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rockcrawler69

Killer Dowel Pin

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I know all about the KDP and how to fix it. My question, is there is a way to tell if you have the updated cover that eliminates the need for tabbing the pin? Thanks Truck I am talking about is in the sig.

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soo im guessing anywhere from 98.5 to 2002 could have this pin is what your saying?? any write ups about this ??

Hey, Yep pretty much. It's rarer in the later years, but can still be there!:banghead: Later, Winslow

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I did this repair to my 91 twelve valve in the truck and i hated it and would like to avoid doing it again on my 99 I know the only way to tell for shure is by looking but assuming i got my truck at 120,000ish and its got 250,00ish now, do u think if the problem was there it would have shown itsself by now? Im almost tempted just to put her up this weekend and tear it down just to find out... lol thanks in advance

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Just take the engine out to do the KDP fix :lmao: Actually just take the radiator/intercooler/bumper/fan all that off and it would be as good of access as any. Doesn't take long to take all that stuff off.

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I'd imagine its alot worse doing all that, I just hate pulling that stupid crank damper other than that easy as cake any tips or tricks for getting that thing off without cursing at it and using a little heat to persuade it off I am also using a three prong puller is ther something better?Thanks in advance for the help

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yup just four bolts and out it comes, I did mind and didn't need to pull the rad or shroud but I do have small hands lol, does any one have a picture of the fixed and non fixed covers to compare.

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You might be able to inspect it through the vp 44 cover hole with a bore scope....[Q UOTE=1longbed;9851]yup just four bolts and out it comes, I did mind and didn't need to pull the rad or shroud but I do have small hands lol, does any one have a picture of the fixed and non fixed covers to compare.

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Thanks for the info mopar man and 1longbed I was remembering how i got the car apart :lmao: not the old 91 cummins i did it on to my suprise doing the kdp check was more simple to do than getting that stupid crank sensor out on my 99 and also shocking as it may be my cover looks kinda the same as the one off the 91 12 valve how do you tell if you have the corrected cover since my kdp is as happy as a clam and hasnt moved and to my knowledge unless its the corrected cover nothing has been done with it, thus agreeing kinda with what the dodge tech said "if they dont come out by a hundred they wolnt" as for the cover are there numbers to go by or is there a visual difference cuz it didnt look like anything has been in contact with the kdp im confused is hould have drug the cover down to the dodge dealer:banghead:. lol Thanks in advance you guys have been great and have helped out alot

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