2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 ProblemsNumerous 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.
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.
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.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Questionsair circulation is stuck on defrost vents only, (1 answer)
ac/heat work good and temp control works good , just stuck in defrost or top vents only
Makes low growling sound
It idoler pickup goes out ?
Will it still run ???
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.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 RecallsChrysler 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 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.