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Had to change the water pump on my 96 Dodge Ram and...

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by TX Mudder, May 29, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I'm always bitching about how hard newer vehicles are to work on. You can't get to anything without removing 20 other things, you need 10 different computers just to figure out what's wrong, etc.
    You know, I should probably stop bitching. I changed the water pump and it wasn't much different than that on my old Chevy 350. I had to replace the starter once and that is very similar as well. I got to looking at the repair manual for it and the 360, which is what I have, is very similar to a Chevy 350 in design.

    So I need to stop bitching about newer vehicles or is my experience abnormal?
    -- Mike
     
  2. sled_dog

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    All vehicles have their stuff that just sucks to work on but newer ones seem to have a lot more of those tight spot bolts that need like ratcheting wrenches and all.
     
  3. Blazer1970

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    Small block Mopar engines are a copy of a SBC, and Dodge is always a few years behind in incorporating any new technology, so there ya go. Just like working on an old Blazer.
     
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    the 318 in my Dakota is one of the easiest engines to work on that I ever had. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. JohnSPledg

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    Try changing out the starter on a 63 scout 80. There are only 2 bolts. One is cake, the other one takes a 5/8 stubby and an act of God.
     

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