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2005 Dodge Ram 3500

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

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.

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A vibration or shimmy felt in the steering wheel when driving over rough roads may be caused by a worn steering damper and tie rod ends. Also be sure the tires are correctly inflated, alignment is within specification and suspension components are tightened properly.

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 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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Drive Train, March 20, 2006

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On trucks with diesel engines, when attempting to quickly exit the vehicle with the engine running, the driver may accidentally leave the automatic transmission in reverse. This could allow rearward movement of the vehicle. Dealers will perform a software modification to equip these vehicles with an out-of-park alarm. This is not a recall, but is a safety campaign and the work should be covered free of charge. The Chrysler campaign number is E17.

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Suspension & Steering, November 6, 2013

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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.

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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, July 6, 2011

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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.

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions and Answers

ftc, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, Diesel, Aurora, CO

going through the repair estimate section here in your repair pal, can't seem to find the front wheel u-joints I need to replace both, what is the correct term?

RRSTARRANCH3500, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, Oroville, CA

Both front doors, driver and passenger side rub on the weatherstriping. Is there a cure for this problem?
The weatherstrip is damaged and needs to be replaced, how can the damage be prevented in ...

Almo, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Bay City, MI

Would a problem with the power steering pump cause tracking and wondering while driving ?

Almo, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Bay City, MI

Is the steering box on my ram 3500 a comman replacement item.I have what I've been told is a steering problem called memory steer.All of the front end parts have been checked and most are new....

Visitor, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, Diesel, Mead, WA

I've pulled the wheels and the caliters and their housing now how do i get the roters off

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Reviews

I love ny 3500 truck,411 4wd, 4doors 160000.miles 19.2 mpg overall

i bought very nice truck 2005 ram 3500 5.9L cummins turbo diesel in april of 2012 with 129k miles. It was hot, Red in color, drove well. 6 speed manual. May 2012. Flywheel gone! started shaking alot. Spent $1500 to fix. In couple months of light driving, didn't pull anything, found out there's oil leak. was leaking from Engine and Tranny. ( 140k miles). Fixed it. I can tell the maintenance is expensive. November 2012 ( 160k miles) Leak from Rear end. December 2012. Noise from rear end. Fluid level is normal. Replaced fluid. noise still there. Drive shaft is clunks inside of rear end and you can feel this bad feeling when shifting and clutching. In December 2012 replaced all filters, fluids again. Went to TX from NC, everything was ok, After 1000 miles on 65 mph something start Knocking and black then white smoke from underneath, and truck shut off. We ( my family and i) parked on shoulder on the bridge over the river. Here's whats happend, rear end aLL SMOKING, Truck don't start, when tryin' to start it it knocks and white smoke comes off. I was in SHOKE! Everybody told me Cummins is best engine ever! and this truck by itself. So for now Engine is Gone at 165k mil. Rear end is Gone, Major oil leaks from everywhere. I Don't suggest to buy one of those cute hut dually dodge trucks. Yeah I was look great on this truck. Everybody was jealous. but not after it broke down. And now to fix it, imagine how much i need to spend? probably i'll buy a good truck for cash for those money.
Also i have 2005 Ram 2500 Hemi 5.7L. Bought it almost new. My wife drove it very nicely. 4X4 knocks Always, now knock in front end. Very expensive to fix. Heater gone one day. Knocks in engine.
Wanna get rid of Dodges and find something better.
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