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Old 01-26-2011, 08:02 PM
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and what is this thing that I found hanging the other day

what is this? iirc it is supposed to be all 1 piece??
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:39 PM
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Wow! That was a close call!! All that damage because of the stupid State of CA ARB wanting to eliminate a little bit of white smoke on a cold start up. I hope it isn't going to be too difficult to patch up.

After seeing your pics, I am sooooo happy that I removed my AIH!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:35 PM
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what do u mean? what do u think happened? it is all the aih stuff. I see acorns & tape in the engine valley AGAIn. little sob's.
a mechanic says this stuff can short for no reason..........why?
I like to understand this stuff, & where did u move yours? ALL the major wiring is in that area & I would hate to have that EVER happen again.....
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:48 AM
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The AIH will only activate when certain cold outdoor air, engine oil, etc temps are met. And it's sole purpose in life is to turn red hot and heat the air that is going into the intake to help eliminate the white smoke for when you start it on those cold days.

It isn't necessary except for when you go in for your new CA smog test. The exact same engine in a heavier vehicle, (IHC trucks, School buses etc) don't have that garbage, and I am reasonably sure that the other 49 state pickup trucks do not have it either.

Anyway, you can remove the AIH from the intake and and install a plug (apparently a Dodge oil pan plug fits) or you can order a plug online along with a "code eliminator". My understanding is that you do not even need the "code eliminator" but it does keep one from showing up because the AIH is no longer present. When you remove the AIH you can also remove that monster hot wire between the relay and the AIH.

The code eliminator is just a small wire with a resister in it. If the AIH activates, it tricks the PCM into thinking that the AIH is there and functioning.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:49 PM
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Daayum Laurie! I gather it was the cute cuddly squirrels munching wires? Time for a trip to the junkyard for a bucket full of wire harnesses. And some sort of vengeance on the local rodent population.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:42 PM
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and what is this thing that I found hanging the other day

what is this? iirc it is supposed to be all 1 piece??
That is the plastic leaf spring isolator that is supposed prevent your truck from making creaking/squeaking type noises over bumps when the springs flex. There used to be a T.S.B. back in the day when these trucks were new to install beefier isolators between the spring leafs. Unfortunately, the parts are no longer serviced by FoMoCo. This is the very reason that later model years saw much heavier duty isolators so that they wouldn't wear out prematurely like they used to when they were new. To repair that, you will likely need to go to your nearest spring shop.
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Wow that sux.... hope you can get it fixed/figured out without too much $$$$ creepin out the door....
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:45 PM
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yeah I think I will be removing the AIH & getting the delete from Riff Raff.....seems cheaper then trying to find the wiring right now....I have my truck registered in a county that doesn't require smog.....so I should be good for awhile

the leaf spring issue, thats another story

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