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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2021, 02:32:50 PM »
He said that it is back in the emergency ward. It is better there than doing treage on the shoulder around Connell.

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2021, 02:39:02 PM »
He said that it is back in the emergency ward. It is better there than doing treage on the shoulder around Connell.

Sitting in my shop where I nursed it back too.  Still waiting on a tow to get it to mechanic, unless they plan on a house call.  I can't find anything loose.  And I don't want to mess up any codes it might have.  Time to start unloading coolers.  :bash:
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2021, 06:23:16 PM »
He said that it is back in the emergency ward. It is better there than doing treage on the shoulder around Connell.

Sitting in my shop where I nursed it back too.  Still waiting on a tow to get it to mechanic, unless they plan on a house call.  I can't find anything loose.  And I don't want to mess up any codes it might have.  Time to start unloading coolers.  :bash:
Unloaded and waiting for a Monday tow back to mechanic.  Anyone want a spring bear tag?
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2021, 11:55:33 PM »
So i actually work for a Cummins dealer.... not a truck guy but seen every ounce of abuse these 6B engines can take in a boat....

News travels slow in my parts but.....  :hello:

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2021, 11:58:22 PM »
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And your suggestions didnít fix it. :hello:

And apparently the other mechanic didnít either :chuckle:

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2021, 09:12:27 AM »

Dude he already got it fixed, read back a few posts.🤣


Dude he already got it fixed, read back a few posts.🤣

And your suggestions didnít fix it. :hello:

Yeah, that's what we all thought, right?  :rolleyes:  Good news is I had enough time to get our frig repaired(been down for a week) and working this morning for the wife before I left.   :tup:
Rest of the news.........Had truck all loaded and trailer hooked.  Headed out at 11:00 this morning, made it 10 miles before I heard a pop and power dropped, and a engine light indicator came on.  Managed to turn around, limp home and park trailer and truck in shop.  Now I'm wondering just who I pissed off so bad.   :dunno:

Almost sounds like one of your CAC tubes popped off.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there.
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2021, 12:27:08 PM »

Almost sounds like one of your CAC tubes popped off.

Or vacuum pump?  Leaking air.  Going to be my best guess, blew vacuum pump, but why?  Will be 3rd one since new.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2021, 07:15:09 PM »
This story just does not have an end.   :bdid:  Noise and loss of power was a 'loose' lifter and bent push rod.   :o :dunno:   Decided to replace vacuum pump before it gave up  it's last.  Anyone priced a new vacuum pump for the Jacobs brake?  Opted for a remanufactured from NAPA.  Installed and pick truck up this afternoon.  Didn't make it out of sight and exhaust brake wasn't working. 
Back to shop, pop the hood and look at freshly installed pump in two pieces.  Four bolts hand pulled out of aluminum housing.   :yike: :o.  Waiting for new pump to $how.  Operating costs seemed to have spiked in the last 5000 miles.   
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2021, 08:49:10 PM »
Dude you canít catch a break.🤯

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2021, 07:56:57 AM »
Your truck still in the hospital or has it been discharged yet?

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2021, 09:03:30 AM »
About every 3rd month a diesel truck horror story thread pops up on Huntwa.

Whos the guy, from last year I think, that had 2 engines blow up in his half ton Dodge? Dealership kept blaming bad fuel or such?

You know what we are all thinking Ghost Hunter don't cha? $$$$$$$$...how much dis costing you bruh?

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2021, 09:36:13 AM »
About every 3rd month a diesel truck horror story thread pops up on Huntwa.

Whos the guy, from last year I think, that had 2 engines blow up in his half ton Dodge? Dealership kept blaming bad fuel or such?

You know what we are all thinking Ghost Hunter don't cha? $$$$$$$$...how much dis costing you bruh?

 :yeah:   :'(   :chuckle:  Just a teaser.  In round numbers, NAPA rebuilt vacuum pump is $300, new OEM vacuum pump is $1700 - 1800, which is more than the original Jacobs brake system cost installed.

So far it's cost 1/2 spring bear season, one month out of the 8 months I can access my property on Kelly Hill, my winter weight keeps going up because I haven't started my workout routine of cutting firewood/building fence/thinning timber, and a few $K in repairs.  Did I mention stress level, I'm in coasting mode now.   :dunno: ;)
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2021, 09:37:49 AM »
Your truck still in the hospital or has it been discharged yet?

Discharged yesterday afternoon for a drive around the block and back into the shop.  Ain't no making this stuff up.
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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2021, 05:30:34 PM »
And the prognosis is?

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Re: For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel)
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2021, 11:58:49 AM »
Out of the shop and heading home to load up.   :tup:
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