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by SeppW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Throttle body spacer?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Throttle body spacer?

Hard to say if there are real performance gains. Relatively inexpensive, so all you have to lose is the investment of money to buy it and time to install it.
by SeppW
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: EMF or Dynatrac Ball Joints?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: EMF or Dynatrac Ball Joints?

EMF. CJC Off Road appears to be in stock. Pay attention to install instructions. EMF has some You Tube videos on installation too, especially the tightening of the forcing cone, or whatever it's called, is pretty important. The OE ball joints were fine, but I replaced them anyway. It's an all day jo...
by SeppW
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch help
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Winch help

Now I have to clean that plug/switch lead. But for now the rope is spooled up and tucked away. Well I forgot to mention to keep tension on the cable or might end up with bird nest, like on a fishing reel. Sounds like it didn't. If it's not the remote or receptacle, then likely culprit in the soleno...
by SeppW
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch help
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Winch help

Jumper cable from a 12v battery, attach jumper between Fi and A or F2 and A on motor case. Attach neg cable from battery to motor case and touch positive to either F1 or F2 that isn't jumped to terminal A. I can't recall which F terminal is fwd or rev.
by SeppW
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Aftermarket ball joints?
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Aftermarket ball joints?

EMF are rebuildable too. Would be the last ball joints installed. OEM are pretty good too if price point is a consideration. Assume this is a DIY chore. The last time I had ball joints replaced on a 2500 'Burb was $900 parts and labor, 15 years ago. I bet it's significantly more today.
by SeppW
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Transfer case troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Transfer case troubles

1 faulty seal ok, but 4 in a row? Assuming it was installed correctly, has the shaft been examined to see if it is out of round? Is the leak between the shaft and seal or the seal and the case? It doesn't take much to crack these aluminum TCs.
by SeppW
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Rough Country Dual Stabilizer Kit

The OEM unit is pretty good in its own right. If you go with a Thuren kit you can add on a King stabilizer. Are you having issues that would require a dual stabilizer? I can't comment on RC today, but I ran their shocks and stabilizer on a Ramcharger back the early 80s and they may have been the cat...
by SeppW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear drive shaft replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Rear drive shaft replacement?

Colibri wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Driveshaftspecialist.com

I got their HD aluminum rear shaft and it makes the factory part look like a cheap knockoff toy.
I''ve been looking at these. What size did you go with and does it clear the rearward most crossmember?
by SeppW
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sway and oscillation
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Sway and oscillation

If towing heavy need to run a WDH unless you're bagged. Are you still running the OE track bars? Tire pressures?
by SeppW
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Headers
Replies: 19
Views: 3442

Re: Headers

OffroadTreks wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:51 pm
I don't think under $500 and "BEST" are going to work out together.

The JBA Stainless is $549.00 at best and those are shorties. I wouldn't bother with shorties. American Racing Long Tubes is all I'd look at.
ARH seconded.
by SeppW
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trackbar or other popping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Trackbar or other popping sound

Is everything on the track bar still torqued to specs? If the jan nut came loose on frame end, then it very well be the track bar. Unfortunately, the bar has to come out to check the jam nut, or at least does on my wagon.
by SeppW
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Idler pulley & power steering fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Idler pulley & power steering fluid

I would be surprised if the assembly line is using waste/burnt fluid. Since it's flushed, I'd watch PS pump and see what happens. The pump fails if the fluid leaks out, pump or bearings fail, or wrong type of fluid.
by SeppW
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AAM ball joints.
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: AAM ball joints.

ACL123 wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Are these OE for our trucks? Any feedback on them would be appreciated.
Unknown.
by SeppW
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: Looking for dream truck
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Looking for dream truck

or go with the TRX?
by SeppW
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: TRX
Replies: 41
Views: 5108

Re: TRX

Ram Website has a marketing blitz film for the TRX; pretty cool. I'm betting at least $90-100K. Ford's F-150 Shelby Cobra 770HP Supercharged starts at 110K plus!
by SeppW
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Front calipers shot at 22,800 miles
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Front calipers shot at 22,800 miles

Link in the owner's site in the recall section near bottom of page or https://www.chrysler.com/webselfservice/fcanorth/VinInputForm.jsp . Warranty typically doesn't cover pads and rotors, so they could be trying to play that game. If the caliper seized and trashed the pads and rotor they should be i...
by SeppW
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: LED Map Light Burn Out
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: LED Map Light Burn Out

Depends on trim level, color, and which options you have; sun roof, power rear sliding window, and home link. I would suggest looking on EBay. Most listings have the OEM part number. Or check with dealer parts, give them the VIN, and they should be able find the correct console. The LEDs suck, the e...
by SeppW
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: owners manual ,lol!
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: owners manual ,lol!

RustyPW wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:53 am
Bill2014 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:51 am
The digital copy takes up much less space - and is searchable by keyword :poke:
Yeah, but can you put sticky notes on the pages. :poke:
You can, to a degree, with Adobe Reader DC comment function.
by SeppW
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: owners manual ,lol!
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: owners manual ,lol!

Digital version available on Ram owners' Web site. But yeah, that owners' guide should have came with the truck. The manual has to be bought, they were about $50 four years ago.
by SeppW
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: One headlamp not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: One headlamp not working.

No fuse or relay, then could be the Total Integrated Power Module (TIPM). If it is, it is not not a cheap fix. You should be able to find the pin out on the Web and find the wire to the headlight and diagnose. The TIPM is not clear to me because under the PCM (or IPM) is where all the harnesses conn...
by SeppW
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Towing & Hauling
Topic: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

I use a 2.5 in. Gen-Y. 6 in. drop/3 in. raise or flip for opposite. 3k tongue/21K tow. Cheap is subjective. The Gen-Ys aren't cheap in my book, but it's the last hitch I'll ever buy.
by SeppW
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: stock running lights
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: stock running lights

The digital age has all but made printed material obsolete.
by SeppW
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 40
Views: 4322

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

Permatex or 3M kit. I've never had one detach unless I knocked it off. Preparation of surfaces are key.
by SeppW
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: One headlamp not working.
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: One headlamp not working.

Running OE bulbs (halogen I assume)? Any hotter and wire harness may have melted somewhere and is shorting out. How is the socket assembly? Check the whole harness for short to ground, major PITA though. Checked fuse and relay?
by SeppW
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: cruise control issue.
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: cruise control issue.

Could be a fuse, speed sensor, etc. If fuse is blown, then there is a short somewhere. Personally, take it to dealer and let them figure it out. I assume still under factory warranty? Today's vehicles have complicated electronics and just not worth the headache to sort it out, even the simplest of i...