2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems
Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions
there is a plug of some kind that goes into the block near the dipstick tube on the right side. Three wires-red,black and green.the plug on the other end goes into the harness.looks like I'll have to pull the exhaust manifold for access. Any suggestions ?
I was told maybe it's the temperature sencor. Where's this located?
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models equipped with the snow plow preparation package because the tires may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity. Dealers will provide replacement tires to meet the load carrying capacity and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, which can result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the PDC and reposition the wire.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews
I have a green machine 2001 dodge ram 1500 laramie slt 4x4 5.2ltr. I bought this pick up with 13 miles on it. At the moment there's 200,880 miles on it. I do the normal 5,000 mile oil change & other routine maint. & yes as the other reviews my dash has cracked & my A/C clutch siezed around 160,000 & I had my tranny rebuilt @ 188,000 & ny rear end went out when I was on the highway bout 170,000...
I ordered my 2001 quad cab new. First few years were great,then it went down hill from there. Check engine light has been on since 2005, emission code.Can not fix,I have to reset it and drive for a few days to get it through emission test. Drivers side heated seat no longer works. Fog lights do not work. A/C compressor bearing seized at 65k, Brake lines rusting out at 65k Coolant leak at ...
I bought my 2001 ram used about three months ago ,yes i put a new transmission in it , but the motor has 230,000 miles on it and still runs like a champ . The dash is not cracked and i have nt had any problems with the brakes . I beat the crap outa my truck and it stll wants more . BUY AMERICAN!!!!!!!