2001 ram 2500 turbodiesel knocking recently. Seems to be coming from the torque converter/flexplate area, has good oil pressure. Broken/cracked flexplate maybe? Sounds kinda like a rod knock, but just started making this recently, maintenance has been done regularly. 190k miles. Any input??
Saved 5000 dollars. fixing my car. Broken flexplate
Solved the problem for the price of the part, only 150 dollars. The problem
started with a intermittent shuttering or vibration on the highway. I got
worse and worse. It felt like something was out of balance in the
drivetrian. I talked with a mechanic that recommended to replace the
u-joints. I did that and nothing changed. Then I took the car to him and he
checked it and said the engine had rod knock. I asked him about what it
would cost and he said 5000 for a new motor. I asked if there is a cheeper
way, he said crankshaft kit. I could just put a crankshaft kit in. I was
thinking to myself the motor seems to run smooth. I took the car home and
checked it myself. I bought a mechanic's stethascope and listened for a
knocking sound. The sound seemed to be coming from the area between the
motor and transmission. I removed the transmission inspection cover and
moved the flexplate back and forth and it made a creaking sound. I made a
movie with my camcorder and called a mechanic friend and he came to my
house and I showed him the movie. He said you must have a broken flexplate.
We called Summit Racing Equipment on the phone and ordered a new heavy duty
flexplate and a bolt kit. I came in a couple days and we did the job in 4
hours laying on our backs on my garage floor.
The car has no more problem. It cost me 150 for the parts and I paid the
friend for his labor. I turned out good all in all, and saved money doing
it with a friend.
Cummins 5.9 rattle sound
Strange noise from my engine. Noise varies with engine speed and throttle
position. It happens from approx 1,200 - 2,500 however the video would not
pick up the noise at lower RPMS. So, for this clip I just kept hovering in
the noisy zone - this is not my usual driving style!
The noise occurs at the following times:
12 seconds, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 38 * 43. Shortly after 43 seconds I put
my foot down and it sounds really smooth. There is also a slight misfire
when it is held at a steady RPM.
Dodge Cummins, pulls out two Fords at the same time.
Saw a truck stuck, tried to help but the F350 was gonna pull her out he got
stock so I pulled both out at the same time. 2 at the same time I dont
mind, its just sand. Shows some of the awesome power of cummins, and I
barely felt anything behind me. F-350 was 2wd btw. I'm not saying the fords
suck, just dont drive a lowered truck on soft land.
1981 Versatile 555 , 9,1 cummins diesel !
Look at this BIG tractor , a huge 9,1 , 8 cyl Cummins diesel engine , as
seen at this event ,, Trekkertjesdag 2011 " in Goedereede provincie
Zuid-Holland , Nederland.
5.9 Cummins diesel timing gear 215 pump
1997 Dodge diesel with heavy white smoke issues. Strange noise from timing
gear. Any help or suggestions? Runs rough, misses, smokes like hell and
smells like fuel.
Changing your oil on your cummins Part 1
This is the first part of my tutorial on how to change the oil in your
cummins truck. From the very basic oil information on what oil and filter
to use, and the tools you will need to complete the job. One step at a