Repairs
Small Sensors, Big Changes

Small Sensors, Big Changes

Vehicle ownership and maintenance isn’t always glamorous, but sometimes it is the little, seemingly insignificant things that make a big difference. In an effort to be proactive I decided to replace a few engine sensors that delt with intake air: Intake Temperature, TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), and the MAP (Manifold

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  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup

Paint Touchup

During the first winter I owned my Durango there was a very heavy snowstorm. While trying to get to work the next morning my Durango lost traction, exited the road, and took out a fencepost that was part of a high tensile electric fence. These fences are basically permanent electric

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New Year, New Fuel Pump

In the cold, frost covered morning of Christmas Eve my fuel pump decided it was done squirting after close to 150k mi. After a few minutes of diagnosis, mostly consisting of fuse checks and listening to the engine trying to start, I decided it was likely the pump but would

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Heater Core Replacement

Heater Core Replacement

There is one side to custom truck ownership that isn’t shown in the industry magazines but is nevertheless a big factor for budget builders, run of the mill repairs. The heater core replacement for my Durango was the most complicated and time consuming project I have undertaken, yet it also

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Nothing Shocking About Shock Replacement

Nothing Shocking About Shock Replacement

After getting over 100k mi. the factory shocks become a bit tired. Also, as you will see, rust has not been kind to the bottom of my Durango. While the rust is a major concern for me, I haven’t had the opportunity to address it. Shocks, on the other hand,

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Herculiner Repair and UV Topcoat

Herculiner Repair and UV Topcoat

Three months ago I applied Herculiner to the bumpers, fender flares, and rocker panels of my Durango. Since then it has taken quite a beating and, as I found out, had succumb to the sun as I did not apply the UV topcoat. Learning from my mistakes I ordered a

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