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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500

2009 Dodge Ram 3500

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sunroof cable conduit may need to be replaced if the sunroof makes a ratcheting noise as it approaches its open position.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

2009 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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Body, Interior & Misc., August 17, 2009

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2008-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, which can result in smoke, burns, or an underhood fire. Dealers will install a fused wiring harness into the speed control system.

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Brakes, February 1, 2010

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Some vehicles may have been assembled with a deformed brake booster input rod retainer or no retainer at all. As a result, the brakes may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new brake booster input rod retainer to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin during February 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J37.

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Drive Train, June 1, 2009

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The clutch pedal connecting rod to the clutch master cylinder may become disconnected. This would make the clutch impossible to disengage. Dealers will replace the clutch master cylinder hydraulic system. The Chrysler recall number is J08. This recall began during April, 2009.

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Suspension & Steering, February 16, 2009

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The drag link to Pitman arm ball stud may fracture without warning on certain trucks. The steering damper may also yield and shift on the linkage. The driver may experience a sudden loss of steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the steering linkage and steering damper. The recall began on February 16, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is H36.

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions and Answers

Stevea48, 2009 Dodge Ram 3500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Kyle, TX

Had the turbo replaced in the truck because the engine clogs up and the truck loses power.

tonras, 2009 Dodge Ram 3500, 6.7L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Des Moines, IA

vehicle runs & performs well

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