» » » 2006

Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500

2006 Dodge Ram 3500

Image for car images Dodge 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 size thumb

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

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.

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.

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.

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 10, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Some trucks were assembled with right side mirrors with curved (convex) mirrors. This does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and makes it difficult for drivers of large vehicles to judge distance and could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the convex mirror glass with a flat mirror glass. The recall began October 10, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F46.

Learn more »

Body, Interior & Misc., August 28, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

Learn more »

Brakes, July 17, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the rear brakes may lock prematurely during certain braking conditions. Locking up of the rear wheels during braking could result in loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ABS control unit.

Learn more »

Electrical & Lights, March 20, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Some trucks equipped with dual rear wheels may not have been manufactured with roof mounted cab clearance lights, which is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Dealers will install the clearance lights. The recall began March 20, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F12.

Learn more »

Suspension & Steering, June 6, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

Learn more »

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions and Answers

Brizz, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, Diesel, Green Valley, AZ

30,000 mile service cost.

GregP, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Leander, TX

why does my parking lights come on when i press the brake pedal

Visitor, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Laurel, MS

How can you tell if you have new u joints in your truck.

Visitor, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Decatur, TN

air conditioner is not kicking in. Is there an ac fuse anywhere fuse box does not show one? Please HELP!!!

Visitor, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Houston, TX

changing the fuel filter on 3500 ram

Write a Review About Your Car

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Reviews

[Late Dec09] Bought 2008 Dodge 3500 Diesel used with 48K mileage. Currently have >

I've got a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Deisel Turbo. Replaced the oil pan gasket, rear main seal, and rear engine cover gasket. Then after installing parts engine will not start. Removed starter, manual trans, clutch, flywheel, and lifted engine a few inches to clear oil pan. Thats all. No diconnect of any sensor or wires. Not sure of problem. Running prior to replacement of parts. Need help of crank with no start.

Great vechicle for pulling just about anything. I've had a small leak from a boot coming from the transmission, an air condition flap on duct come loose so my air did not blow as hard as it should.

2006 Dodge Ram 3500. Best truck I have ever own. 100,000 miles on it and still runs strong. The Cummins can handle the extra 300 horse power I added just fine. Banks Air Ram Intake, ATS exhaust manifold, ATS 3000 Turbo, ATS 5 Star Torque Converter (a must) for towing. Stock converter won't last long when under load. Stock Brakes are not up to par. Would recommend upgrade to bigger brakes/Rotors or use a exhaust or trans brake system with your truck if you tow. I have been running 80% Bio Diesel since 07.

35000+ miles and doesn't miss a lick. 16000 lb. Megacab tow package Laramie trim 4.10 limited slip rear end silverline exhaust and a K&N filter. 22+ mpg on the highway a 75 mph.
Megacab gives you enough room to carry anything including my 6'4" brother in law with ease and comfort. when towing our 30ft trailer I don't even feel it.

Recent Repair Estimates