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#1016 of 4362 Recalling Dodge pickup trucks
Aug 01, 2001 (10:47 am)
DETROIT, Aug. 1 — The U.S. unit of DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling 216,100 Dodge pickup trucks because of a potential problem with the driver’s side airbag.
THE PROBLEM, ANNOUNCED by federal regulators in a monthly list of automotive recalls on Tuesday, has been detected in 1997-2000 models of the Dakota and Durango and 1997-2001 models of the Dodge Ram pickup
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said about 216,100 of the trucks were included in the recall.
In some of the vehicles, sound muffling material inside the steering wheel could become detached and wind up disabling the driver’s side air bag system, NHTSA said.
The recall began in June but was not announced by NHTSA until this week.
Aug 01, 2001 (12:15 pm)
You said all 4 corners when using your jack. Just this morning I came out to a flat rear tire and changed it, but the manual specified jackpoint for the rear tires is the axle between the leaf springs and the shocks. Easiest tire change I ever did, the tire came off the ground with very few cranks of the jack(2001 QC 4x4 T&Hpackage). Did you have success using the jack on the frame for rear tire change? Just curious...
#1018 of 4362 ANOTHER RECALL??
Aug 01, 2001 (12:20 pm)
2 within a week.. !!!
#1019 of 4362 Here I go again!
Aug 01, 2001 (12:33 pm)
Warped rotors...ahh such familiarity. This Friday I go back to the dealer.
Since its a known fact to me that OEM rotors are pure garbage my goal is to get Chrysler to fund replacement aftermarket units. Already priced out a Raybestos unit (made in USA by the way) from NAPA for $67.13 + tax.
I know its a long shot on getting Chrysler to work with me on this but I plan to hit the advisor with my report to the NHTSA on Dodge brakes. See what he says about it.
#1020 of 4362 Warped Rotors
Aug 01, 2001 (4:53 pm)
A few weeks ago I took my '00 in for the 1 year once over. Excessive noise coming through the door seals, power steering fluid on the low end for some reason, new version oil cap and the rotors are starting pulse. The oil cap and door seals are on order, told me to fill up the power steering myself and that the rotors (all brake components) were only covered up to 12K (I have 17.6K on it now).
Are rotors only covered up to 12K?
Aug 01, 2001 (6:05 pm)
yes, according to the documents.. I am going to try to nail them on the fact this started WAY before 12K. SO I will see; I don't know which way Chrysler will go on this.
WIll keep updates going..if anyone is interested.
#1022 of 4362 ethuresson - jacking "all four corners"
Aug 01, 2001 (9:04 pm)
When I said that "I have used the tire jack on all four corners" of my truck, I was just trying to use a little mildly humorous slang. I actually placed the jack at the locations shown in the diagrams on the jack handle carry case -- the frame just aft and inboard of the front wheels and the rear axle just inboard of the leaf springs.
#1023 of 4362 Front Rotors
Aug 02, 2001 (1:12 pm)
I realize that the ultimate solution is to get an quality-made rotor, Mopar or not, but I'll get these trued up for now. Anyone out there trying non-Mopar rotors, keep us apprised of your experiences so the rest of us can make the right decision, eventually.
Just returned from backpacking a portion the Tuscarora Trail in south central PA. It was uphill both ways, hot, rocky and dry. QC got us there and back, the rest we did the old fashion way.
Aug 02, 2001 (3:33 pm)
spike50: This is off the subject a little bit, but I coudn't resist. Had been planning a hike to the same area during the first week in September. Have previously hiked from Colonel Denning state park to junction with AT at Darlington Trail and back. Was planning to go south from Colonel Denning to Cowan's Gap state park and back this year. What section did you actually hike? I have not been overly impressed with the Tuscarora Trail so far. If it is no better south of Colonel Denning state park, I may go to plan 2 and hike the Bartram Trail in North Carolina instead.
Speaking of brakes, I am rapidly approaching 12,000 miles on my 00 Dakota. So far I have not had any problem with my brakes, although my 91 Dakota had all kinds of problems. If I am going to have problems I wish it would start now so that I could get them fixed under warranty.
#1025 of 4362 Of brakes, rotors and such
Aug 02, 2001 (3:44 pm)
.. I am wondering if my fuse box transplant somehow altered my rotors. 31,000 (I commute a long way...)miles, (mostly highway) and NO rotor problems as mentioned here. No weird feelings, no vibration etc. A mild chirp but i am told it is from the slight vibration of the pads which a new shim plate or an after market sticky stuff on the back of the pad should fix.(bpeebles.. is this technically accurate?)
Anyway.. No brake problems.. even my earlier "groves" have all but cleared up and even my tire tread looks almost new.. no uneven wear anywhere...