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Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,297
Posted By ArtNJr
> I drove the truck a short distance, and the...

> I drove the truck a short distance, and the speedo was still inop and the CE light still on. So I replaced the speed sensor mounted on the tranny, and same story. After replacing one (or both) of...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By ArtNJr
Looks like the pinion bearing is shot. Blew the...

Looks like the pinion bearing is shot. Blew the gear oil seal out too.
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,612
Posted By ArtNJr
If you can bolt it together you can take it...

If you can bolt it together you can take it apart. And put Locktite on the threads when you put it back together again.

I went thru a similar deal when a left front wheel bearing on my '98 2500HD...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 09-22-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,936
Posted By ArtNJr
Two completely different companies & a Fram...

Two completely different companies & a Fram filter is about the last one you want -- cardboard end caps, pressure relief valves that leak, etc. -- the quality is nowhere near what it once was. Since...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 09-11-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By ArtNJr
That's an excellent point. For many years, most...

That's an excellent point. For many years, most vehicles have had a "sealed" cooling system, if there's any air in it, you WILL have an overheating problem & it can take quite some time to get all...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-11-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,612
Posted By ArtNJr
If the problem's that simple, I have a simple...

If the problem's that simple, I have a simple solution -- red LockTite (liquid threadlocker) on the threads. I've had Harley-Davidson motorcycles for many years (1947 Knucklehead, 1995 Sportster,...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,612
Posted By ArtNJr
Great that it's not a big deal to check the...

Great that it's not a big deal to check the pinion nut itself (the Dana differentials on my truck are different), but I'd want to know more -- like what's the "runout" of the pinion gear & the ring...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,612
Posted By ArtNJr
Yes, but it's not a simple job. You could do it...

Yes, but it's not a simple job. You could do it in the driveway if you had the tools, but it'd take quite a while, especially if you've never pulled the differential cover & gotten into the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 4.7 Liter V8 09-09-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,718
Posted By ArtNJr
Back pressure would not be the issue -- but the...

Back pressure would not be the issue -- but the change in the content of the exhaust gasses would. If you remove the catalytic converter(s), the O2 sensor(s) would give the engine control module the...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 09-08-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,612
Posted By ArtNJr
Have y'all made reports about this issue to the...

Have y'all made reports about this issue to the Nat'l. Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) ?

http://www.nhtsa.gov/

And presuming Canada has a similar agency, to it?

I couldn't say how...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 09-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By ArtNJr
Factory speedometers & even GPS available to the...

Factory speedometers & even GPS available to the public (not as accurate as military) aren't all that accurate to begin with, but your tire diameter / circumference didn't change all that much either...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 09-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By ArtNJr
A quick glance @ a chart on a Tire Rack website...

A quick glance @ a chart on a Tire Rack website lists the new tires as being 34 1/2 inches tall. Your speedo & tach SEEM to read the same & an auto trans would still shift @ the same indicated...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
I also happened across the article linked below &...

I also happened across the article linked below & it's a good one about the different types of differentials on the market & what they're best @ doing
...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-02-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
And here's a comment from a Jeep forum you may...

And here's a comment from a Jeep forum you may find useful -- comparing Detroit TrueTrac & Locker units:

"I have Truetrac units at both ends and for my use, the beach and winter driving, there...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-02-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
I have no personal experience with the Auburn...

I have no personal experience with the Auburn gear unit, but I read thru a couple threads in other forums where guys were comparing & the Auburn didn't get many votes -- they say it wears faster & is...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-30-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By ArtNJr
Louder, yes, but I disagree with "better". I ran...

Louder, yes, but I disagree with "better". I ran my (Cummins diesel) truck which did not come from the factory with a Cat for a little while with only the pipe coming from the turbo (ends under the...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By ArtNJr
I can certainly understand that (you can get a...

I can certainly understand that (you can get a diesel for less) & I did a quick internet search for "crate motors" which would apply to your truck -- yeah, they are 7 grand & more! I didn't think a...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By ArtNJr
^^^ Good advice there. And it's nice to...

^^^ Good advice there.

And it's nice to see manufacturers going to disc brakes all the way around -- drum brakes are a PITA !!!
Forum: Electrical 08-26-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By ArtNJr
Yes. But the cruise control will not set @ any...

Yes. But the cruise control will not set @ any given speed. I found out about the vacuum part of the system & there was a broken line, but I fixed that problem.



Right. I don't tow a trailer...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
Correct in the respect that with a 4x4 you need...

Correct in the respect that with a 4x4 you need to have the same differential gear ratio front & rear, so if your truck came with 3.92:1 gears (on both ends) you can't put 3.55's in the back. Oh,...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 08-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By ArtNJr
Yeah, there was some PDF program I tried before &...

Yeah, there was some PDF program I tried before & I think from Adobe which did the "watermark" deal & put a little ad in the corner of your doc saying this document was produced by, or something like...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-26-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
Then the question is what better rear end will...

Then the question is what better rear end will replace your problem one & be as close to a "bolt-on" as possible. The answer is there are 100's of rear ends you can use & while I don't know about...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-25-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ArtNJr
I wish I could answer with more detail, but what...

I wish I could answer with more detail, but what I'd do in your situation is check with salvage yards to find a truck which has the same rear end. It may take several phone calls, talking to wrecker...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 08-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By ArtNJr
IF you can print the whole file out on paper,...

IF you can print the whole file out on paper, then you can save the whole file as a PDF, by using the method / programs I described.
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 08-25-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By ArtNJr
Just for comparison purposes, '98.5 Club Cab...

Just for comparison purposes, '98.5 Club Cab 2500HD 4x4, 5.9 diesel, 24-valve, electronically controlled, 4.10 gears & 12.50 x 33 x 16.5 tires -- I've changed back & forth between all-terrain &...
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