2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
- Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking
- Check Engine Light Due to Pinched Leak Detection Pump Vacuum Lines
- Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System
- Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat
- Vibration in steering wheel due to worn steering damper/tie rod ends
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 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.
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.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions
Had the transmission rebuilt last year and it started messing up within a couple hundred miles. They told him when the truck was fixed before that they don't warranty 4 wheel drive transmissions. Well now it's doing the same thing again and he took it back to the same shop. We really nee...
will not start without starting fluid changed out the high pressure fuel pump still needs start fluid
The light flashes in lo, so I switched to hi and it worked, I was able to get up the hill. The light in hi does not flash. What is the problem? If I forget to turn off the four wheel drive does it damage the transmission.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 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.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Reviews
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 4X4 DRW Cummins 5.9 Turbo Diesel. I bought this truck used 3 years ago with 119k. I expected to change a lot of wear and tear parts. I bought this truck to try how it work with a cummins inland. I use to be a boat engineer in the Navy and cummins was one of my specialty. So far I got towed once, lift pump replaced and added an auxiliary pump from BD Diesel. I decided to ...
I have a 2004 dodge ram 3500 diesel it will not start without being pull started or with using a starting fluid. I was wondering if anyone else has had this trouble and could tell me what was wrong. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The truck overall is a good truck with the exception of the bogus parts that we're installed by the dealer. Dodge oem parts are not to be used in these types of trucks. My advice is, stay away from the dealerships and take the truck to a shop that does only trucks. Insist on MOOG replacement parts and NATIONAL berings parts.