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98 Chevy brake problems

So, I was having some problems with a shaking on this truck in another thread.

98 Silverado 4x4, auto trans, about 200,000 miles. Working on getting the shake out, and thought maybe I had a...
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So, this shaking seems to be back. Intermittent...

So, this shaking seems to be back. Intermittent though. Every once in a while, while driving at 45-55 or so, it will start shaking, then I step on the brakes, and as it slows the shaking gets worse....
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I've driven the truck around town a bit the past...

I've driven the truck around town a bit the past few days and no shaking at all. I'll keep a close eye on things until it warms up, then give it a bit more attention.
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Thanks for the replies. So, I took a ride there...

Thanks for the replies. So, I took a ride there to get her. It's about 120 miles. When I got there, I checked the truck out and found no excessive play anywhere in the steering. Took it for a ride,...
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98 Chevy Steering problems

Hello All,

So, my wife is stranded at her folks house right now. Problem is this:

98 Chev Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4. 350 v-8, auto trans, 200,000 miles.

Truck started shaking real bad, about 15...
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Thanks for the input. So, how do I tell what kind...

Thanks for the input. So, how do I tell what kind of shaft to get? I was calling around about them and apparently there are a couple of different ones that go on these?
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So, is this a common problem, that people remove...

So, is this a common problem, that people remove the drive shaft? Because, there isn't one on this Jeep! And of course, the kid I bought it from is pleading ignorance to it. And I guess I believe...
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That's actually on my list for tomorrow! Figured...

That's actually on my list for tomorrow! Figured I'd make sure the drive shaft is on. Lift up the front and see if the wheels turn. I have not worked on these Quadra Drive systems before so am kind...
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2000 Grand Cherokee 4 wheel drive not working.

Hi All,
So I just picked up a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Has the Quadra drive in it. 188,000 miles.

Took it out in the snow today and found that the 4 wheel drive does not work. I can shift it...
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There is a sensor going into the differential?...

There is a sensor going into the differential? I'll have to look at that tomorrow. I don't remember seeing any when I was working on the brakes....

I tried unhooking the module. Unplugged it, let...
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98 Dodge Ram, brake mystery

First of all, thanks to those who take the time to read and a bigger thanks to those who offer help.

98 Dodge Ram 1500.
4 wheel drive.
Auto Trans.
Approx 170,000 miles.

Brake line rusted...
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It doesn't seem to be the overdrive that is...

It doesn't seem to be the overdrive that is locking/unlocking. I was told it was the torque converter that was the issue. Thanks for the responses!
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First of all, thanks for the replies. The four...

First of all, thanks for the replies. The four wheel drive is a manual shift. The u-joints are all good and tight. I just greased them all this fall.

It doesn't seem to do it in four wheel drive....
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98 Dodge Ram torque converter question

I have a 98 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4, 360 with auto tranny 4 speed, or 3 with overdrive. Not sure of the correct terminology with it. Has around 180,000 miles. Tranny is supposed to be a rebuilt with low...
05-27-14, 07:33 PM
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I've done a bit of research on this subject. Some...

I've done a bit of research on this subject. Some folks say that treated wood, if left in the sun for a year or so, will basically leach all bad stuff out of it. Some say that to put a plastic...
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I'll try the xylene and see where that takes me....

I'll try the xylene and see where that takes me. I spoke with the mason about it again and he said there are two factory reps coming to take a look at it and see what can be done. If I can get there...
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Yup, it was colored concrete rather than dyed. It...

Yup, it was colored concrete rather than dyed. It was the first time I have been involved with such a thing. The concrete sub has done them before and apparently with good results. The floor looked...
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It was covered with 3' wide rolls of white "felt"...

It was covered with 3' wide rolls of white "felt" like covering. Not like roofing felt, more like a felted wool blanket. The covering was made for protecting wood floors, so I'm pretty sure it was a...
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Polishing dyed concrete

Hi All and thanks in advance for any help with this problem. We built a cabin over the winter for some folks who wanted it built on a slab with dyed concrete. The masons did the pour, power trowelled...
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I use trailers a LOT, and usually have the...

I use trailers a LOT, and usually have the smaller fixer upper type ones. I have had a couple just like yours, though mine were old pop up camper frames that were modded into haulers. The first thing...
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It is the 360 engine. Apparently there is no way...

It is the 360 engine. Apparently there is no way to set timing on these? It seems to me that when I changed the head on my wife's 98 Ram with the 318, I looked up the timing and bought a timing light...
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98 Dodge Ram stumbling issues

Truck is a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport.
4 wheel drive, Auto trans. approx 180,000 miles.

Just purchased this. Starts great, drives great, uses no oil, shifts great etc. There is a slight stumble...
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Tablet operating system

Hi All and thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

I use verizon for my carrier and want to get a tablet with 4G on it. I can get one through Verizon but then I have to agree to two more...
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I did some additional research on it and found...

I did some additional research on it and found out about a gasket that blows out in the tranny, but have to read some more about diagnosing that part.

Yeah, I know I'll have to pull the trans out....
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The tech never did say what the code was. He just...

The tech never did say what the code was. He just said that the torque converter bushing was going bad. I asked him how long it would hold out and he said it could go on like that for a long time, or...
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