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Frankie Don

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Hi...I have a P0500 code on my ram van.It means 'vehicle speed-sensor malfunction'. Am I confusing this speed-sensor with the transmission output shaft speed-sensor or is the v.s.s.related to the A.B.S system? I am thinking maybe I have a transmission problem..but maybe not..........Thanks for any response.


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The fuel-supply line quick-connector on my Dodge Ram van is leaking and it is impossible right now to purchase a replacement of any kind.I examined it and has concluded that the vinyl o-ring is the problem,not the rubber o-rings that are also installed with the vinyl one.I'm thinking that I could cut the connector off and connect the line to the tank with a piece of rubber-hose and two clamps.....Is there any thing wrong with that idea? I mean, regular clamps should hold the pressure......part of the line is connected with a piece of rubber-hose and no clamps as original equipment.....agree or disagree?....Thanks for a prompt response.....frankiedon.


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Dodge ram van 5.2L ; I have had a catalyst and evap monitors flashing on my carmd code reader for over a year.I have replaced both oxygen sensors before and aft. Driven the van numerous times stop and go etc. Do the flashing monitors mean that something is wrong or just that the monitors are not running and if they are not running would'nt that mean that something is not functioning?....Confused. Thank you .


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I removed the resistor which is in the upper part of the a/c box and looked at the 3-springs.All are intact.


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Hi p0122 is throttle position sensor circuit low input meaning that the power feed is missing: I would visually check the connector that leads to the t.p.s. see if it is secure,carefully disconnect it and apply some diellectric grease.If the wires are all intact and the grease does'nt make a difference then a test on the sensor and the circuit will have to be performed carefully so as not to short circuit the computer.I suggest you purchase a repair manual which will explain how to carry out the test carefully and you will need a multimeter as well.Haynes or chilton manuals are available at auto shops.....I don't have the code P1693.It is not very difficult to replace the t.p.s.just remove the two srews that holds it to the throttle body unplug the connector and reverse the procedure. Disconnect the negative battery lead while working on it.


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What about the rubbers in the strut bars.The strut bars are close to the seat .But I would also check the trans. mount.


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There is a sensor or solinoid on the extension housing of the trans. It is high up in a corner .I wish I knew what it is because it leaks fluid but I don't want to trouble it before I know what it does and if it just needs a new rubber ring.Any one knows ? Thanks for any help.


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Need to know if my transmission is a 36rh or 46rh. It has electronic overdrive because it can be shut off with a button.I have gathered some info. that seems to be saying that the trans. in the 1995 to 2001 1500to 2500 v8 5.2L is 36rh.On the other hand the 1500 to 3500 1995to 2003 v8 5.2L has 46rh.It is one or the other but I can't decide.My van has a 318 engine. Is there a more specific way to be sure? thanks for any help.


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Driving with a low tank can cause problems and if debris is in the tank the pump will be damaged either by the debris or lack of lubrication as the gas lubricates the pump.It is best to keep tank closer to half.


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If the coolant is disappearing fast, lost of power, white smoke from exhaust,and no visible signs of a leak then one would have to conclude a broken head-gasket or cracked block or head but I would rather think it is a head-gasket myself for now.A pressure test on the cooling system would confirm.I also believe that if there is a blockkage like a collapsed radiator hose or blockkage in the radiator it could make the water boil away but I suppose one would see the steam.


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