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Valuable threads covering almost everything not posted in the tech section.

Look at the tech section for a lot of good articles.

These threads are organized by topic. Keep searching I know more useful threads exist.

This covers mostly non-powertrain areas.
A few powertrain threads are included.

Some things may be wrong for the 24 valve trucks. This was put together for the 12 valve engines.
Besides some minor engine changes the 1994-2002 dodge ram diesels are essentially the same machine.

A new beginning for dodge. The history of cummins diesels in dodge trucks.

Dodge Ram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fritz's Dodge Ram Tech
Cummins Diesel Buyers Guide
Dodge Ram Diesel Engine Evolution
Cummins Diesel Motor - Diesel Power Magazine
http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/Facts/diesel_sales.htm Dodge diesel truck sales by year

Accessory switch installation ideas.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...sed-these.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post1816571
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-switches.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-installs.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ch-pannel.html

Air compressor installation

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...d-cummins.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ompressor.html
http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/yorkair.html

Air conditioning

http://dodgeram.org/tech/repair/HVAC/Defrost_AC.htm (Disable automatic AC when defrosting.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...drain-mod.html

Air filter information

(Remove the space to see more)
http://www.dieselbo mbers.com/chevrolet-gmc-diesel-tech-articles/16611-duramax-air-filter-testing.html


Automatic door locks

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...oor-locks.html

Axles.

Differential Carrier Breaks | West Coast Differentials
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...stack-2-a.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/dodge...-knuckles.html (4x4 front axle upgrade)
http://www.billavista.com/tech/Artic...ble/index.html (Dana 60 differences.)

Ball joint removal

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-install.html

Battery and battery terminals.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tml?highlight=
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...nals-done.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ox-button.html

Blow Off Valve

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...-brew-bov.html

Body repair and information.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ueaky-cab.html
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1995/23-52-95a.htm (Creaking noise or exterior noise from back of cab)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ml#post4428922 (Welding can badly warp metal.)

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...drain-mod.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...bolt-size.html

. Dash
This is from the tech section. Many other good articles are there.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...w-dynamat.html (This may help prevent dash cracking.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...95-2500-a.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...g-my-knee.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...noise-cab.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ound-dash.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...eater-fan.html

. Doors
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...oor-seals.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...oor-latch.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...oor-panel.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-rebuild.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...r-windows.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ging-door.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...oor-stuck.html

. Dually information.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...on-refurb.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...s-removed.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...de-fender.html

. Frame
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rame-size.html

. Hood release
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...open-hood.html

. Interior
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tml?highlight=
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-removal.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-console.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...mpartment.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ml#post4910699
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...t-storage.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-options.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...at-fabric.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...le-repair.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-knob-fix.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ab-filter.html (How to get more air blowing through your ducts.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...cab-leaks.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ater-leak.html

. Paint and exterior

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/paint-code.htm
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ome-paint.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...-moulding.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ge...-matching.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...aint-help.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...paint-buy.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-options.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ing-ideas.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ity-cover.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/de...ome-stack.html (Remove paint with a razor blade.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ml#post8936849
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...kers-door.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...er-covers.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...g-emblems.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tail-gate.html

. Rust
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l#post11543282 (Make your own.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rotection.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...bout-rust.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...nk-straps.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ml#post4599342
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...-what-now.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...face-rust.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...b-corners.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...chemicals.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-go-here.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...er-panels.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...st-repair.html

. Cab swap and time to swap over.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ml#post4709820
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...lvageable.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-cab-swap.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post6522123
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...l#post12561266
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l#post12732506

. Windshield wipers.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...iper-died.html

M101 military trailer used as a flat bed.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post4314093

When performing body work keep safety in mind. Use respirators and other safety equipment. You do not want this or worse to happen to you.
How Do I Get Herculiner Off of My Hootus?!

Boost tester

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/cu...ost-leaks.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...uctuation.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post4653731
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ester-how.html

Brakes.

http://dodgeram.org/tech/repair/Brakes/beeding.htm

. Exhaust brake.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-sticking.html
Unique exhaust brake idea.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post1091626
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3r...ust-brake.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ke-switch.html

Instructions for bedding in your brakes

. How to fix a broken parking brake pedal assembly.
Parking Brake Fix!
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ke-repair.html

. This tech article shows the best upgrade for our rear drum brakes.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tall-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...onversion.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-upgrade.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...lier-2wds.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...onversion.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...onversion.html (1st gen.)

. This thread shows brake pad comparisons.
Need New Front Brake Pads - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3r...ust-brake.html

. How to get the self adjusters to work.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ge...html#post23667

. Stuck on brake drums? Here is the solution for getting them off easily.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...eplacment.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...m-removal.html

. Warped rotors? read these.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-braking.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ed-rotors.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...hs-warped.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...nt-brakes.html

Bumper

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...dodge-ram.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-2nd-gen.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...r-2nd-gen.html (Front bumper)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-2nd-gen.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-pictures.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-bumpers.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/sh...m-bumpers.html

. This shows how some members built their own custom bumper.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...d-finally.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ost-150-a.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...my-bumper.html

Buyers guides.

Turbo Diesel Buyers Guide
10 Best Used Diesel Trucks (and cars) - Diesel Power Magazine All Pages
Cummins Diesel Buyers Guide
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...pros-cons.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...y-hauling.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-question.html

This covers most of the differences between a VE, P7100, VP44 and early CR trucks.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post4699697
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...mmon-rail.html

From this sites tech section.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-one-read.html

Cab Lights

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...find-them.html

CB Radio

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ellphones.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...r-cb-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...g-options.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...adio-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...install-3.html

Charging system.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...been-done.html

Cold weather ideas.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ter-front.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-you-like.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ruck-cold.html

Computer codes.

http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes (Shows all possible codes.)
http://www.troublecodes.net/OBD2/ (Explains what each digit means.)
http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/trouble..._DTC_codes.htm (1994 dodge computer codes)

Cruise Control

Solve surging cruise control.
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/f...12/#post795184
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...diagnosis.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-buttons.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-buttons.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...97-trucks.html

Cup holders and the the factory cup holder space modifications.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...cupholder.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...er-cavity.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...8-console.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post5638579
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ould-hold.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...p-holders.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-only-1-a.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...sole-swap.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ick-shift.html
http://www.genosgarage.com/DODGE-RAM...P-HOLDER-9497/
http://www.genosgarage.com/DODGE-RAM...P-HOLDER-9802/
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...witches-3.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ended-cab.html

Double din radio installation.

1994-1997
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ac...n-truck-2.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...in-gauges.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...onversion.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/el...d-96-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ash-build.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...deas-96-a.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ouble-din.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...unit-pics.html

If you have a 1998 - 2002 truck these are for you.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ouble-din.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-switches.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...o-project.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...o-bezel-8.html I started this on page 8 for a reason. Pages 8-13 are useful. This shows fabrication.


1997 3500 club cab 3.54 gears towing & camper pkg. Still stock with a built transmission at 120k. 4" exhaust, 4kgsk, and exhaust brake waiting for installation. 37337 upgrade. Still need ideas for improvements for hauling 15k fifth wheel.

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Engine. This is based on 12 valve. What remains may or may not apply to the VP44 in the 1998.5-2002 rams.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...nual-free.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...haft-test.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-cam-make.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...mmon-rail.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-what-kdp.html
Ram Diesel KDP retainer

The dowel pin is not the only potential engine killer. Read this.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...broke-cam.html

Inspect your Harmonic Damper from time to time.
TDR 73: It's Time to Check Your Cummins Harmonic Damper

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...oval-tool.html (How to make your own.)

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ge...ck-airbox.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...on-system.html
12V TPS Wiring Diagram
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ehind-cab.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-manifold.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ver-vents.html (for excessive blowby)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...completed.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ow-bottle.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...stic-hose.html

Engine oil tests.
You can send your oil in for oil analysis.
Your local heavy truck or tractor dealer may have a reasonably priced oil testing service.

Engine Oil filter.
http://www.genosgarage.com/GenosGara...Filtration.pdf

Then there is this option.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ubricheck.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...s-product.html
This is where you find the product.
lubricheck The digital 'blood tester' for your car

Exhaust.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...d-out-you.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...k-exhaust.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rease-mpg.html

This looks like a great product if your exhaust is to loud.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ft...available.html
FTE resonator review.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ust-topic.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...converter.html

If you install stacks this protects things in your bed while looking good.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ac...at-shield.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-tool-box.html

Fog lights.

Fog light mod - DodgeForum.com
DIY- Keeping Fog Lights On With High Beams - DodgeForum.com

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...lit-truck.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...og-lights.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-question.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post6493255 (mentions wire colors)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ht-switch.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...og-lights.html (shows wiring diagram)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...s-brights.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...og-lights.html

Fuel capacity.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-my-truck.html

Fuel filter

Fuel Pre-Filter cleaning
Fuel Pre-Filter Cleaning on Ram/Cummins

How to change a fuel filter
Fuel Filter Change 1994-1996 (1994-1995)
Ram 97+ Diesel Fuel Filter Change (1997-1999)

Fuel pressure.

The VP44 is vulnerable to low fuel pressure. Install a fuel pressure gauge and look at it now and again.

Fuel prices.

GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada

Fuel sending unit. (May or may not apply to the 24 valves)

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...many-ohms.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-assembly.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...tuck-help.html

Repair not replacement. This does not work for all trucks.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...under-1-a.html
CJ Johansson's fuel sender repair
Dodge ram Fuel Tank Sender Repair

Gauge installation ideas for pyrometer, boost, and other aftermarket gauges.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ost-gages.html (Proper locations for the sending units are shown.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...mp-sender.html (Look at more than the first page.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...alled-now.html (Good numbers to look at are inside.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tall-time.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-install.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ll-w-pics.html

Several links are inside.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post6164533
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...lled-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-options.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...om-gauges.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...er-gauges.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ouble-din.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...gauge-pod.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-location.html

This shows 3 gauges in a 1996 bezel.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ml#post5316529

This is a very clean 3 gauge install in a 1st gen. They could have been factory.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...l#post18330434

This shows how to design and make your own 3 gauge pillar.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...illar-pod.html

Stock dash gauges not working possible fix.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-cluster.html

Grid heater.

How to troubleshoot.
Ram Diesel Manifold Heater Problems

This can save you some money.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...placement.html

Grilles.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/ac...en-grills.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post5938566
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...5-shipped.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-you-have.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...ome-grill.html

Headlights.

(Not headlights, but worth considering.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...g-do-leds.html

Water in the headlight housings caused blown bulbs.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ht-repair.html

Recall 819 (Read this.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...15-00-fix.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...all-819-a.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...eadlights.html

If you replace your headlights adjust them. This shows how.
Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

As a FYI some of the aftermarket options have reviews saying their light output is not good.
Look for reviews before buying a replacement pair.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...l#post15444497

Polishing your yellowed headlights is often a good option.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l#post13433241

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-options.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...same-time.html

The pieces removed here are used to align your headlights.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ent-nodes.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...s-removed.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...d-install.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...light-mod.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...eadlights.html

. Sport headlights (The 1998-2002 should not need new holes for the second bulb)
Sport Headlight Conversion (lots of photos)
Dodge Ram Sport Headlight Conversion
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...need-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...onversion.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...w-upgrade.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...onversion.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ness-idea.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...rial-pics.html

Wiring modifications for brighter lights.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...light-fix.html
Another Headlight Mod Question - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...light-fix.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rade-time.html
Ram Headlight & Fog Light Mods: Enable Low Beams with High Beam Enable Fog light with High Beam
Ram headlight switching modifications


Headliner.

If you are planning on replacing your headliner material use "DAP Weldwood Landau Top & Trim Contact Adhesive".
Nothing else compares or does what this does. It only comes in gallon cans.
https://www.fabricsupply.com/cart/pr...ntact-Adhesive shows what to look for.
In some states this glue is illegal. The VOC content is to high. However, you just might be able to mail order this from a supplier who does not realize your state is off limits.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/sh...headliner.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...headliner.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...er-issues.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/de...-cleaning.html
well my Head liners out - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-question.html (A quad cab is different from a club cab.)

Heater.

The most expensive way to have a warm cab.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/20...cs-inside.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...oblem-now.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...hose-size.html

If you heater does not change positions this may be the part you need.
HeaterTreater™
This shows the necessary part
Dodge Ram '95-'02 - '95 - '02 - Ram - Dodge

High idle idea. This is for a 1st gen truck.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...-write-up.html

Horn

http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/f...ovable-193574/

Ignition switch.

Ignition Switch Replacement
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...sler-tool.html

KDP

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-kdp-kit.html

Map light repair.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...check-out.html

Miles Per Gallon.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...drive-12v.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-mpg-12v.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...que-right.html
Turbo Diesel Register Tech: It's About the (fuel) Economy Stupid!
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...0-mpg-12v.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/to...ifference.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3r...ml#post3544429
IT'S ABOUT THE (fuel) ECONOMY STUPID! (Use the next page arrow. The page numbers are broken.)
Turbo Diesel Register Tech: It's About the (fuel) Economy Stupid!

Does going faster really save you much time or does it really cost you more fuel money?
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post5926518

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...vels-here.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...roved-mpg.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-economy.html

Before you add big aggressive tread tires read this.
The Effects of Rotational Inertia on Automotive Acceleration
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-poor-mpg.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tires-mpg.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...averaging.html

Mirrors, Towing.

This is what had to be done to get power mirrors for our trucks in the past.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...d-2nd-gen.html

Power mirrors are now available from the aftermarket in a few different styles.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...002-truck.html

One member added a light to the outside of his tow mirrors. He also added a turn signal behind the mirror glass.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-reworked.html

You can buy an additional spot mirror that clamps to your current mirror. This is just one example. There are also glue on spot mirrors you can use in different shapes.


https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...w-mirrors.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rors-best.html

Overdrive switch.

If yours does not work perfectly try this repair.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...od-button.html

Power steering.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ng-filter.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...explained.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...art-noise.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...l#post15804905
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...l#post13611649
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post7590473
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ring-help.html

1997 3500 club cab 3.54 gears towing & camper pkg. Still stock with a built transmission at 120k. 4" exhaust, 4kgsk, and exhaust brake waiting for installation. 37337 upgrade. Still need ideas for improvements for hauling 15k fifth wheel.

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Radio.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...aty-sound.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ge-pillar.html
https://autonewszone.wordpress.com/2...nd-definition/
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...-speakers.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ker-sizes.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...rbr-radio.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ld-w-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...utchfield.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-upgrade.html

. Alternator whine (generator whine in our trucks).
Noise Troubleshooting Guide -- Eliminate your alternator whine
Noise suppression guide
Car Audio - Alternator Noise

Seat repair and options.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...new-truck.html (Base model seat pictures)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...-my-seats.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-up-grade.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...seat-swap.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...new-seats.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-interior.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...seat-swap.html
How To: install 3 Gen seats in a 2 Gen - DodgeTalk
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...tall-pics.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-console.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...sole-swap.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...s-my-97-a.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...seat-swap.html
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211379
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...seat-swap.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-troubles.html (How to remove the back seat in a club or quad cab.)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ng-bucket.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...at-covers.html

You can have heated seats if you buy these, or something similar.
Rostra dual element seat heater-Geno's Garage

Short bed conversion.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...4x4-build.html

A short bed and 4 doors. It took years before the conversion was finished.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/au...onversion.html

Do NOT do it this way.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post4737067

Smoother ride.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ther-ride.html
Installing Polyurethane Spring Tip Inserts - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums (For the 1st gen trucks.)

Sound reduction for your truck.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...our-truck.html

Here is my sound reduction attempt which was added to the thread posted above.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...n-odyssey.html

Jim L shows a similar approach in his 1st gen truck.
This is interesting as he modifies his springs and his truck is then quieter.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...e-1st-gen.html

This TSB may solve some drone for those with a 1994-1996 truck
NOTE: 1996 2500 CLUB CAB, 155" WB 4X4 AND HEAVY DUTY TRANSFER CASE (SALES CODE DHG)
(BUILT AFTER MAY 9,1996 (MDH 05-09-XX)) ARE ASSEMBLED WITH THE REVISED PROPELLER SHAFT
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1996/03-03-96.htm

Here one member worked under their hood. Be careful, some foam can expand to much and seriously dent and damage your sheet metal.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...wn-racket.html

Steering.

Ram Steering Gear Adjustments
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1997/19-10-97.htm
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1997/19-10-97.htm (Steering Wander)

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ering-box.html

Do not forget your control arm bushings can go bad too.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ut-repair.html

Sway bars.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...y-bar-mia.html

TPS
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/f...ce-tps-142641/
POT mod along with the original TPS to modify shift points.
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/f...8/#post3193978
http://dieseldatabase.com/12v-tps-wiring-diagram/?id=54
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ps-delete.html
http://dodgeram.org/tech/transmissio...TPS_adjust.htm

Tires and wheels.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ce-wheels.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ing-beads.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-traction.html
http://sipers.com/about/
http://www.sizemytires.com/calculators/compare
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-economy.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-2nd-gen.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...nly-6-ply.html

Tool box, tools, spare filters and parts.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...keep-hand.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-keep-box.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...hat-bring.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...where-buy.html

Towing

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...que-right.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...n-o-d-off.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...d-gen-ers.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...gooseneck.html (in this case it was throttle springs)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...g-options.html
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2001/02-001-01.htm (Rear Of Vehicle Sits Too High To Allow Hook Up To A Fifth Wheel Trailer)
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...r-install.html

Transmission, automatic.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...l#post16200113
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...r-47-48re.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...p-engines.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...nsmission.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-question.html

Torque converter lock up switch. Great if used properly. Can break a transmission if used badly. Do not lug your engine.
http://www.tstproducts.com/Torque%20...p%20Switch.pdf
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...l-problem.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...identally.html

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...step-step.html
This is where the idea came from originally.
valve body pressure lever - Competition Diesel.Com - Bringing The BEST Together
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ft-points.html

Remove the space to see more about transmission test ports.
http://www.dieselbo mbers.com/12-valve-2nd-gen-dodge-cummins-94-98/97528-47re-test-ports-temp-gauge-question.html

Transmission, manual.

NV4500 experience from one who towed somewhat heavy and often.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ml#post9346913


https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98...ed-fuller.html
https://www.facebook.com/RAMforFuller?_fb_noscript=1
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...anny-swap.html

Turbo.

The official turbo manual from Holset.
http://myholsetturbo.com/manuals/HX3...5_38_40_GW.pdf

HX35 rebuild and upgrade to HX35/40 hybrid.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-rebuild.html
The Saab Link Forums - View Single Post - Let the games begin

Turbocharger FAQ

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rbo-timer.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...rbo-timer.html

Vacuum hose under hood repair.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...se-melted.html

Vacuum pump.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-answered.html
http://dodgeram.info/tsb/recalls/720.htm (Vacuum check valve revised)

VIN number information.

http://www.compnine.com/vid.php?vin=+ (This will often give a free build sheet. Sometimes it wants to be paid first.)
How to read the vehicle identification number VIN on your Ram truck
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ild-sheet.html

Wait to start light.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-blinking.html

Windows, side, rear, and windshield.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-removal.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...t-removal.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...indow-fix.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ack-glass.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ar-window.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...ar-window.html
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...e-windows.html

1997 3500 club cab 3.54 gears towing & camper pkg. Still stock with a built transmission at 120k. 4" exhaust, 4kgsk, and exhaust brake waiting for installation. 37337 upgrade. Still need ideas for improvements for hauling 15k fifth wheel.

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