2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 ProblemsReplace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking
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.
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.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Questionswhat would cause 6 speed manual transmission to suddenly stop shifting ? (1 answer)
Pulling trailer and with no warning, I pressed the clutch to shift gears, would not go into any gear. Had to stop, turn off engine, put truck in a gear, and then start off again. Had to start off in 2nd, get to the top of a hill- turn it off and put in 3rd and crank up again. The clutch would dis...
violent shaking in front end occurs on rough pavement or bridge exp. gaps.have replaced 4 ball joints,front shocks,steering box,tie rods, had 2 alignments,pitman arm, new track bar bushings and none of these things have fixed the problem HELP at my wits end am tempted to just throw a match on the...
I cracked open the bleeder valves on both calipers to get the pistons to release.Then I clamped off the rubber brake line hoses on both sides,leaving me with only rear brakes just to make it home.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 RecallsLoss of Steering Control
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.