2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
- trans surges between OD and 3rd gear & sometimes 3rd and 2nd on slight incline.
- Truck won't move in gear acts like it's in neutral
- Dodge ram stalls every once in a while when shifting into drive from reverse?
- sometimes when i press down on the brakes, the brake pedal stiffens.
- Transmission vibrates when shifting into and out of overdrive.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems
Replacing a pressure solenoid valve in the transmission valve body may fix an issue where the transmission "hunts" between first and second gears. Our technicians report that customers sometimes describe this complaint as surging or bucking.
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 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions
I can put it in gear and it would drive about a quarter mile then acts like it's in neutral. Let it sit for a few minutes and it would go back in gear and do the exact same thing again. Tried changing the filter and fluid, very clean no metal shavings fluid clear and not burned now won't ...
When i get going down the road it takes several mins to get cold.I drained al the freon out and refilled it but just blows colder when driving no difference when ideling.
I have changed the TPS with a new one and cables/connections look and test fine. I cleared the code, the problem still occurs but only when turning on the a/c. The a/c compressor works fine. The a/c system has a low charge but no trouble code shows for same. No other trouble codes are stored ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (PDC) can loosen, which can result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the PDC and reposition the wire.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because they were equipped with incorrect load range tires. If the vehicle is operated at maximum gross weight, this could cause a blow out. Dealers will replace the tires.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews
This is by far the best truck I've ever owned. 5.9 CTD combined with a 6 speed is unbeatable. This truck is rated (from the factory) at 14k towing in reality it'll pull 20k. Only problems I've had with it are putting a thermostat in it and I need to replace a drag link to get rid of the play in the steering wheel (common thing with a dodge right along with a track bar). I've got the H.O. which ...
I have a 2001 Dodge 6 speed HO Deisel Ram 2500 4x4. It has 138K miles and has not needed anything major. This truck tows over 13,000 lbs, gets over 20MPG empty and is been bullet proof. I 4x4 over the Colockum Pass which is one of the toughest in all America. I also have towed a 35' triple slide up many passes and done over 50 MPH. You do have to lubricate the fuel like any diesel engine built ...
My father bought a 01 Ram 2500 with the 5.9L Cummins and it is now in my name. We both over 10 years of driving this truck just triped 415K and the only thing we have done to this truck is replace a fuel line, so if you are looking for a long lasting truck with motor the Dodge Cummins is the best way to go. We have pulled everything from 6KLBS boats up the steepest grades to hauling a trailer l...