frankie don

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Question Asked: V.S.S.
October 25, 2014, 04:37 PM
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.
Question Asked: substituting original quick-connector fitting on fuel-supply line...5.2L
March 21, 2014, 12:37 PM
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.
Question Asked: About catalyst and evap monitors flashing on carmd code reader.
March 13, 2014, 07:23 AM
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 .
Question Asked: Blower motor operates only on high speed.It's a 5.2L v-8
February 27, 2014, 12:25 PM
I removed the resistor which is in the upper part of the a/c box and looked at the 3-springs.All are intact.
Question Asked: Hi again, 5.2 L 318 engine dodge ram b2500 van.
September 29, 2013, 07:35 AM
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.
Question Asked: HI , my van is a 5.2L dodge ram 2500. trans. type.
September 29, 2013, 07:24 AM
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.
Question Answered: van starts no power to move
October 08, 2015, 05:25 AM
Hi, It could be the power train computer that's bad. I drive a dodge ram 2001 which I bought in 2005, shortly after the same thing happened.Luckily the p.c.m. was still under warranty....It, of course had to be towed into the dealership. frankiedon
Question Answered: i have 2 codes P0122 and P1693. where are the parts located.
September 30, 2013, 09:52 AM
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.
Question Answered: what is clunking noise under driver's seat under van
September 29, 2013, 07:44 AM
What about the rubbers in the strut bars.The strut bars are close to the seat .But I would also check the trans. mount.
Question Answered: what is the ECM? where is it located?also i'm trying to figure out why it stalls
September 29, 2013, 07:08 AM
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.
Question Answered: Why engine overheat and the fluid is gone fast.
August 26, 2013, 09:34 AM
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.
Question Answered: My vehicle is having problems starting.
August 26, 2013, 09:20 AM
If the bendix gear is damaged it will jam in the ring-gear and won't return like it is suppose to.If it is not damaged then a little light oil on the bendix worm can help it to return but the only way to know would be to remove the starter and have a look at the gear for damage to the bendix and or ring-gear.This kind of a problem could also be a sluggish solinoid or dirty starter motor inside not making proper contact.Also neutral/start switch and/or the transmission gear selector not properly engaged.Some times the gear-selector needs adjusting in order for the n/s switch to function: look at the P.R.N.D.L. gear-selector carefully and see if the letters are corresponding to the gear shift lever.Also play around with it from P.to N.and try cranking if it cranks sometimes and sometimes not then it may need adjusting first and then check N/S switch if condition does not change.A repair manual for your model can be purchased at Advance auto which will indicate where everything is.
Question Answered: WHAT WOULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO HESITATE AFTER VEHICLE WARMS UP???
August 26, 2013, 08:10 AM
Hi It is a possible Throttle Position Sensor weather it is fuel injected or carburettor.But a scan would confirm it.
Question Answered: my trans has a whine noise and kicks a bit hard on quick drive offs. HELP!
August 26, 2013, 08:01 AM
If you could obtain a scan,a trouble code could be set in the computer that would point in the right direction; free scans are available at auto parts stores like Advance auto and Auto zone.The whining could be the pump.It may need an adjustment of the bands or it may have a worn part like a bearing or other .A dealership workshop or a reputable transmission shop would diagnose the problem.Usually automatics are not d.i.y. jobs other than changing the fluid.If you replaced the fluid your self check that it was the correct fluid for your make and model because it is very important.A B.G.FLUSH is it good thing for a transmission and it's available at the dealership for $100plus . I had a B.G.flush done on my van twice already and I recommend it .
Question Answered: what should i look for when my blinkers and hazzard lights quit working
August 26, 2013, 07:28 AM
Well: the circuit, the bulbs, the fuse, the relays,the switch itself.The sockets that the bulbs are in could be corroded: remove the lens to see if corrosion is present and if the bulb is dark,which means it is blown, and I would replace all the bulbs while I am at it because they tend to blow close together.the switch could be worn and loosing contact inside. The circuit wires could be short-circuiting somewhere .Use diaelectric grease to pre vent corrosion.
Question Answered: the engine light on. can't pass smog whats the deal. whats the bad news cost
August 24, 2013, 06:15 AM
Did you have it scanned to see if a diagnostic code is present: that would help a great deal by pointing in the right direction.If you can't get the van to an auto zone for a scan, then it will be necessary to buy a cheap scanner at Amazon.com.However,check the p.c.v. valve by pulling it out and see if it has strong vacuum and check for vacuum leaks generally and also check the emissions control system like the charcoal canister ,the purge valve solinoid ,leak detection pump and removable filter,the vent line to the tank.My dodge ram has a replaceable filter connected to the leak detection system.Check all the hoses for cracks .Normally it is done with a smoke machine which is very expensive.But if you squeeze the hoses at the connection points one can see if they are soft and musshy.The most difficult part to check is where the vent line connects to the tank because it means lowering the tank.
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Comment: Pushing the Needle Too Far: How Long Can You Drive on Empty?
August 24, 2013, 02:55 AM
I've also heard that driving on low fuel can damage the fuel injectors for the same reason that it will damage the fuel pump,.......lack of lubrication.It is silly to risk it, unless of course you have a large bank account and you are always itching to spend money.