2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

Replace 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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat

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.

Software Updates Available for Check Engine Light Issues

The Check Engine Light may illuminate for many different reasons, some of which may be corrected by updating the software in the powertrain control module (PCM).

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions

what 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...

death wobble issues with dodge p/u trucks (1 answer)

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...

Both front brakes lock up when the brake pedal is depressed and will not release (1 answer)

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.

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Recalls

Loss 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.

Left Outer Tie Rod Ball Stud May Fracture

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 Recalls 2002-2009 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Wiper Module Assemblies

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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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 e...

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