass valve that goes on the T area up next to the firewall, however mine has it and it still does it. My truck came with it so I don't know how bad it was before this valve thing was put on but depending how how much it does it and if it only does it when you really put the petal to the metal like mine, I would leave it be instead of wasting your time and money on this valve thing.
This has happened twice now. My 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9Litre V-8 starts doing what feels like the shake of death. I'll be driving down the highway just fine, then all of sudden it starts shaking like no other, this time the Check Engine light blinked a couple of times then went off. It usually happens when i am driving up a hill and there is alot of stress on the engine. (Low RPM but still hauling heavily) This last time was the worst so far. It feels as though it is in the front of the truck, but i cant find any joint that are loose or bearings or anything like that. My mechanic uncle was with me the first time and he doesn't even have any idea what it could be since nothing seems to be loose. I dont think this matters, but my engine is burning oil pretty good, about 4 quarts every 150-175 miles. I also have new ball joints and u-joints on the front axle and new front ABS sensors, new tires, tie rod joints, front end alignment, rear bearings, and a few other things with the suspension that i cant think of off hand. Any questions about what was done just ask and i can find out. Thankyou for your help.
My jeep blows white smoke out of the tail pipe when i start it but stops after a few minutes. The engine check light is on and keeps coming after being cleared 3 times by a shop. 2 times by a shop once by a dealer. The code says that it has a misfire on the 8th cylinder but it has only misfired one time, all though it was shaking like crazy when it did it. It also lost all of its coolant once but hasnt lost any since. I had the spark plugs replaced to fix the misfire and seemed to but the computer doesnt seem to think so. Unfortunatly i havnt been driving it as much as i used to because to protect it from people at work, (no respect for nice looking vehicles), i dont know if that has any effect or not but im clueless and dont want to blow thousands of dollars at a dealer to find out that its not what i paid for. Thanks for help
If the whining is intermittent like it goes for a few seconds then stops for a few then goeas again it would probably be your AC compressor, mine does it to. Try turning the climate controls to off and wait a minute to see if it stops. If it doesnt stop it is probably your power steering fluid or pump itself. Or worse but probably not your torque converter.