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#5111 of 5120 06 rear tailight assembly access
May 06, 2006 (3:27 am)
want to install wiring connector kit. dont know hot to repair connector from back of taillight housing.
#5112 of 5120 Re: a/c leaking water under pass carpet HELP! [slickwilliedj]
May 07, 2006 (9:00 am)
Did you find a fix for this problem? I have an 03 and a friend has an 04 with the same problem.
#5113 of 5120 Exhaust Manifold gaskets leaks 2003 4.7
May 13, 2006 (10:09 am)
Has this happened to you , The bolts for the manifold rust and break causing the gasket to fail, Just had the left side replaced now the same thing happened to the right, what is the cause low quality parts .
May 19, 2006 (4:47 pm)
Got an '02 quad. Sometimes hard to shift into 1st gear & have to try a higher gear or let truck roll forward a bit. Is this a clutch issue? Linkage issue?
#5115 of 5120 Re: Manual tranny [bagwingca]
May 21, 2006 (11:59 am)
Sounds like "normal" operation of a heavy-duty truck transmission.
BTW: There is no "linkage" on a hydrolic clutch...its all liquid. (just like your brakes)
I changed the fluid in my manual xmission (and xfercase and differentials) over to RedLine. Not only was shifting noticibally improved, I also gained 2-4 MPG.
#5116 of 5120 p codes 0201 and 0301
Jun 04, 2006 (6:37 pm)
just bought an 01 dakota club cab, and within 2 days the MIL indicator light up. these are the codes that are displayed in the odometer, but am unclear where to start fixing. any ideas??
#5117 of 5120 Re: p codes 0201 and 0301 [tms7432]
Jun 06, 2006 (9:09 am)
0201 is a code for a problem with fuel injection circuitry on cylinder # 1
0301 is code for misfire detectected on cyl # 1
Could be something as easy as a bad wiring connector or could be the injector itself
#5118 of 5120 Re: New Purchase - NEED GUIDANCE [attwood]
Jul 20, 2006 (11:13 am)
Well, my 2003 Club Cab is going on 70,000 miles.
The 2003s got a different and improved set of brakes and I think perform and last longer than the previous years. As Sunburn mentioned, ball joints were an issue on early '03s. The uppers were covered under warranty and still are. The lowers are not. My suggestion is to grease them periodically regardless.
The heater blower motor resistors are famous for failing. Mopar's gone through three interations of the resistor design. The jury's still out, but as indicated the part is fairly inexpensive and easy to install.
Intermediate steerings shafts have a tendency to get rusty and cause a snapping or clunk in the steering. This was also warranted by Dodge in 4x4s. Not sure about 4x2s.
Let's see, some complaints of premature air conditioning failures due to leaky evaporators, and I'd noted a couple of heater core failures as well. The failure rate seems quite low on these items, though.
Oh, yes. The fuel cap. Older Daks experienced failures which trip the MIL indicator and give a diagnostic trouble code of P0456. 2002s and down also experience the rubber fuel vapor return lines cracking causing a similar code.
Can't think of anything else at the moment.
#5119 of 5120 Groaning sound when making slow turn or braking?
Sep 30, 2006 (10:44 am)
I have an 01 Quad with 90 miles and it seems every 20,000 miles or so I start getting a front end or back end groaning sound that seems to start when I apply the brakes or take a slow turn. Dodge dealer has replaced sway bar bushings on a couple occasions and that seems to take of the problem for about 2 years and then the problem returns. In fact I think I have had a couple of bushing chewed up or almost broken in the past. I never drive off road and am getting a tired of paying to have bushing replaced.
Does anyone know how long sway bar bushing should last and is their anyway to prolong their lifespan. I've read on the board that you can lubricate the bushing but I'm not sure what you use (grease/oil?) and how to apply. I assume you have to get inside the bushing to apply the grease which sound complicated.
Any input would be appreciate cause I'm getting tired of the groaning noise but don't want to pay $123 to replace two front front sway bar bushings again.
Thanks - Brake4me
Oct 18, 2006 (8:09 pm)
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