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post #7041 of 8077 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 07:53 PM
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Oh god LOL. It needs a heater core? The ENTIRE dash and heater box has to come out. My condolences.
Yep...... Honestly the dash is about 10 screws/bolts and it pushes out of the way. The AC didn't work in the truck anyway so replacing the evaporator is a no brainer while I'm in there cause the heater core is leaking.


I was able to get the drivers side VCG done, which I thought was going to be a pain cause of all the vacuum, fuel and coolant lines on that side of the engine. The bolt heads are 7/16" but I had a few that I had to use 10mm, 11mm, and 3/8" because of rust. I STILL can't get that one off on the passenger side though. I'm leaving that for another day.

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Installed Crystal Ultra Vision Phillips into the headlights. I wasn't going for an HID look but these give a nice subtle white to the car, my MAIN concern was being able to see at night, installing these and with a little vertical adjustment, I don't feel 20 years older than I actually am anymore, can see just fine.

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I farted in the seats of the '01 this morning, while on my way home from work.

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post #7044 of 8077 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 01:45 PM
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Drove the 05 SEL Premium Tec to work, but waited until I got into my office to fart.
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post #7045 of 8077 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 09:11 PM
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No work on the wagon, but man I've been busting my hump on my father's 01 Ram 1500. Got the drivers side valve cover gasket in without an issue. The passenger side......... WHOLE different ballgame. One of the bolts houses the engine ground. It was rusted to the bolt so it took forever and a day to get out. Then the fun began. There was one bolt that was rusted to the point that there was nothing left to get a hold of to get out. I cut the head off and was able to get the VC off........ then I realized that the screw was rusted in the head. Sprayed PBlaster on it for 3 consecutive days, then with a new set of vice grips, it eventually came out. Put that all back together and I was feeling accomplished.


Time to tackle the axle u joint. Yesterday I took the wheel and caliper off so I could spray the hub to take it and the axle out in one piece. I ended up using the same method I did on my wagon..... used my chisel and a BFH and after a ton of whacking it eventually came out. 2 of the 4 caps had no needle bearings in it and it was eaten away with rust(it was slapping around making a ton of noise). I ended up renting a BJ press to knock all of the caps out, put it all back together, and then took it for a test drive. No more noise I also replaced the tensioner pulley cause the bearing was making noise.


So now I'm at the nitty gritty, the heater and evaporator core. I had enough of the truck today so I didn't attempt to start taking the dash out. Honestly, with all the rust I've been dealing with, it'll be nice to get to something that should not have that problem. Time will tell....
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It's my father's truck that he bought brand new. He hasn't really driven it all that much in the last few years and time has taken a toll on it. He needs to be able to get out and do things, so I told him I'd fix it. He loves that truck, and honestly I like it too. It's been a member of the family for the last 16 years.

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It's my father's truck that he bought brand new. He hasn't really driven it all that much in the last few years and time has taken a toll on it. He needs to be able to get out and do things, so I told him I'd fix it. He loves that truck, and honestly I like it too. It's been a member of the family for the last 16 years.
MOPAR, Mostly Old Parts And Rust . The pics don't lie LOL
My son in law likes those loads. Diesel pickup and the exhaust rotted off it in less than 90k miles, several front U joints also done in warranty.

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No work on the wagon, but man I've been busting my hump on my father's 01 Ram 1500. Got the drivers side valve cover gasket in without an issue. The passenger side......... WHOLE different ballgame. One of the bolts houses the engine ground. It was rusted to the bolt so it took forever and a day to get out. Then the fun began. There was one bolt that was rusted to the point that there was nothing left to get a hold of to get out. I cut the head off and was able to get the VC off........ then I realized that the screw was rusted in the head. Sprayed PBlaster on it for 3 consecutive days, then with a new set of vice grips, it eventually came out. Put that all back together and I was feeling accomplished.


Time to tackle the axle u joint. Yesterday I took the wheel and caliper off so I could spray the hub to take it and the axle out in one piece. I ended up using the same method I did on my wagon..... used my chisel and a BFH and after a ton of whacking it eventually came out. 2 of the 4 caps had no needle bearings in it and it was eaten away with rust(it was slapping around making a ton of noise). I ended up renting a BJ press to knock all of the caps out, put it all back together, and then took it for a test drive. No more noise I also replaced the tensioner pulley cause the bearing was making noise.


So now I'm at the nitty gritty, the heater and evaporator core. I had enough of the truck today so I didn't attempt to start taking the dash out. Honestly, with all the rust I've been dealing with, it'll be nice to get to something that should not have that problem. Time will tell....
I give you a lot of credit to tackle that rusted stuff like that outside and without a torch to help. I saw my father beating old exhaust pipes and U joints in a old days without the right tools and it changed the way I approach repairs.
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