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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500

2003 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.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

My battery went dead jumped it when i drove it the speedometer dont work the ac dont work heated mirrors dont work the outside temp console dont work i had it checked for codes says bad speed sensor i replaced that no change thought it may be Body Control Module tried one of those still no change...

My truck trough a p2299 and I know its from driving with two feet but I was pulling a trailer and had to on a hill but point being my truck is dead on power sounds like its running on half the cylinders and loads up on gas and dies will not idle any longer the 10 15 sec

shaft retainer tabs need to be clipped off before installation

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls

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.

Certain vehicles may have been assembled with a left outer tie rod ball stud that may fracture; others may have received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement part during normal service. This condition tends to occur during low speed parking lot type maneuvers when the driver is making a tight turn. This condition could result in a loss of directional stability in the left front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tie rod ends, replace the left outer tie rod end as required, and perform a front end toe alignment as needed. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. The Chrysler recall number is L16.

Chrysler has recalled certain 2002-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion, which may result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability. This may cause reduced visibility for the driver, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings.

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews

Dash cracked after 3 years. Dodge said would help but still wanted a thousand from me for new one.

2003 with 44K miles. Rust on right rear weel wheel housing. Dealer confirmed the body shop statement that it is a manufacturing defect. Poor crimp between the outer and inner panels allowing water in. Dealer contacted Dodge for $$ assistance and Dodge said no. Now RR brake flex line blew off the crimp. After inspecting all flex lines, all the crimps are rusting away. This truck is used for...

I Have 128000km and have change front all steering 2 times. The exhaust pipe need to be repair 2-3 time in 7 years. The interior keep the road. hi have no noise at all and noting have broke. The engine is built by Cummings so I will never se the end. (5.9L) Only have to change oil and filter.

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