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Main/Rod bearing replacement
I justed picked up this well used '96 to be used as a work truck. This is not only my first Cummins but my first Dodge as well. I have worked on Ford diesels for years but I have next to no experience with the mighty 5.9.
Anyway the trans is coming out for a rebuild this weekend and I was thinking of knocking out the main and rod bearings when everything is accessible(oil pressure is a little on the low side). Has anyone tried to do this in vehicle? It looks like the oil pan will come out if the trans is removed but I am not sure if there is enough access to properly measure clearances and torque the caps correctly. If I have the oil pan out is there anything else I could check/replace? Thanks in advance.