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From : randy

Q: i have a 1999 1500 ram. i was going to change the spark plugs today and i was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to get the heat shield tobes from the plug socket. i tried pulling them with needle nose to no availe. thanks very much greg .

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From : azwiley1

no i take issue with people who wont admit when they are wrong and continue to give the same extremely wrong advice over and over. you dont have a clue as to what i know...not one clue. for your information i am ase certified i worked as a mechanic for 10 years before leaving the dealership for something with better benefits for my family. 4 of that ten was under an alignment rack. ill give you another chance i mean shoot no problem since im an ass and your always right..... where is that knock sensor is it right next to the bs detector on your liberty crd lol bs detector -- ---------------------------- -chris 05 ctd 06 liberty crd real trucks dont need spark plugs. .

From : roy

no i take issue with people who wont admit when they are wrong and continue to give the same extremely wrong advice over and over. you dont have a clue as to what i know...not one clue. for your information i am ase certified i worked as a mechanic for 10 years before leaving the dealership for something with better benefits for my family. 4 of that ten was under an alignment rack. ill give you another chance i mean shoot no problem since im an ass and your always right..... where is that knock sensor is it right next to the bs detector on your liberty crd -- ---------------------------- -chris 05 ctd 06 liberty crd real trucks dont need spark plugs. on mon 22 jan 2007 174049 -0500 chris thompson kf4drr-nospam@alltel.net wrote what makes you qualified to examine alignment specs i used to do them 2wd and 4wd and i know them and still know how to read and do the numbers unlike you. al my 4x4 have tracked great and none of them were set to factory specs to do it either nor will you find funny worn front tires on them either. you can let me help this guy or be the arse you are the choice is yours. some kids never grow up. ----------------- thesnoman.com .

From : bill dunkinfield

hell hes so overstuffed it would take a lull to raise him. is that a nice way of saying that no one makes a mantel big enough for wide ride vfbg i was just suggesting a piece of equipment to get him off the ground. i wasnt really thinking about the size or the strength of anything to hold wide ride. but i think you should probably hire a good engineering firm to work up the design. gbfg .

From : chris thompson

gary g i havent seen or heard from that old man in a long time. used to get the occasional email but nothing not even a reply to one i sent a few weeks ago. .

From : chris thompson

the one on the left has been replaced twice due to deer strikes. mike just because theres a deer near the highway or on it doesnt mean you have to hit the poor thing mike!! -- ---------------------------- -chris 05 ctd 06 liberty crd real trucks dont need spark plugs. .

From : roy

on mon 22 jan 2007 144456 -0500 topcop topcop128@yahoo.com wrote my 1998 dodge ram 1500 2wd tends to drift to the right. even after having it aligned same problem. i know that if i raise the wheel off the ground and can move it back and forth holding top and bottom the ball joints are bad. what about side to side motion what should i look for pittman arm tie rod or what thanks in advance. top posted for sno idiot! could be a lot of things. for starters swap front tires side to side and see if it stays the same. check tire pressure too i think you mean check air pressure cold first. when you go to check the tire pressure feel the hub/wheel to see if one is hotter than the otherif you have just driven the truck. if so check for hanging caliper or jammed pad. failing that check for bent rim. jack it up and check the front end ball joints side to side for wheel bearing and steering linkage tie rods pitman arm et al. .

From : jwlbal

so maybe its not a piece of junk after all maybe it is the squirrel that is a prick hd found the harness that goes to the cps on the distributor had become lunch for a chipmunk. chewed right thru all 3 wires. reconnected and all is well. what a pain in ass to get back by the distributor who designed this setup! -- ========================== jeff stielau shoreline electronics repair 344 east main street clintonct 06413 860-399-1861 860-664-3535 fax jstielau@snet.net ========================== if you push something hard enough it will fall over. fudds first law of opposition - sir sidney fudd yesterday my 2001 2500 ram 5.9l would not start. engine cranks ok no spark. error code p0340 doing the key click sequence. cam position sensor error no sign of any trouble leading up to this. id be amazed if it was a harness type failure....so there must be a module that has failed. any common failures for this code piece of junk is about 1500 miles out of warranty and this what has become a list of nuisance problems on this truck. -- ========================== jeff stielau shoreline electronics repair 344 east main street clintonct 06413 860-399-1861 860-664-3535 fax jstielau@snet.net ========================== if you push something hard enough it will fall over. fudds first law of opposition - sir sidney fudd .

From : wm

are the o2 senors installed and working w the only one i have heard of providing even a small increase in low end power and a small increase in fuel economy is the single side swept gibson cat back. about 1.5% of total hp increase. otherwise you would have needed to go with headers and a real dual exhaust with two catalytic converters to get any more gain. i have a 98 dakota 5.2 l v8 and recently installed a flowmaster exhaust cat back system. now my mileage dropped about 25%. what gives i thought these high flow *increased* fuel economy comments are welcomed .

From : chris thompson

on mon 22 jan 2007 202805 gmt theguy@whatever.net wrote on mon 22 jan 2007 105102 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote on sun 21 jan 2007 210436 -0700 azwiley1 azwiley1@cox.net wrote if the unthinkable happened bears over the colts in the sb you doubted me why look i trust ya on electronics what more do ya want g no excuses some sloppy play. ouch!!!! was a pretty damn good game though. a 21 -3 come back. hell the bears game was pretty good for the first 1/2 it was a fun game to watch unless you are a pats fan i suppose but it was exciting. it was that. i think the game with the chargers the week before finally took its toll during the last half of the game. the pats were on their heels most of it. brady and a couple of the other players have said the chargers game was the toughest they had been involved in. also 6 of the pats had the flue. but no excuse. they lost!! there is always next year yeah and i heard some people knocking brady for the loss on sports radio today. where the hell are they from. that guy is a warrior he did a great job. as i said before he has my respect as a very greaat field general. i think we saw the best two qbs in football fight it out. the colts reminded me of the redskins back when they had the smurfs. not real big but extreemly quick and agile. it just wears out the big guys by half time. its just as well that the pats lost because they couldnt beat the bears. beekeep .

From : snoman

on mon 22 jan 2007 171748 -0700 azwiley1 azwiley1@cox.net wrote its just as well that the pats lost because they couldnt beat the bears. prick!! vbg so since the bears are going to win the sb are we going to have a new version of the famed superbowl shuffle hey dont give it to the bears just yet. they still gotta play the game. .

From : azwiley1

its just as well that the pats lost because they couldnt beat the bears. prick!! vbg so since the bears are going to win the sb are we going to have a new version of the famed superbowl shuffle .

From : craig christian

thats why theyre higher priced. the high priced performance vehicles come with mobil 1 from the factory. .

From : toxictavrn

update well my mechanic referred me to a carb. shop who then said it was timing vaccuum lines incorrectly connected and some in bad shape as well as a bad egr valve. hopefully after i give them the $350 they are charging me i can put this issue to bed. thanks again budd and red. g good advice gents. im going to take it to the shop and have an expert check it out. thanks again guy do a good tune up first including checking your timing and your advance curve. budd guy lee wrote anyone have any experience with aftermarket ignition systems like jacobs or msd i have a 87 dodge w100 that has a slight hesitation and was wondering if an ignition upgrade is what i need. thanks in advance guy .

From : denny

you didnt mention if you had checked all your fuses ... especially any associated with the computer. but the fuel pump should be hard wired rather than going through the computer so first steps would be fuse check and looking for some sort of injury to the wiring harness rodent lunch by tracing the fuel pump wiring back through the harness looking for a cut. you may find other damage in that area rodent munch causing the computer issues as well. the truck has the following problems 1. fuel pump has no voltage going to it. 2. tact does not jump up when engine is cranked. 3. check engine light does not come on. the truck is a v6 with fuel injection. anyone got any ideas on what the common problem may be ot .

From : snoman

i have a smarty stacked with a tst powermax 3 on an 01 3500 quad cab 4x4 ho / six speed. smarty for low end power and tst for top end. smarty can smoke like a freight train tst barely smokes at all if smarty isnt programmed. huh tst was the low-end fueler of choice well before marco got around to producing the smarty. imo - with the newest variant of the tst pmcr offering three different base fueling curves low and high-rpm adjustments to those fuel curves adjustable timing duration and fuel pressure - along with egt and boost de-fueling not to mention a cool-down timer and rail pressure gauge along with egt and boost gauges i dont see why the majority of people would need to look any further. .