2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsTicking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area
On some models a void in the rear window seal may cause a water leak. Water may be present on or under the carpet. The seal will need to be replaced if that is the source.
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.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 QuestionsThermostat housing (1 answer)
What is the part the thermostat housing mounts to the threads are striped on mine from the previous owner
losing oil but no leaks and no visible smoke
I have flushed the heater core no leaks or blockages my coolant is full of new antifreeze and I have to wiggle the temperature knob and when I here the flap open I only get Luke warm heat
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 RecallsChrysler Recalls 2002-2009 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Wiper Module Assemblies
Chrysler has recalled certain 2002-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion, which may result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability. This may cause reduced visibility for the driver, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings.
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.