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From : gf

Q: of course they do; they all live in china. i love those cheep cheesy chinese made amerikan flags.... john lasy year my son made it to a state championship wrestling competition here in pa. it was held in the johnstown war memorial. the war memorial stadium was built as a shrine to honor those veterans that served in wwii and korea and old war posters photos and banners abound in the place. as we were going to our seats a stadium employee was handing out little plastic american flags so that everyone could wave them during the national anthem. as i was sitting there i was examining the flag and sure enough it said made in china right on the border! considering where we were and why the grand old place was built i just couldnt believe they would hand out chinese flags. i threw mine in the trash on the way out. randy jesus i was just being sarcastic! you mean its true then again nothing is made here anymore nothing! its sickening! and do you know why a whole lot less is made in america nowadays yea greed and on both sides of the fence. first you have the american business men that believe that high profits are the end to all things. it doesnt matter that the company is already making good money if more can be made by any means it is done and the easier the better. then on the other side you have the typical american citizen who has this compulsive need to live beyond their means and always have bigger and better whether they need it or not. hell the growing number of unneeded suvs and the fact that nobody builds smaller houses anymore attest to that. they also usually buy the lowest cost item and have no regard as to where it was made. now when you put these two things together you get what we have now. people buying things totally on the price and companies that in order to maintain profits stay competitive and satisfy their stockholders are moving production and outsourcing labor to foreign countries easiest way to cut costs and that is not a good thing. what both sides fail to see is that they are killing themselves and each other. the customers are hurting the american companies by buying foreign made stuff for nothing more than a dollar or two less than the american one and by doing so reducing the need for american workers. the companies by outsourcing everything to save money the easy way are eliminating needed jobs and are in effect eliminating their own customer base. the economic boom of a few years ago shows that american companies employing american workers increase the customer base and americans buying american products when they can creates more good paying jobs but then again people may have to give up a few things here and there and we cant have that now can we. i would have put in terms of competitive forces but greed. and i would have added a hug section on the governments and unions role in driving up the costs of making products in america creating the almost insurmountable difference in the cost of home vs. foreign manufacture. but otherwise that was pretty much were i was headed. no speeches for me today i guess competitive forces are at best nothing more than another motivational force. as for the governments and union roles in driving up the costs lets also remember that they are a symptom of a higher problem not the direct cause. i would agree with you. i am curious what *you* think this higher problem is. i believe that i already stated that when i mentioned greed of our leaders both corporate and governmental and perhaps i should have added corruption and a general lack of morals to that as well. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

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From : freakydaddyo none thehouse

took the 03 1500 qc hemi 4x4 5500mi. in for service today 1. replaced rear slide window busted latch. 2. replaced both front rotors warped. 3. i guess you could blame the busted window latch on the intense torque of the hemi. = remember those old dragstrip-modified musclecars that would twist the body so hard that they shattered the rear window updated flash. 4. checked front dif. leaking they said it was just extra grease form assembly cleaned the grease off and told me to keep an eye on it. .

From : jerry

gf wrote i have 1992 cummins 4x4 auto.i noticed about two months ago a slight shudder when pulling my boat up hill from a stop.it now has a slight shudder at highway speeds.i suspect a u joint or has anyone had this problem and what was the fixi have read some tech reports about these trucks and they mention a shudder but dont say the cause. torque converter ...... jerry .

From : moparman

after being driven in traffic for about 30 minutes my 97 dakota will shudder when starting from a dead stop and going straight ahead. how can i tell if it is the differential or the transmission causing the problem please post your response. tia jim could be a bunch of things.....try the least expensive one first....u-joints. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

From : ken

could it be trying to take off in second gear next time count the upshifts when it happens. ken w after being driven in traffic for about 30 minutes my 97 dakota will shudder when starting from a dead stop and going straight ahead. how can i tell if it is the differential or the transmission causing the problem please post your response. tia jim .

From : jim

could it be trying to take off in second gear next time count the upshifts when it happens. ken w ken the next time it acts up ill count the upshifts. i drove it 160 miles today on the highway with maybe 20 miles in towns with no rear wheel shudder occurring. friday it was 15 miles in town and shudder started and then occurred at every start up. this has been a typical scenario for about the last 12 months. im thinking the tranny will run warmer in town and may be source of the problem. the differential probably doesnt see much heat build up in town. has anyone else had a similar problem jim .

From : hattmakr

i have 1992 cummins 4x4 auto.i noticed about two months ago a slight shudder when pulling my boat up hill from a stop.it now has a slight shudder at highway speeds.i suspect a u joint or has anyone had this problem and what was the fixi have read some tech reports about these trucks and they mention a shudder but dont say the cause. its not really a shudder. its a mis-fire. replace the spark plug wires. sorry. couldnt resist. how many miles since your last tranny fluid and filter change band adjustment id try these first since it cost less. if its still shuddering time for a look at the tc. aw .

From : mopaman

i have 1992 cummins 4x4 auto.i noticed about two months ago a slight shudder when pulling my boat up hill from a stop.it now has a slight shudder at highway speeds.i suspect a u joint or has anyone had this problem and what was the fixi have read some tech reports about these trucks and they mention a shudder but dont say the cause. i had that happen also while towing my 5th wheeler. i ended up blowing up my transmission. -- moparman remove clothes to reply .