Electrical / Lighting Systems Other Not applicable Not applicable
Q: Onboard computer reset when "Maintenance Required" light is on. Was reading code showing clutch problem but is automatic and drivability is fine.
A: A clutch will never set a "fault code" and any diagnostic device/manual that states it is a clutch problem is completely wrong.
However, the fault code could be for a different clutch, like....maybe A/C?
You need to investigate further because a clutch (driveline) will NEVER set a fault code.
Q: I have a 318 cu engine in my truck. It seems to have no power. when I would tow my boat that weighed 2700lbs up a hill it would barely make it and would loose almost all speed. Does this sound like a engine problem or to high of gearing in the rearend or something else. I have had it tuned up. It still also has the original holley 2 barrel carb. What do you think?
A: My guess would be gears. Especially if you also have larger diameter tires. Ed
Ignition System Won't Start Happens always Not applicable
Q: Where is Ignition System located in the engine, to replace it?
A: The ignition on your ramcharger is to the right of the brake booster. It is a rectangular box with a wire conection with five wires runing into it with a single screw in the center holding the connection to the box
Electrical / Lighting Systems Upgrade Not applicable Not applicable
Q: I am adding a lightbar. How do I wire them?
A: The best way to do this (from a functionality and ease of installation standpoint) is to run a thick and well insulated wire (ie 8 gauge wire) directly from the battery to the switch panel location. It is best and easiest to ground the negative wire and switch the positive wire. If this is what you choose to do, ground the neg.(black) wire to the lightbar mounts (or the body if the lightbar is the clamp-down style) then run your positive(s) from the switch(s). Then run your wires from the switch to the lightbar, making sure the wires are not in the way of you or moving parts, ie. the pedals (the kickplate makes a wonderful place to hide these wires if you run them up the door jamb). If you have any questions Email me at E_lope@excite.com.