2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 ProblemsTransmission 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.
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.
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 Questionsdash light has appeared 2 red lines with z inbetween also engine light (1 answer)
vehicle runs & performs well
Had the turbo replaced in the truck because the engine clogs up and the truck loses power.
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 RecallsAlternator 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.
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.
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.