Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 8:20 PM
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#2990 of 3275 Re: 2000 Ram 1500 vrs 2000 f-150 [t42jl]
Apr 05, 2006 (7:21 pm)
I suspect that your mechanic has a anti-Dodge bias.
I managed a fleet of LD pickups some years ago for my company. The 2000 F150 was a pretty good truck, in my opinion. In my experience, however, the Dodge and Ford of that year were about as close as you'll ever get in terms of reliability. They both have their pluses and minuses. You shouldn't go wrong with either one.
#2991 of 3275 Re: Transmission shifts drag out [hubbsy]
Apr 07, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Have you had any success on what the problem might be? I have a 98 Ram 1500 and having the same problem and worried to drive it. I had it in a shop and they seemed to think the it was an acutator valve in the transmission. I have yet to fix it becuase of the cost is much more that I can handle right now. Have you heard of this being the problem of the shifting?
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#2993 of 3275 Re: Transmission Light Came ON! [cesar54]
Apr 08, 2006 (6:06 am)
Check the transmission fluid level first. I'm assuming you have an automatic. The manual will tell you how to check fluid level.
Is the check engine light on? If it is on, you can get the code(s) manually. Get paper and pencil in case there are more than one.
Here's how: Put the key in the ignition and cycle it on-off-on off-on. Look at the odometer and in a few seconds numbers will appear. These are your fault codes. Go to Auto Zone, they will tell you what the codes are.
#2994 of 3275 TO ALL THAT ARE HAVING ABS PROBLEMS
Apr 08, 2006 (7:32 am)
After reading all the post, and talking to the dealership, it is odivious that Dodge has installed alot of faulty ABS modules. It seems to me that all the owners having this problem should get together and see about getting something done! The dealer told me that, ya my ABS module is "defective" and for a thousand dollars they would replace it and the wiring harness. My truck had about 38,000 miles on it when it fried the ABS module, this to me is pathetic. But the big american auto makers can't understand why people are buying foreign cars!
#2995 of 3275 emergency brakes on dodge ram 1500 4x4
Apr 08, 2006 (2:07 pm)
I am finding that my emergency brake goes to the floor with very little holding power. Is there an adjustment for this or will it require more extensive repairs. My son has removed the rear wheels and find that the emergency brake is a separate brake on the inside of the hub. Is this correct and how do we repair this. I'm looking for all the help I can get.
Apr 08, 2006 (5:18 pm)
Unless design has radically changed, there should be a horizontal slot toward the bottom of each backing plate, possibly covered by a rubber dust cover...
Remove the dust cover, and if you stick a flat blade screwdriver (or a wider "brake adjusting tool") you can slowly click a starwheel to push the rear brake shoes (the ones specifically for the parking brake) until they rub up againt the inside surface of the rear disc rotor...then, back off 2-3 clicks so that the wheel spins freely without friction...that is only if the brake shoe surface is too far away from the inside rotor surface...
another possibility is to check the parking brake cable and see if it is snug or slack...if snug, then it is probably the inside brake shoes that are the problem...if it has slack, then when you step on the parking brake, you are pulling up the cable slack without applying the actual brake, hence, no parking brake...in that case, there is a cable adjuster used to take out the slack...
And, it could be both...
#2997 of 3275 Re: Transmission shifts drag out [xochiltz1]
Apr 09, 2006 (5:31 am)
I'm taking it to a guy today that says it is a kick down cable that is sticking. He is a transmission tech for the local Dodge dealer. I will get back with you later to let you know.
#2998 of 3275 p1762 and p0455 error codes - transmission shifting
Apr 09, 2006 (7:25 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge ram with 71000 miles. It is showing 2 ORDII codes: P0455 (probably gas cap) and p1762(govonor pressure sensor offset improper voltage).
On the p0455 code - When I go to buy a new gas cap, is a non-oem cap from the local autoparts store ok or do I have to go buy one from Dodge?
On the P1762 code - my transmission is sometimes not shifting properly from first to 2nd to 3rd. It just does it every other time. If I let the truck warm up for a couple of minutes and the gas tank is at least 1/2 full it always shifts ok. What are the easy steps to take for fixing this one? Any ideals?
#2999 of 3275 Re: p1762 and p0455 error codes - transmission shifting [joelocal]
Apr 10, 2006 (7:25 am)
I have an 2003, I bought the gas cap from Dodge. It was like 16 or 18 bucks. I figured if the emissions system was that sensitive, I would just go OEM. I didn't disconnect the battery or clear the codes. it took a few days for the light to go out. That was a month ago.