2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Water Leak Due to Faulty Rear Window Seal

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.

Multiple Coolant Leaks

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.

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

My truck is leaking antifreeze from motor or line? (1 answer)

I dont know wat i should i do

Does a 1999 Dodge RAM 1500 VAN has a (AWAL) ABS Control module or a (RWAL)ABS? (1 answer)

The ABS as Scanned and I was told to replace the sensor and ABS modular.

How to remove heads (1 answer)

I'm down to the heads but I see a what looks like a plastic cover at the front side of left head. Does that have to come out to remove the head bolts? If so, how?

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

The Rear Axle Can Lock-Up Unexpectedly

The nut securing the rear axle pinion my loosen because an adhesive patch was not installed during vehicle assembly. If the nut loosens, the axle can lock up with little warning, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. This is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34. The Chrysler recall number for this recall is N08.

The Rear Axle May Lock Unexpectedly

The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive. If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M34.

Possible Brake Failure

Some vehicles may have been assembled with a deformed brake booster input rod retainer or no retainer at all. As a result, the brakes may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new brake booster input rod retainer to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin during February 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J37.

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

GREAT TRUCK. ALWAYS DROVE CHEVY'S UNTIL I TRIED THE 2009 1500. I'M HOOKED.
Literally live in my truck. 6 months old and drives like a dream. Long fwy drives clocks at 1275 rpm doing 68 mph. Get average 21 - 22 miles a gallon on this MDI engine. GPS with Sirius works gr8. re-directs during any traffic probs. Awesome truck.
I have a 09 ram laramie loaded with all options but ram box....installed a Flowmaster muffler,This truck is awsome AND LARRYMAN you should of got a laramie if you wanted more backseat room,they dont get any bigger than that yet,and no other truck makes as much rear room as the laramie version.i dont have a sunroof ,i opted for the video ent. sys. and i have the tow package also...52,000 dollars...

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