2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

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.

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I was told that my water pump was going out and I think it is but I put my truck on a lift and it looked like it was leaking antifreeze from behind the water pump.

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The engine light is on and reads error code p0404 but when I put coolant in the reserve the ...

replaced crankshaft and camshaft position sensors..no help. I have to give it the gas for it to start...then hard start..been doing this for over a year..sometimes malfunction light comes on..but dealer said no codes..been to several garages and two dealers with no luck..any ideas.

Every morning there's a puddle of what I believe to be transmission fluid under the front of my pickup. I have driven it to warm it up and check the fluid. The levels are always within the limits. I have added a transmission sealer to it and it slowed down for a moment but started back up. It...

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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.

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I have an 2005 Ram 1500 w/ the Hemi. I live in SD. I bought it used have had it for 2 years has about 130,000 miles on it. After I bought it of course, the check engine light came on and I hear this clicking noise on the passenger side in the engine and it loses power. Can ANYONE OUT THERE give me an idea as to what this is? I am still driving it this way cause it's the only vehicle I have...

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

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.

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