2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500
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100
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808
2008 Dodge Ram 3500
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246
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516
2008 Dodge Ram 3500
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218
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623
2008 Dodge Ram 3500
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1,153
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1,799
2008 Dodge Ram 3500
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489
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1,568

2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Failed Replace Pressure Solenoid

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.

Four Wheel Drive Shifts by Itself

The transfer case in the Dodge Ram 3500 has multiple gear ratios, which can be selected by moving the switch in the cabin to 2Hi, 4Hi, or 4Lo. It has been known to shift to 4Lo without warning, at any speed, and whether the vehicle is on or off. If this occurs at highway speeds, the result can be catastrophic failure of the transfer case.

This is caused by a faulty four wheel drive shift motor, selector switch (in the cab) or the wiring between the two. The most common cause is the transfer case switch, which is an electric motor mounted on the transfer case. 

To correct the issue, inspect the wiring to the transfer case switch motor for damage, and replace the shift motor if needed. Disconnecting power to the shift motor will lock the transfer case in its current setting.  

Revised Shocks For Clunking Noise Over Bumbs

If a clunking or "loose lumber" noise is coming from the front or rear suspension, there are revised shock absorbers available that can help the concern. This is usually heard at lower speeds and colder temperatures when driving over bumps.

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions

how do I reset oil change warning light on mirror (1 answer)

MY TRANSMISSION IS GETTING HOT WHEN I USED THE E-BRAKE? Why is this?????? (1 answer)

My 2008 dodge 3500 is giving me some major issues! (2 answers)

My 2008 dodge 3500 is giving me some major issues! I'll be going own the road and all of a sudden it starts jumping and feels like I'm riding a bucking bull! It's been to multiple mechanics. They've checked the engine, trans and rear end. We've replaced the fuel pump and shock...

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Recalls

Alternator Fails And Engine Stalls Without Warning

The alternator may fail suddenly while driving, causing the vehicle to stall, and possibly causing the alternator to catch fire. Dealers will replace the alternator with a revised one free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Reviews

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This is a 08 Mega Laramie 4x4 package with sun roof, and and engine-off diesel cabin heater (not to be confused with the plug-in engine block heater) plus snow plow package. I tow a 20' x8'x106" Cargo Trailer. Regarding handling and power, this truck has exceed my expectations. I also run a AMSOIL 2 micron oil bi-pass filter and AMSOIL Oil, Gear Lube and Trans Fluid with Mag Hi-Tech covers. ...

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