Post Your Successful Diesel Mods At Dieseldatabase

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Have you completed a successful mod on your diesel truck? and did you take pictures and discovered tips that might help others? Your post is welcome here. All you have to do is register on this site. Then contact us via the the contact form on the ABOUT page (see menu), letting us know you […]

Cummins Diesel Fan Belt Replacement

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1. Remove the belt by inserting the drive nose of a 3/8″ ratchet into the square hole in the idler pulley. Use the ratchet to unload the idler tension from the belt by rotating the ratchet counterclockwise as viewed from the front of the engine. The best position for the ratchet is almost straight up […]

Dodge 24V IAT Sensor Cleaning

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This is an article for cleaning the IAT sensor on the 1998-2002 24V diesel engine. The IAT sensor measures the temperature of the intake manifold. The ECM uses this sensor reading to set injection timing and adjust the air-fuel ratio. If the fuel mileage and power output of you engine seem low, some owners have […]

Clutch Replacement

TOOLS: Tranny jack 2 or 3 ratchet straps porta power (this will make removing the cross member MUCH eaiser) A bottle jack and a piece of 4×4 will work in a pinch. Drill a hole in the end of the 4×4 to allow the bottle jack shaft to go in the 4×4 a couple of […]

Rust Prevention

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Here’s a convenient and easy method of applying rust preventing solutions to inner panels and seams to control or avoid rust to various body seams. The nicest feature, is that you don’t have to remove interior panels to apply, just insert the feed hose into where you want to apply your rustproofing. The specific solutions […]

Universal Joint Replacement

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Work Performed on an ’03 CTD The ujoint pictured below is the factory joint that I just took out. My rear drive shaft was replaced the 1st time to the dealer under warranty. Then they replaced the ujoints again after that, making a total of 3 sets of factory joints within 75,000. When I first […]

Dodge 24V Cummins Oil Vent Solutions

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Just Now dove in to modify my Oil vent which as you know is on the front…. on steep downhills, we lose a quart or 2 out the hose. ….. The solution is to make a vent on the valve cover like the N-14 Cummins has on the big truck I drive. First I ground […]

Turbo Charger Swap Guide

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Completion time : 1 Hour HX35 12 CM HX35-21CM The following guide details the swap out between a modified HX35 with a 21CM Housing to a HX35 With a 12 CM Housing. The work is being done on a 2002 CTD. After Removing the Air Filter and hose…. Step 1 : Disconnect the Inter Cooler […]

Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Stewart Warner B779 Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge Gear Speed Calculator

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Dodge Gear Speed Calculator Dodge Gear Speed Calculator [klenger.net used with permission]

1999 24V Lift Pump Replacement

Procedures for a 1999 Ram NOTE: You may be able to improve this but this is exactly what we did and changed two pumps in less that two hours) TOOLS: 17 mm wrench & socket, 10 mm wrench & socket, 7/16 socket, 1/2 inch socket. Lay a non-conducting material over the battery posts (fender cover, […]

A Good Chain Can Make All The Difference

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I cannot describe the feeling but I know you’ve felt it before. The feeling you get when you know something is enormously wrong but just before the full impact hits you. It was only five fifteen but it was dark outside. I stepped outside my truck and was looking back at the trailer. From where […]

Clutch Replacement

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Start inside the truck. With a Phillips remove the screws holding the shift boot and slide it up. Remove shifter with 3/4″ or 19mm wrench. Pop up transfer case shifter boot and remove bolt/s. Pull out rubber inserts in cupholders and remove bolt/s. Remove plastic shroud. Unbolt shifter boot. Unbolt shift tower carefully and tape […]

Ford 7.3L Engine Removal – The REAL How To

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After replacing my rear axle cover due to rust through, I noticed severe rust on the engine oil pan. I’ve had experiences with rusted oil pans in the past and knew this had to be taken care of soon, or I’d be doing it in the middle of an Ohio winter. Early October, 2001, I […]

Dodge Cummins Ebrake ECM Hookup

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Using the ECM to Control Non-Jacobs Exhaust Brakes You will need this pigtail to connect the brake wiring to the ECM. Cummins Part Number: 3824810 Connect the pigtail show above to pin 20 of the ECM Schematic for the Dodge/Jacobs e-brake system connected to the ECM You will need to adapt your e-brake installation to […]