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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500

2008 Dodge Ram 2500

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sunroof cable conduit may need to be replaced if the sunroof makes a ratcheting noise as it approaches its open position.

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 28, 2009

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2009

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2008-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, which can result in smoke, burns, or an underhood fire. Dealers will install a fused wiring harness into the speed control system.

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Engine, January 26, 2009

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The under hood silencer could sag and contact the exhaust gas recirculation cooler. This could result in an engine compartment fire. Dealers will install a bracket to support the silencer pad adjacent to the cooler. This recall is expected to begin during December 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H34.

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Suspension & Steering, June 6, 2009

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Chrysler is recalling 18,000 aftermarket steering linkages used for service on 2003–2008 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Pickup models. The affected assembly part numbers are 52122362AA through 52122362AD. The linkages may drag or fracture, causing a loss of steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge.

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Suspension & Steering, February 16, 2009

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The drag link to Pitman arm ball stud may fracture without warning on certain trucks. The steering damper may also yield and shift on the linkage. The driver may experience a sudden loss of steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the steering linkage and steering damper. The recall began on February 16, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is H36.

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Robertson, WY

Hi, my ABS light came on awhile back. I took it to the dealership and they said it was the speed sensor that is in the rear end, I had it replaced and the light is still on. I have checked all the ...

Visitor, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Robertson, WY

Where does the control feed come from

baub, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Toledo, OR

After changing my oil, how do I clear the" oil change required" warning from the overhead console?

trailor puller, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Lexington, KY

feels like manual trans slips in third gears when driving and changing gears

wader, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Denver, CO

i have already removed the cables and cant see where it is still attached

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews

6.7 GET RIG OF THAT PARTICAL FILTER, REALLY CAUSES ALOT OF PROBLEMS

I recently purchased a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500HD HEMI ST 4x4 with 42k miles, this was a big step since the truck i traded in for it was a 2005 Ford F150 V6 2wd long bed.
Very big, Very powerful. the suspension is really really stiff and does not give you the most comfterbal ride but thats expected from a 3/4 ton truck. the Hemi motor responds well and gives me plenty of power. I average 12 mpg and haul 3000lbs of stone with ease. this truck is a bit much for what my vehical requirements are but "I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it" overall its a well built truck.

2008 hemi auto poss rear, hauls 30ft fith wheel with ease.
fun to drive. It is a hd work truck but people everywhere praise it's looks. I have had trucks that were loaded with options and never received second look. ps have 1990 with cummings a with 125K and a 93 with a 360 v/8 all 4X4 auto's.

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