found another cracked vacuum hose. It runs from the leak detection pump to the vapor canister. Gave it a little tug and it fell apart on the vapor canister end. Ordered a new one from amazon. None could be found local.
Installed the new blower motor. I didn't have to remove the dash. I found a write up explaining how to get it from behind the glove box. Only had to remove glove box, infinity amp and the 8 screws holding the cover on. Found the procedure here....
READ THIS BEFORE PULLING OUT YOUR DASH AND YOUR HAIR! Hi, everyone. After researching the internet for an hour or so, I came to the conclusion that I was going to either die in the Florida heat or remove the dash the next time I got 3 days off--Which is highly unlikely to happen any time in...
Went to change the oil on my '03 Dakota Sport yesterday. Drained the oil, and while it was dripping I went to loosen the filter.
Removed the plug in the shroud, reached up in to turn the filter, and it won't budge. Sometimes I can exert enough muscle to remove these by hand, sometimes I can't. Comes with being 60 years old I guess.
Went looking for my strap wrench, nowhere to be found. Left the damn thing up at the lake place.
What are my options? Drive a screwdriver through the filter? Done that before, not a good choice.
Scratched my head, put on my McGyver thought cap. Look around. There's my old serpentine belt hanging on the wall. I never throw anything away, now I know why.
Looped the old serp belt around the new filter to size it. Pulled it snug and wrapped tape around it to hold the position. Slipped it off the new filter and onto the old.
Took my biggest vise grips and locked it onto the taped portion, and gave it a CCW twist. Loosened right up.
here’s what I did.......I took out the plastic bed liner and found huge rot. Cut old old....welded it all pretty. sanded the he bed and installed bed liner. new 5/8” rubber bed mat. Added retractable hooks in bed rails. Installed new smoked out third brake light. Daily driver so don’t need high end gear. Videos to come