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Chevy 1500, 95, will not shift out of Drive

My brother has a 95 Chevy 1500 and the transmission will not shift out of Drive. Of course, this means, it cannot be started. Any idea where to start looking?

Thanks,
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It is a 2000 Dakota. There was a typo in my last,...

It is a 2000 Dakota. There was a typo in my last, it was dropping to about 18 psig and cycling. I took a short drive last night and was able to find some R134a and was able to get the cycling to stop...
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Compressor cycling

I have a Dakota with an AC issue. Before I go any further, I just want to get some input. When first turned on, it cycles, dropping low side pressure to about 38 #s. When it gets there, the...
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Dakota brake fluid change

Stupid question - want to do a brake fluid change on a 2000 Dakota 4 wheel ABS. The Haynes Manual makes it sound like I should not really run new fluid through the ABS module, but I could be reading...
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Thanks for the info. It is a 4WD, but I do not...

Thanks for the info. It is a 4WD, but I do not have an ABS light on (yet). I will check into a module and see what I can get. I did a little looking on ebay and they were all for the RWAL :(.
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2000 Dakota Hard Braking when cold

I have an interesting issue with a 2000 Dakota. This happened a few times when it was raining, but seems to happen now if it is cold.

Shortly after startup, when I hit the brakes, it brakes very...
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Get blue moon ice cream out of carpet

We had a little issue last night and blue moon ice cream is all over the carpet. Have tried the Oxy cleaners, soap, etc (scrubbing) and have had little success. Any recommendations for getting the...
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It was the wheel bearings (hubs actually... one...

It was the wheel bearings (hubs actually... one unit, makes it a tad more expensive). I wish I would have had the time to do it myself, would have saved about 300 or so (with markup on parts and...
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When I bought it, supposedly the ball joints had...

When I bought it, supposedly the ball joints had been replaced. I contacted a dealer to see what was in their database and they claimed it had been done.

I will check, though and check the rust...
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'00 Dakota 4WD scraping when turning

I have a '00 Dakota Quad cab, 4WD. When turning right there is sometimes a scraping or grinding noise. I have my ideas and even think I may have a good idea what it is, but would like to get a list...
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What has happenned to this site? It used to be...

What has happenned to this site? It used to be when a question was posted, a 1000 people would answer. Now it is dead with very little response.

Anyhow, I found the problem (holding off cost me a...
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Dakota MAP sensor fouling

I have been getting a MAP sensor trouble code and it causes the truck to run rough. It is a 2000 Dakota with a 4.7L. When I get the light, I remove the sensor, clean it, replace it, and it works fine...
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Mine is a 6.5 HP (nameplate, but know it is not...

Mine is a 6.5 HP (nameplate, but know it is not really) Craftsman professional, about 11 years old.

The other is a Craftsman 1.6 HP (which is what scared me), with the same capacity tank. I know...
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Air tools and compressors

I was not lucky enough to have a 220V outlet in our garage, so I am trying to trade my decent compressor for a 120 v compressor that will be almost as functional.

The old had a rating of 9.9 at...
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2000 Dakota 4.7 L misses

Greetings.

I have a 2000 Dakota 4.7L. 161K miles. Until recently, no problems.

It started as a very periodic miss, mostly when I just eased off the accelerator, but it died twice over 6 weeks...
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Can I do that with a laptop hard drive? If it was...

Can I do that with a laptop hard drive? If it was my desktop, I would just yank the drive and do exactly what you said, but pulling the drive on the laptop is a little more painful.

I tried to...
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I know how I am supposed to get into safe more, I...

I know how I am supposed to get into safe more, I just locks up when I try (this has really messed the machine up).

Anyhow, I have a few ideas, not sure any will work. I just want to get it so I...
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The problem is, I cannot even get it into safe...

The problem is, I cannot even get it into safe mode, the best I can do is get it into recovery mode, using a boot CD, and getting a C prompt. I do not have windows any longer.

I know this is a...
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Spyware from ...

I have XP pro on a laptop. In a fit of pure, "never listen to your husband," my wife answered yes to one of those popup questions, "Do you want to protect your system?" We caught an ad to some...
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240 v motor to 120 v motor

Ok, I am certain I cannot do this, but I know some motors are made to be rewired. I have a Craftsman 240 v compressor, can it be rewired to 120? (no 240 in the garage). If not, is a 240 V step up...
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It really depends on how much you want to learn....

It really depends on how much you want to learn. Personally, I love to learn (geek) and think I can tackle almost any problem (if I have access to the proper tools).

As mentioned before, it is...
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Made it home no problem, took at apart with a few...

Made it home no problem, took at apart with a few choice words (not too hard, but there were a few places that did not like wrenches) and got it back together with fewer choice words (the first time...
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Thanks for all the input. I am pretty confident...

Thanks for all the input. I am pretty confident it will make it home. I have AAA, but it would not tow it all the way here and I do not want to tow it to a shop (at least not before I take a crack at...
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Driving with dead alternator

The alternator died on my nieces 97 Infiniti and it is about 30-40 minutes from home. I took the battery out and charged it fully (the battery is almost new). Is it unreasonable to try and drive it...
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Posted By DavePearson

After looking around a little, I see there is a...

After looking around a little, I see there is a TSB on a similar sounding issue. Unfortunately, I do not have access to that info.
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