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Forum: Dodge Ram Van
01-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By oleman

IMO whether the conductors are...

IMO whether the conductors are steel/brass/aluminum is not the issue.
BUT I would clean the cap with alcohol 90% mix and let it dry before starting
The O2 sensors are also probably not the issue...
08-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,929
Posted By oleman

Moparts.com is a website primarily dedicated to...

Moparts.com is a website primarily dedicated to older iron.
They are more adapt to have a member with first hand knowledge or
wheels on a 72.
As previously indicated we run 215-65R15 on 7 inch...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
03-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,272
Posted By oleman

Have you tried support at the local dodge dealer....

Have you tried support at the local dodge dealer.
I would expect there are factory updates available.
I have a 98 Expedition that ford still supports.
Have not checked with Dodge on our 2001...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
02-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,476
Posted By oleman

Edge products evoht p/n 36030 appears to support...

Edge products evoht p/n 36030 appears to support 98-2003 vans.
BUT they also have a disclaimer that they do not support cab and chassis vehicles which is what all conversions vans are.
Could be...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
01-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,476
Posted By oleman

If the rear end is not a DANA but the 9.25 the...

If the rear end is not a DANA but the 9.25 the gears between the 1500, 2500, and 3500 appear to be the same, except spyders
The axle housing ends and drive hubs are different. light to heavy
Go to...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
01-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By oleman

Our 2001 LWB A1500 van conversion is a...

Our 2001 LWB A1500 van conversion is a "starcraft" conversion.
The under hood, door post sticker and the title/registration all reflect it.
This is TEXAS.
Behind the fancy wooden fuse cover behind...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
01-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By oleman

Glad to hear you got your service manual. Appears...

Glad to hear you got your service manual. Appears mopar did make mods in the 1998 - 2003 series of vans.
The standard generic code reader will generally only read codes that that also can turn on...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
01-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By oleman

If you invest in a service manual from mopar you...

If you invest in a service manual from mopar you will find the +5V DC buss originates in the instrument panel. The instrument panel on our 2001 van has some very poor quality connectors that can...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
12-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,881
Posted By oleman

Yes, the ECM generates many status codes that do...

Yes, the ECM generates many status codes that do not turn on the check engine light. The dealer ECM code checker can read everything including things like cruise control and power door locks.
My...
11-20-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,140
Posted By oleman

440 to 46RE transmission.

I have a 73 Dart with a high performance 440 in it.
Currently it is running an A727.
I would like to swap it to a 46RE.
I can take care of the electrics!
I am looking for an adapter plate or some...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-20-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,881
Posted By oleman

Distributer pickup / Crankshaft position sensor /...

Distributer pickup / Crankshaft position sensor / camshaft position sensor --- the engine in motion sensor! Believe all are hall sensors and are temperature sensitive.
ECM does not produce...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By oleman

Make sure you are checking everything. I had a...

Make sure you are checking everything.
I had a 318 Ramcharger that was clicking and it ended up the crankshaft drive pulley bolted to the dampener was loose.
I found out the hard way when the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,318
Posted By oleman

The v6, at least in 98-2003, did not have the ...

The v6, at least in 98-2003, did not have the 46re as an option.
If it is a V6 it is a 32RE.
V8 could be a 32RE or a 46 RE
Almost all the 5.9 engines had the 46RE, especially in conversions....
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By oleman

Have 2001 A1500 starcraft conversion. Had a...

Have 2001 A1500 starcraft conversion.
Had a slow leak in battery, would gradually discharge over about 2 weeks.
Culprit was a courtesy light on at the passenger door post at the floor level.
You...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By oleman

After working on cars for the past 50 years I...

After working on cars for the past 50 years I have discovered that a muffler shop is the best way to work on an exhaust system.
They normally over price their hardware so drop by a normal auto parts...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
11-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By oleman

Go to the picknpull website they have a list of...

Go to the picknpull website they have a list of all the vans at their sites in the Dallas area.
The vans tend to get picked over fast and some of the conversions have their own door panels.
I am in...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
08-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,615
Posted By oleman

If you go to the gates website the maker of...

If you go to the gates website the maker of silicone and normal hoses there is an article on hose selection.
Silicone is best used in a high temperature situation and is NOT recommended for normal...
07-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,929
Posted By oleman

73 Dart 440 4 door sleeper car. I have 225 65...

73 Dart 440 4 door sleeper car.
I have 225 65 R15 tires on 80's cop car diplomat wheels in 15X7 size.
they are fine in the rear.
The fronts hit the rear of the fender well.
My surprise, the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
07-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By oleman

Good job! Was the ecm generating any codes? I...

Good job!
Was the ecm generating any codes?
I have an 88 F350/460 gasser ford that never gave up any codes related to any problem it ever had.
I am thinking that the much more modern ecm in the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
07-18-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By oleman

Go to an sheet metal / Air conditioning supply...

Go to an sheet metal / Air conditioning supply house and get some cold rolled/galv 16 gauge it normally comes in 4' X 8' sheets. The original floor is only about 18-20 gauge so 16 is thicker but...
06-29-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,437
Posted By oleman

We have been running a FORD 8" rear end from a...

We have been running a FORD 8" rear end from a ford maverick in a 73 dart for the past 13 years.
The 69 to 75 ford maverick sized cars with the 8" rear end is the same spring perch dimension as the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
06-25-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By oleman

First you need to determine what the temperature...

First you need to determine what the temperature actually is.
The electronic gage system may not be accurate.
Check the rad temp [top rad hose] with an IR gage or some other known to be accurate....
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
06-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By oleman

Conversion to gaseous fuel is iffy at best. ...

Conversion to gaseous fuel is iffy at best.
Low MPG, low power, and safety issues come to mind.
Fuel availability is a serious issue unless you never get more than 100 miles from a filling...
06-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By oleman

We have been running a 73 Dodge Dart ex 225 /6...

We have been running a 73 Dodge Dart ex 225 /6 car repowered with a 440 / 727 (internally balanced forged crank) from a low mileage 72 New Yorker since 1999.
We ran the as stock engine till 2001,...
Forum: Dodge Ram Van
06-22-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By oleman

On a computerized you need to verify what codes...

On a computerized you need to verify what codes the computer has put up.
All the gages could be going to park because the cluster lost voltage due to the system power control or the cluster has...
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