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  2. Not really, go to work in the morning, to the post office then home in the evening. I bought one from the parts rebuilding place. It was a china denso? It looked like a better starter than the autojunk one. Got it for 200 out the door, he was the owner and was a nice person. You don't find nice people at autojunk, just smart *** kids. I have bought a lot of parts from rock auto. Good place to buy.
  3. Napa starter is 233. I really don't think the napa starter would be much different than an autozone one. I am tired of having to change it out. Someone on cummings forum suggested I get one from larry b and that one would run me 534 dollars. No way!! There is a starter rebuilder 25 miles away that sells and rebuilds all sorts of truck parts. I am going to call them tomorrow, they are closed on weekends.
  4. This place says it has the oem denso starter for 324.95. What do you think? It's expensive but not as expensive as larry b. http://nationsstarteralternatorv2.commerce-search.net/nav?Year=1998&Make=Dodge&Model=Ram&Engine=5.9L
  5. I'm still kicking my but for trading the old one in. I might go to the junkyard and look for an oem starter.
  6. I made the mistake of trading in my oem starter when it went out. Should have kept it and had it rebuilt. Got a life time autojunk starter. First one lasted 44000 miles, second 33000 and this one is going out at 18000. Are they really that bad or am I just that unlucky? I looked online at a place called larry b and my starter would be over 500 dollars shipped to me. What brand starter are people on here using and are they lasting a long time. The oem starter lasted 111000 miles.Thanks
  7. I did the truck coolant flush on my truck. I don't know why but I got a 190 temp replacement thermostat. The one I took out was a 180. Anyway, Will the 190 be ok to run in the summer in Mississippi. I did notice the temperature got hotter quicker on my trip to work this morning. The one in the truck was the original one. Still worked like it should. It was 38 degrees this morning....Yahoo,fall has fell. My truck only held 5 gallons instead of 6.
  8. Well the deed is done. Replaced the bad a/c valve stem after work. Pulled a vacuum for 30 minutes and let it set for another 30. Nothing moved on my ac gauge. The truck would only take 2 cans of freon. Put the can in hot water. 2 cans and I tried to put a can of 100pg in but not much went in. Put a thermometer in the vent and it got to 51 on low and 56 on high. Not as cold as the last time 3 years ago. It did not take the correct amount of freon so may not be fixed. Hope it blows cold in the morning. Thanks for all your help and I wonder why it only took 2 cans?
  9. I am using gauges. Thanks. You told me this 3 years ago, u'd think I could remember things. I do have a manifold set, harbor freight but it works. Any way, the valve core is leaking and napa will have me one tomorrow. So I guess its good that it was freezing up or I would be doing it over again. I have seen people turn the cans upside down but I haven't. Thanks for the tip.
  10. The valve is leaking bad, blowing back out, The truck took about 3/4 of a can of freon. The compressor would cycle off and on but never got cool. Would not take any more freon. The tool is nothing special just a regular valve core tool. I put green dye in it again, never found the first leak. Thought it was the evaperator core because of the loud hissing from the hvac. Guess I will try another place tomorrow for the valve core. It is bad and need to be replaced. You should see what the parts place tried to sell me for the heater core hoses. It was l shaped and about 4" long on each side.
  11. I replaced my ac low side valve core with this part # MT0064-4 from autozone. It leaks. Is there somewhere I can get the right replacement? I went to napa and the man went through a drawer full of them and came up with this one. It leaks too. I am sick of working on this a/c system. Have you ever heard of a piercing tool not working. I have one, can tap is not letting fluid out. I have a side can tap on the way, should be here tomorrow. Damdest thing I have ever seen!
  12. I re-soldered the contact in the resistor. I guess the blower motor is going out. Thanks.
  13. Took my hvac box out and replaced the evaporator and heater core. Now my fan only blows on high. One thing after another goes wrong. Please tell me I won't have to pull it out again.
  14. Can you get pag 100 mixed with a/c refrigerant in a 12oz can. That would make the oil easy to put in sense the vacuum is already pulled. I should have asked this question before I put it all back together. Thanks. I found some on amazon. Maybe napa will have it. I will check tomorrow.
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