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  1. Curt Gobbell

    If you have a 8HP70 Trans and have had a shudder...Please tell us how you fixed it

    I've read all the posts on here about transmission shudder, but I've not seen many solutions or fixes. So, if you have the 8HP70 transmission, have experience shudder between shifts and fixed it, please tell us what you did to fix it
  2. Curt Gobbell

    8HP70 8 Speed Tranny Fluid Change - Level Truck or Level Transmission

    If you have the ZF 8-speed tranny in your truck and you've changed trans fluid, can you tell me if you a) Leveled the truck ---- OR ----- b) Leveled the transmission? Given the angle that the trans sits in the truck, I suspect you must level the trans to get all needed fluid in per the OEM...
  3. Curt Gobbell

    Has your 5.7L Hemi ever acted like this?

    Vehicle: 2014 1500 with 150k miles (5.7L HEMI) Issue: at cruise (7th or 8th gear, 70mph on the highway) my engine has started a "tachometer hiccup" about every 4 seconds (very constant cadence) where the engine will increase RPMs by ~100 for a split-second then return to normal. I've capture...
  4. Curt Gobbell

    P0456 & P0457, but I've already changed LDP & PS & gas cap

    I've got a 2014 1500 with 5.7 and 150k miles that threw a p0456 and p0457, but I've already changed the purge solenoid, leak detection pump and gas cap (twice with OEM). Anyone have a similar/same issue?
  5. Curt Gobbell

    How I solved my Air Suspension Problem

    My truck (2014 with factory air suspension) would randomly lower both rear corners evenly to the bump stops Usually happened at night It would correct itself after I started the truck Frequency of occurrence was 1-2 times per week It would look like this :( So, over a several week period I...
  6. Curt Gobbell

    How to Determine if You Have 'Lifter Chatter' or 'Exhaust Leak'

    Problem Statement · You have engine chatter at startup and you need to determine if the chatter is either ‘Lifter Noise’ or an “Exhaust Manifold Leak’; · Both noises sound very similar and both will quieten down after the engine warms up, which makes it difficult to diagnose which issue you...
  7. Curt Gobbell

    Air Suspension - ASCM or Valve Block Failing? Do you Know?

    I have a 2014 with Air Suspension and I am trying to determine if my ASCM or Valve Block is faulty. Does anyone here know how to test either successfully? Backstory: My truck has been dropping the rear-end to the bump-stops about every other night on its own. When I start the truck in the...
  8. Curt Gobbell

    Anyone Know How to Get ALFAOBD out of 'In Plant' Mode?

    If you know how to get AlfaOBD out of 'in-plant' mode, would you please advise? Back-story below: I added the Daystar height spacers to my air ride suspension and vented the front air spring pressure to atmosphere. After the spacer install, the air suspension would not level itself. Using Alfa...
  9. Curt Gobbell

    Urgent Help Needed - AlfaOBD stuck in-plant mode

    If you know how to get AlfaOBD out of 'in-plant' mode, would you please advise? Back-story below: I added the Daystar height spacers to my air ride suspension and vented the front air spring pressure to atmosphere. After the spacer install, the air suspension would not level itself. Using...
  10. Curt Gobbell

    Anyone Recharge Their Air Ride System?

    I have a 2014 Limited with Air Ride, and after installing the Daystar leveling spacers on the front Air Springs, the air suspension will not lift. To install the Daystar spacers, I had to remove both airlines, but was told a) only the air in the 'air spring' would be lost and b) the reservoir...
  11. Curt Gobbell

    Straight Pipe Conversion...too much drone?

    I removed my factory muffler and replaced it with a straight pipe and love the sound, but I'll have to admit, it has a little too much drone noise in the cabin. Anyone else done this and figured out a way to reduce cabin drone?
  12. Curt Gobbell

    Is this proof that fuel system cleaners DON'T WORK?

    So...I ran an huge bottle of Seafoam and a bottle of Lucas fuel cleaner through my tank over the past 8 weeks. During my engine tear down due to a collapsed lifter https://www.ramforum.com/threads/2014-5-7l-knock-tick-tap.169507/, I decided to clean my fuel injectors via the tried/true pressure...
  13. Curt Gobbell

    Which Cam and Lifters Did You put in Your 5.7?

    I need to do a top-end rebuild soon and I would like to get your feedback on what cam/lifters you chose to rebuild the top-end of your 5.7L? Please list; 1. What you used? (i.e. Comp Cam *** with OEM Delphi lifters) 2. Did you keep MDS? why or why not? 3. Where you bought it? 4. Why you chose it?
  14. Curt Gobbell

    2014 5.7L Knock/Tick/Tap?

    I have a 2014 Ram Laramie Limited with the 5.7L Hemi with 145k on the truck. Today, out of the blue, it started ticking/tapping/knocking (not sure how to describe it). Here is what I have diagnosed so far; 1. The noise matches engine speed 2. Same sound/volume in drive, neutral or reverse 3...
  15. Curt Gobbell

    Anyone Install Body Lift on Factory Air Ride?

    I have a 2014 Laramie Limited with factory Air Ride that I would like to lift 2-3". The BDS option is more than I want to spend, so I'm looking for other options. The DIY section (all 27 pages) hints at this topic, but it isn't fully addressed. Has anyone on this forum install a spacer type...
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