I took very good care of truck, changed all fluids on time, I had no warning just driving and engine locked up. Gossett service adviser called me on Thursday October 6,2011 at 0820 hours, stating that my radiator was leaking from the seams. This past weekend, the valve stem retaining clip gave way and dropped the valve. Idle engine for 5 minutes and check for leaks. I got home and engine locked solid no reason, I am sure dropped valve but taking apart now. I have ordered a new pick up Ford for my company.
The blower is a large white plastic cylinder known as a centrifuge blower. Looked down at the dash and it had no warning lights. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. I did mine today and it didnt drain very much, maybe mines is clogged o … r had to do with pressure. My truck has been sitting since Dec. Check the oil level at the dipstick with the vehicle sit … ting on a level surface and after the engine has been shut down for at least 15 minutes. I towed it to a mechanic who found out the number five cylinder had no compression.
The blower is mounted under the dashboard on the passenger side. We love our truck but this issue really bites the big one. We were looking into it and the same problem we have had many have experienced. Finger-thread the plugs until they are snug, then torque them to 20 N-m. Also do not overfill, as this is just as bad as under-filling.
This could have been prevented, and my truck still driving if Dodge would have just fixed the damn problem when I took it to the in the first place. Two days ago my wife and I picked up our daughter at school, truck was driving normal and all of a sudden it just died. Not to mention the added cost to fix. A thin coat of the silicone grease goes on the O-ring on the coil to make it easier to install in the cylinder head and to make the O-ring last longer. Use the correct weight oil, and only add what is necessary to reach the full mark on the dipstick.
Then it started overheating again at 100,000 miles , this time it was a blown head gasket or the engine was blown, I'm not sure. Not sure what I'm going to find or how much it will cost but you can be sure that it will be cheaper than taking it in to someone else. After several attempts the vehicle will start back up and work fine. Without testing the many winding bundles for a short, there is rarely visible evidence of the failure. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Dakota. It's not actually as bad as it looks, and is definitely a job you can tackle yourself, although each coil nut and plug takes a little bit different approach in my experience, and I needed a swivel, and a couple of different length extensions to do the job. Good luck proving there is a problem, if the motor isn't in the stopped condition when diagnosed for service.
Couldn't see anything visibly wrong. I am trading in my blown Dodge Truck and getting a Ford. After a half block I let up on the gas and the engine died again. Lots of aftermarket extended warranty work. If your vehicle was originally charged with R12 refrigerant, for example, the oil type specified, 'mineral', will not apply. When the engine was pulled from the truck, the mechanics found that one valve spring snapped, the piston hit the valve and they found the metal shards in the cylinder and also in the intake.
After removing the 10 mm nut that holds each coil in place, use compressed air to blow out all the dust around the coil, then remove the coil pull up gently with a little twisting motion back-and-forth and blow all the dust around the spark plug out so you don't get anything nasty down in the cylinders. Check the package for specific features of individual filters. Another problem Dodge knows about but refused to admit. Lucky for my the Valve did not fall into the cylinder and cause more damage. They said it was normal for a hemi tick.
Jeep and Ford also using this crap in the F150. Or, welcome to the club. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Most Dodges have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. These stock motors are known to fail … intermittantly when one or more motor windings fail.