Originally Posted by jmh
My wife and I are super excited to be a part of the SMB community! Just purchased a White '94 Dodge RB350 SMB. I'll post pics soon but first needs a little TLC.
Any additional suggestions are appreciated.
Congrats. Dodge issues:
Battery tray and inner wheelhousing beneath it will be rotted out from battery acid.
It’s a unibody vehicle so check all the suspension mounting areas for rot and cracks.
The strut rod bushings will be shot and not look bad. Replace them with factory or Moog pieces only. Install exactly as instructed.
If rad is not plastic and aluminum replace it.
Timing chain on small block Chryslers is very long and prone to stretching. Replace it with a Hughes engines’ deburred unit and run the V6 Magnum engine chain tensioner.
Front brake pads start to rattle over time on unpaved roads. Beat the ears of the pads over HARD with a hammer.
Replace the rear end lube. No one ever does and the rear axle gets noisy.
Exterior rear view mirrors have a clip in them that breaks and the damn thing folds in when you slam the door.
When the key is first turned to “run” the check engine light comes on as a test of the light’s function. The day it doesn’t replace the pcm/ computer. It’s toast.
Turning the key to run then off to run to off to run should cycle the pcm code reading feature. Handy when diagnosing gremlins.
I own 7 of them... including a ‘96
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