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  • Your service department sounds to be completely incompentent. Raise a major stink with the dealership your currently dealing with. If they do not resoonnd contact their higher ups, all the way to the dealer owner. If they don't give you an acceptabl…
  • The best mileage was 22 mpg. Worst was 14 mpg. Usual get 16-17 mpg with mixed city/highway driving. 2001 quad cab 4.7l v8 5 spd manual 3.55 ratio 265/70/16 tires 40k miles on truck now. see my profile for truck details.
  • Typically about 60k - 90k miles for a timing belt change. http://theautoshop.com/timing.html
  • This sounds like the valve guide seals are leaking. I had a 1983 Ford Ranger with 2.0l 4cyl 4spd which displayed this problem. I never got it fixed, just retired it at 109k miles, when it failed inspection for smoke. By that time I was bored with th…
  • #52 http://theautoshop.com/timing.html This site has information on timing belts and interference engines. Bob
  • Please send me an email so I can contact you when plans are definate. [email protected] Are you more interested in the bar-be-que/Meet rather than a fishing trip? Hope bpeebles responds if he is this area.
  • That would be a long trip to make it. We will think of you when the events occur. Bob
  • Ha Ha Ha... begging ..thats too funny. Even though your job jar is full, I would guess that a day off would be in order for a single day, after having done so much work. Let me know if you, the Mrs., and Boo, would be interested. Bob [email protected]
  • I noticed the lack of interest too. Let me know if anything evolves.
  • Sounds like a plan, if there are enough people to attend. I have been to the Hershey amusement park before. If you wish to be the coordinator, more power to ya. I do not have full time access to a computer, so this task is too difficult to fit int…
  • Also, if anyone is interested in both events thats cool too.
  • I thought about having it at my/dads place in Edison, but with my dad's health, would rather have it elsewhere. My email lost the messages sent to me, so the list will have to begin anew. If memory serves correctly, there were 4 responses from Edmu…
  • love to attend! I would make the journey to the jersey shore. If we can find a place for the BBQ, I'm in!
  • We could try again. I asked last fall, but there were not too many responses to make it worthwhile. My email lost the messages sent to me, so I don't have a list anymore. I am still interested in a bbq.
  • There seems to be a mixed response from the different Dakota sites I have posted this event about. I guess this will have to be 2 seperate events, as not everyone seems interested in a fishing trip. Thats fine with me, we could have a Meet on Satur…
  • spike50 Send me an email as to your preference so I can keep a list of those interested and can plan accordingly. [email protected] hogger4 Your more than welcome to attend if the distance is not too far for you. I remember your previous attem…
  • Attention all North East Dakota owners. NJ,Pa,NY, and anyone else interested. Next year, I would like to get NE Dakota owners together for either a Dakota Meet or Salt Water Fishing Trip. If anyone has interest, let me know. Already have a few peop…
  • Some of those plastic emblems have plastic posts on the back which go through holes in the sheetmetal and is secured with a nut. Like an ear ring. I not sure if this style of emblem is still being used. If possible, look behind where the emblem …
  • Know how you feel about trying to decide on a truck. There are many choices out there. I went with the Dodge Dakota Quad 4x4. See my profile for details. If you review the gas mileage figures, virtually all 4x4's drink gas big time. My daily commute…
  • I assume that it is a one piece headlight....no halogen bulb insert. It is a job that you can probably do yourself. Tricky part is to figure out how the bulb comes out. The bulb is usually held in place by a metal ring, and that is held in place by …
  • spudman "ANIMAL PROBLEMS" Oct 19, 1999 11:31pm
    in MDX RODENTS Comment by bobs5 March 2001
  • clinkmd "Mice in car garaged for the winter" Jan 27, 2001 8:02am
    in MDX RODENTS Comment by bobs5 March 2001
  • The hose should be easy to change. The local auto parts store will probably have reels of hose material sold by the foot. Now the real problem...mice, rats. Traps work well. Poison (as long as kitty and children are not around garage) Electric gizm…
    in MDX RODENTS Comment by bobs5 March 2001
  • It is possible the battery is getting weak, has dirty connections, or there may be an electrical connection in need of cleaning.
  • If I didn't already have the dakota quad cab, this would have been my choice.
  • My Dakota Quad 4x4 truck got 16.5 mpg on last tank of gas. Worst was 14 mpg. Mostly local driving. 2800 miles on truck now.
  • "Real world" mileage will be different from person to person. Different gas brands will have an effect on mileage. 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab, 4.7l, 3.55 axle, 4x4. I get an average of 16 mpg of mostly local driving. On the window sticker there is …
  • I suppose you could try some of the online search engines as found in Edmunds or www.cars.com. http://marketplace.edmunds.com/marketplace/index.html
  • I had a used '83 ltd wagon too. v6 auto trans. It had that awful serpentine belt that would always squeek. The auto trans seemed to hunt for which gear it wanted to be in. I was less than impressed with the v6 performance. The only good thing was af…
  • Chrysler vehicles have a built-in self diagnostic program which is activated by turning the ignition switch on-off-on-off-on. This allows you to see if any codes are activated. Chrysler code retrieval: http://www.batauto.com/Chrysler.html The sam…
  • great news. Glad to hear it is fixed.
  • tboner1965 has a good point about the catalytic converter. My 1986 Reliant, 2.2L, had a bad cat conv at one time. The symptom was a bucking and power loss feeling. If I let the car sit for 5 minutes or less, it would fire right back up again. It w…
  • This same exact question was asked at this site: http://www.allpar.com/cgi-bin/tech.pl?read=38366 Sounds like it starves for fuel at wide open throttle. How new is the fuel filter? Yea, change the fuel pump. What is a fuel sock? The only other thin…
  • The best way which worked for me was to apply a silicone spray onto the weather stripping. hope this helps
  • http://www.napaonline.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/NAPAonline/homepage.d2w/report Do a search on the Napa site. Part #ACDCF100C
  • Check out this site: http://www.nissandriven.com/parts_service/owners_manuals.html This question was asked months ago. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/engaged/edmund.cgi?c=Maintenance&f=0&t=745
  • Great to hear that the problem is fixed. Did you have to go to a mechanic or did you track down the problem yourself? Thank you for coming back and posting the resolution of this problem. Good luck.
  • http://www.batauto.com/Chrysler.html I would recommend that you check for any computer codes. This may lead you to the cause of the problem. Could be almost anything from a bad sensor to a plugged catalyst converter. On my 86 ply. rel. there was a…
  • http://www.batauto.com/technical.html Here is a site with code retrieval information.
  • Shadetree Mechanic had an episode on the Chrysler minivan. I agree, those plugs do look hard to get at. I believe they used extensions and swivel joints to get those plugs out. It would be easier to access the back three plugs by removing the intake…