2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

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

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.

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.

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

HOW DO I TURN THIS LIGHT OFF IF I CANT THEN ILL NEVER BUY A DODGE AGAIN IVE BEEN IRRITATED FOR 9 MONTHS NOW DEALERSHIP DOSENT KNOW HOW TO TURN IT OFF THEY USED THOSE WORDS.
ALSO MY SYSTEM EVAP FAILURE LIGHT CAME ON THEY'VE REPLACE 2 SENSORS ON MY DIME AT $120 A PIECE AND THE LIGHT NEVER WENT...

checked all replaced wheel hub on drivers side... still having problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

The left and right tie rod assemblies are part of the front steering linkage, Certain trucks are being recalled because the left tie rod can break unexpectedly. This can result in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the steering linkage and install a new left tie rod assembly as necessary to correct this concern. This recall supersedes a previous recall, some vehicles repaired under the first recall may require an additional repair.

Certain vehicles may have been assembled with a left outer tie rod ball stud that may fracture; others may have received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement part during normal service. This condition tends to occur during low speed parking lot type maneuvers when the driver is making a tight turn. This condition could result in a loss of directional stability in the left front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tie rod ends, replace the left outer tie rod end as required, and perform a front end toe alignment as needed. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. The Chrysler recall number is L16.

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.

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

Worst piece of junk I ever purchased! Next time I will stick with a real truck and purchase another Ford F250, they have never let me down!

Sold my Ford F-150 King Ranch b/c of high mileage, and bought this new 9 months ago and have put 28,000 miles on it. Losing all those luxuries from the King Ranch took some getting used to (my Dodge is not loaded), but after adding cab lights and chrome running boards, I love the look and feel of my big black truck! And not a single problem so far. Hopefully the transmission problem in earli...

I have a 2008 dodge ram 1500 crew cab 4/2 big horn... Problem is front end hear a clunking sound when turning steering wheel left and right... took to dealer all thay told me is EVERY THING IS TIGHT.. I no something is wrong... could it be in the rack.

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