Chuck Dodge

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Question Answered: Drivein down road started to cut out and died. Cranks won't start.
January 09, 2015, 10:17 PM
That could be the crank shaft sensor.I know the 3.8 from Chevy had major issues with that.a friend had one that was doing the same and after we replaced that sensor it was happy.Not sure what that entails on your car but it wouldn't hurt to look into was fairly simple on the Chevy and they're bad about making things hard to work on.
Question Answered: check engine light is on pulled codes P0700 & P2767 what will fix this?
January 29, 2014, 04:12 PM
Both of those codes have something to do with the tranny. the p0700 is a transmission control system malfunction, or TCM. The p2767 is a speed control module malfunction. They more likely than not could be linked since the speed sensor is in the tranny, which would cause the control system malfunction code if the sensor is bad. Unfortunately the nest way to tell is have a professional with a scanner that can communicate with the TCM and pull the codes on that to see what the real problem is. Is the speedo working right?
Question Answered: how do you turn off service light whenb you do the service yourself
January 29, 2014, 04:05 PM
Take it up to oreillys and have them clear the code. Its free and they can also pull current codes as well. I do it all the time. They actually just hand me the scanner when I ask for it when I walk in now. I think auto zone does it too but not sure. Don't have one of those near by
Question Answered: What year used or rebuilt engines can I replace my Dodge Ram 1500 V-8's with?
July 05, 2013, 04:01 PM
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.
Question Asked: Trailer Brake Controller plugin
April 14, 2013, 03:07 PM
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.
Question Asked: how to tell if shelf engine is good
March 05, 2013, 03:41 PM
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.
Question Asked: Long Trip With Engine Burning Oil, Good or Bad Idea
January 20, 2013, 05:15 PM
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.
Question Answered: on the recall about the abs ,my light stays on and brake light ,is recalled
December 24, 2012, 12:03 PM
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.
Question Answered: Why does the heat turn off when I push on the gas pedal?
December 24, 2012, 11:48 AM
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.
Question Asked: Major shake of death
December 23, 2012, 07:58 AM
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.
Question Asked: Engine light on and wont go off and blows white smoke
November 08, 2012, 07:14 PM
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
Question Answered: my 1999 dodge ram 1500 4x4 when its idling it make a whining noise.
November 08, 2012, 06:25 PM
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.
Question Asked: how do i get a yellow bug stain off
November 05, 2012, 04:35 PM
i need to get a yellow bug stain off my white bumper
Question Asked: Would anyone know if i can fairly eaily put a 03/04 5.7 hemi in a 1999 dodge ram
July 11, 2012, 06:37 PM
I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 4x4 with a 5.9 360 in it that burns oil, i want to maybe put a 03/04 5.7 hemi in it to replace the 360, but I'm not sure if everything will hook or not has anyone done this before?
Question Asked: When driving there is a slight rattling feeling in steering wheel.
June 24, 2012, 02:58 PM
When i drive over slight bumps in the road I feel a rattling type feeling in the wteering wheel not sure if this has to do with the fact that i have loose steering or not. Besides the loose steering I am having no other problems in the steering.
Question Asked: major loss in oil can;t pinpoint problem
May 21, 2012, 06:49 AM
my 1999 dodge has been losing a lot of oil. by a lot i mean over 20 quarts in 1000 miles. I know its not a head gasket or plain old head because its not losing coolant. i know its not a leak because at that rat there should be oil all over the place under the hood and i put a peice fo cardboard under neath it to make sure, no drips. I hope someone can give me an idea of what to check and maybe and estimate on cost thanks
Question Answered: My 99 Dodge Ram will not go faster than 20 MPH and the RPM's
May 13, 2012, 05:15 PM
Your exhaust system might be clogged causing the engine a hard time in breathing. get that checked out
Question Answered: how come every now and then my truck kicks out of 1st gear.
May 13, 2012, 05:11 PM
You might need fluid check that and add if it needs, my car does the same sometimes
Question Asked: How do you accuratley check the transmission fluid in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier
May 13, 2012, 09:38 AM
I have been told that you pull a plug in the front of the transmission and pour fluid in the top until it comes out, I ended up pouring a whole liter into it and still nothing came out. i am afraid to overfill it and cause something to fry. I do not see why Chevy couldn't just do like every one else and put a dip stick on the tranny
Problem Reported: Foam pad between inner door panel and door may stop buzzing
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
Installing a foam pad between the inner door panel and the door can repair a buzzing caused by the door speaker.
Problem Reported: Vehicle Drifts/Pulls to One Side When Brakes Are Applied
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

Some models could have a severe drift or pull to one side when the brakes were applied. If this is not caused by a dragging brake caliper, there is a service bulletin describing the step-by-step diagnosis and many possible solutions. Our technicians note the most common solutions are performing a four wheel alignment, checking torque on suspension components, installing shims between the wheels and hubs, and replacing the suspension arms.

Car Review: 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
July 11, 2012, 07:23 PM
I inherited this car from my grandfather, he baught it new and being that he still lives in 1950 this car has absolutely nothing in it, I'm surprised it has A\C. The only realy good thing is the great gas mileage and the half way decent audio quality, that is if you can pick anything up in it, I only pick up about a quarter of the stations I can pick up in my Dodge truck or Jeep. Other wise I can't stand the car. It is entirely too small inside, sits way too low to the ground, hard to get in and out of and I'm young. The seats are very uncomfortable and the drivers seat hurts your back when the cushioning gets a little worn down, there is a metal bar int he back. The A\C never actually gets cold, I've recharged plenty of times, the heat takes for ever to get warm in the winter. Rides horribly, as though there are no shocks at all. The steering feels funny, not sure how to explain it. Brakes stop as though you are towing 7000lbs on a trailer that doesn't have brakes. Believe me, I know how that feels in a truck. The brights aren't bright enough to turn off when I come to another car. The engine has no power, my riding lawn mower has a bigger engine, this thing has no pick up power. Everything inside is in a horrible place, especially the cup holders, one time I had one of those big 46oz cup you get at the gas station in the car, long story mad short I had a lot of Dr. Pepper to clean by the time I got the drink in and out of the holder, the rear holders in the arm rest don't hold anything. Plus it doesn't help matters that everything is extremely flimsy and cheaply made. The engine of my Jeep alone weighs more than this car weighs it seems like. My father always bought GM vehicles for some reason that only makes sense on Mars, and after the experiences with all six of them, I will never buy another GM vehicle.
Car Review: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
July 11, 2012, 06:51 PM
I bought this truck as a third owner, this truck was driven to near death, literally. I have the Laramie SLT with 5.9litre 360 and 4x4 with an automatic transmission. This truck is almost fully loaded there might be two or three option it doesn't have. The only real problems are the feel of the brakes, their not as tight as I might like them but they do thier job. The A/C takes a while to get cold even after I recharged it, but once it gets there it is ice cold. The steering seem to be quite loose, not sure if that has to do with some kind of adjustments or not and it could some heavier suspension components for my liking. Overall this truck is very dependable and luxurious, will tow or haul anything I have ever wanted, (around 7000lbs on a trailer so far and around 1500lbs payload so far.) Great truck in nearly all aspects.
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