2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsExhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
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.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 QuestionsAir conditioner blows cold when driving, hot when stopped. Refrigerant level is good. What options do I have? (1 answer)
Malfunction indicator light was on and security light
when I turn on my air or my heat I hear a thump noise but my air and heat works fine afterwards, but it does that every time I turn either one on
2008 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.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
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.