2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500

2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

Numerous Conditions May Cause Engine to Crank But Not Start

If the engine is difficult to start or cranks but does not start, it can be caused by a leak in the return side of the fuel system. This type of leak can allow air to enter the injection pump resulting in starting issues. A rubber hose on the back of the injection pump, connecting the pump to the steel hard line, that can be the source of this type of leak.

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.

Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking

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.

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

What if idler pulley goes out (1 answer)

Makes low growling sound
It idoler pickup goes out ?
Will it still run ???

Replacing Heater Core in 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L (1 answer)

I'm having the engine replaced in my 2002 Dodge Ram. Would this be a good time to have the heater core replaced? Or do they still have to go through the dash on the passenger side to replace it.

Why wont key turn in ignition and steering wheel locked? (1 answer)

need a quick fix.

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 1998-2003 Dodge Rams Due to Short Circuit in ABS Control Module Connector

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 Recalls 2001 Dodge Rams Due to Loose Connection at PDC

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 Recalls 2001 Dodge Rams Due to Incorrect Load Range Tires

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.

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews

This is a great truck. My only gripe is the air conditioning, which from what I have read online in forums, was a sore point in many Dodge products for that year. This truck rocks in all other respects. As a precaution, I put a hi-power lift pump on it to keep the VP44 injector pump lubed and cool. I pull a big 5th wheel over Snoqualmie Pass in Wash. with no problems. The truck is rock sol...
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 ...
The gagues from jump street purchased tk new was a source of junk,oil pressure to charging system all faulty.three set of brakes in less than 100,000,a complete tranmission,headlight goes off for no reason and air conditioner migh as well have a block of ice cools better and more offen.the diesel can not beat only reason to by dodge

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