Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.
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.
If the transmission delays initial gear engagement after being parked overnight or longer, it may be due to a suspect transmission cooler return filter. If the transmission was recently serviced and the part number for the cooler return filter contains an "AB" suffix at the end, a new filter should be installed.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions and Answers
When I have my blower at full blast it feels like its on one. The heat and AC is hot and cold, just not enough air is blowing through the vents. When its one full blast though, it sounds like its b...
is a e'g'r valve the same as a p'c'v valve?
I have a vibration usually about 35 mph to about 60mph when accelerating or holding current speed. As soon as I release the the accelerator it goes away.
can I get a rough estimate of cost to repair
I have an intermittent no start after driving either short or long distant or when it is warm outside and starting for the first time. When I press the accelerator when starting it will finally st...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews
When I bought this truck I figured these Hemi powered trucks were top of the line. When doing repairs on factory parts it never failed, the bolts break. My transfer case at 80,000 miles is locked up, stuck in four wheel drive. Had to fight for awhile to keep the engine from failing. Waste of money.
I own a 2005 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 with 76,400 miles. I bought the truck new in October 2005 and it has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. The only problems I have had were 2 bad batteries so far, which is common for the AZ heat. I maintenance the vehicle regularly with all the synthetic fluids. I am extremely hard on this truck however. I put a 6" lift and 35" tires, it has performance exhaust, air intake, and ecm programmer. This truck regularly goes 4 wheeling, tows my 8500lb toyhauler, and has even been on offroad race courses doing vehicle recoveries numerous times. I have never had an issue with it. This truck has made me a mopar lover.
I bought my truck new. At 30K, I replaced front and rear brakes . At 60K, I replaced rotors and brakes front and rear. Trans has been an issue with filter replacements. Correct factory filters are mandatory for proper cold start shifting to avoid slipping and jerking.
Water pump and clutch assembly went at 75K. Noticed a vibration when accelerating two days in a row.....on the third day it blew.
Absolutely great truck, one exception. Rain, car wash water runs down pillar on drivers side of the dash. Have had it "fixed" at the dealer 4 times, but still occurs. What bothers me is, water equals rust, and I don't know where this water ends up and I don't know if it's getting into any electric or sensors?
replaced engine at 89000 miles and now the thing won't start without jumping out the relay because it won't register park or neutral never buy another dodge period chrysler should have went under for good selling this crap