How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Chris Your Own Question

Chris
Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 9598
Experience:  ASE Certified technician
Type Your Car Question Here...
Chris is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Van, VIN: 2B6HB21X8RK565259 I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF VAN

Customer Question

Van, VIN: 2B6HB21X8RK565259
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF VAN IS THIS, ITS MISSING THE ID PLATE IN DOOR, THE VAN IS CURRENTLY BEING USED AS A ICE CREAM TRUCK.
I WOULD LIKE TO DO A TUNE UP, INCLUDING CAP/ROTOR/PLUGS. HOW DO I SERVICE THIS ENGINE, THANK YOU
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Welcome! My name is XXXXX XXXXX you for allowing me to assist you! This is a 1994 Dodge van with the 3.9 L V6 engine. Here is the VIN summary information. I hope this helps,

 

Chris

 

--
VIN: 2B6HB21X8RK565259 In Service Date: September 20, 1993 Year/Model: 1994 DODGE RAM VAN B250 VAN

ervice Information
Year/Model: 1994 DODGE RAM VAN B250 VAN Last Odometer: 26,669 miles on December 27, 1994
Body Style: AB2X11 In-Service Date: September 20, 1993
Engine: EHC-3.9L V6 SMPI Engine In-Service Odometer: 5 miles
Transmission: DGG-3-Spd. Automatic 32RH Transmission Odometer Type: miles
Color 1: PC8-Navy Blue Metallic Car Line: B
Color 2: QC8-Navy Blue Metallic Build Date: April 30, 1993
Current Market Register: U Hour: 10
Book: R

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF MY QUESTION, THANK YOU.

Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Oh, sorry. Well to "service the engine" I would recommend draining and replacing the engine oil and oil filter, drain and refill the radiator with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. Then replace all 6 spark plugs and the spark plug wires. Inspect the distributor cap and rotor and if the contacts in the cap appear corroded, then replace the cap and rotor. If the van has a fuel filter on the inside of the frame rail, then replace it also. Note: please use ONLY OEM Champion spark plugs. I have seen issues with some after market spark plugs.

I hope that helps,

 

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

how do i get to the engine ? could you please tell me where the fuel filter is located on this van? thanks

Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

To get to the engine, remove the engine cover inside the vehicle. There will be 2 latches up at the front of the cover on each side under the dash, then 2 brackets under the carpet at the rear of the cover. Remove the screws and brackets, then lift off the engine cover. Now some vans had fuel filters and some did not. If yours does, then it will be under the vehicle on the inside of the right or left frame rail.

 

Chris

Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 9598
Experience: ASE Certified technician
Chris and 2 other Car Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV. Dutch USA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/TedG/2012-6-15_14759_avaLarge.64x64.jpg Ted G.'s Avatar

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1596
    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1311
    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2367
    ASE Master Tech advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1906
    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    942
    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve7654/2012-6-5_215929_japic800x660.64x64.jpg Steve's Avatar

    Steve

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1980
    25+ yrs experience as a professional working technician; ASE L1 master technician