Field Mechanic 3140

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Question Answered: starter
June 29, 2009, 01:01 PM
The starter is located under the engine on the back at the bottom. You can got ot Auto Zone and look there to get step by step instructions on how to fix this.
Question Answered: climate control
June 28, 2009, 03:51 PM
Yea that sucks if it was just temp issue it would be a easy fix but if you say its not the vacum or temp. selector than its in the control box its self and the dash will have to come out some in order to gain access in the box it sounds like the door in the box broke or the clip broke. Sorry theres no cheap way to fix this problem I have seen around 1,000 to fix it.
Question Answered: How do you change out the alternator?
June 28, 2009, 03:16 PM
Well first of all un hook the battery cables. Take the belt of around the alt. and unblolt it from the engine,then if it has a removable pulley remove it form the alt. Then put it back on the new alt. and follow the steps in reverse,or go to Auto and sighn up for there free online service books its free and it will show you step by step also haw to remove and install a alt.
Question Answered: Transmission
June 28, 2009, 03:09 PM
I would take it to a shop and let them scan for codes,just because there is not a code does not mean anything, in order to log a code the sensor or what ever it mey be has to fall below or go above what ever the set paramater is in the ecm program. If it was me and I thought is was a code I would hook up a computer to it and test drive it to see live data on the engine and trans., Now there has been several tourqe converter failures with these Ford Super Dutys I have replaced several of them in our field service trucks here at Cat. and some trans. to thats why I say to look at some live data first if you think it maybe a sensor.One more thing is there any rattleing form the trans. when idling or in gear with your foot on the brake.
Question Answered: cost to replace starter 2000 ford taurus lx
June 28, 2009, 03:01 PM
Yes in my opinion thats way to much for labor,now if that price included a starter and labor thats not a bad price but just for labor, I would find some where else thats to high.
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Car Review: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500
June 28, 2009, 03:39 PM
This truck has 114,869 miles on it and like every other Dodge this year or older the dash has cracked every where even when the windows are cracked and a vent shade in the winsheild in the hot South Texas sun. The dash was only 2 years old with 56,000 miles on the truck. the other interior is kind of cheap byt is okay its just the plastic parts.I have had Ford Super Duty work trucks up to 10 years old with no cracked dashes shame on you Dodge they know of and admited that there is a dash problem. A/C comp. is in the worse place its on the bottom of the motor on the exaust/turbo side and that produces the most heat over there and the engine is desighned to suck the heat out the bottom and it goes right over the A/C Comp. I have had to put 3 A/C systems on my truck my self im a retired Field Mechanic form Cat. Besides that the truck runs good has plenty of power and has never left stranded any where. Chnaged oil in it every 5,000 miles with Rotella 15w40 and keeps on going. Cummins replaced the injection pump and lift pump for free when it started acting up at 96,000 miles and updated with new injection pump and lift pump this was before low sulpher diesel. I put Lucas diesel fuel additive in the fuel tank when I fill up to suppliment for the low sulpher diesel. Besides that it a great truck I use it to two 15,000 punds all the time and has never let me down.
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