2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsExhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
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 the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the camshaft position sensor may fail and cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft sensor will require replacement.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QuestionsHeater / AC fan does not work. Replaced fan and relay which did not fix problem (1 answer)
turns over but cuts off as if not getting gas. is there a fuel filter on this model?
checked throttle body and it seems fine. but still hving problem.
Went for gas and groceries last night, everything operating normally. Next morning, cranks and cranks, but won't turn over. Did a quick error code check with ignition key and get P0128 - "Cooling Sys Error / Thermostat Perf". Checked outside fuses for an obvious culprit, swapped aro...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 RecallsDriver's Front Air Bag Defect
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.
Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-354.
Because of an undersized spline on the rear axle pinion gear the pinion nut can loosen. If the pinion nut loosens, the rear axle may seize, and/or the driveshaft may detach resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a retention feature to the pinion nut to correct this concern.