Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Ram 1500

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Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Software Update and Axle Disconnect Actuator Replacement to Correct 4WD Issues

If the vehicle will not shift into, or out of four wheel drive, and the "Serv 4WD" warning light is illuminated, the front axle disconnect actuator may need replacement and a power module (TIPM) may need a software update.

Power Seat May Rock Due to Seat Track Issue

The track for the power seat may need to be replaced if the seat rocks when the vehicle accelerates or slows down.

Inspect Fuses if Engine Cranks But Does Not Start

If the engine cranks but does not start, or starts and stalls, the fuses should be inspected, especially the power door locks fuse. The power door lock fuse provides power to a module that sends the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) the "OK to start" signal.

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Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

can't control air vents (1 answer)

can't change flow direction for heat or a/c. doesn't matter where I set dial,always comes out the same spot

Dymler Chrysler Dodge would offer any assistance with a failed engine design? (1 answer)

Failure of engine. Dealership said 2002-2003 Ram 1500's had bad engineering design on that year model. They don't / won't even make them due to so many flaws on their part

When doing a burnout only one side leaves a mark. (1 answer)

I know that it's not wise, but when i do a burnout, breakstand whatever you want to call it. The back tires will break lose or seem to break loose. When you hold the gas and let the tires gain momentum and build up smoke the tires will spin, both seem to do so. About five seconds into it the ...

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Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

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.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

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

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Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

This truck was my husband's "baby" until it let him down. He was driving home from work one day and all of a sudden heard a weird noise and then the truck started to run like crap. Once he finally had a chance, he started to investigate what the problem was. (He is an ASE Certified Mechanic with 30+ years experience) Finally, he found the problem and was very disappointed. One of the pistons sh...
bought this truck in 09 because of the life time power train warranty. I still love this truck. I have over 77,000 mile and it still rides and drives like it was new. I took a load of furniture to Texas and got 20 mpg going down and 23 returning driving 70 to 80 mile per hour, so was happy with the mileage. I gave it a 4 on power train because the rear pinion started to howl a little but was fi...
my 2010 ram is a junker! i bought it new and i hoped it would last. well it uses 2 quarts of oil every 3500 miles since new!dealer said thats normal . lmao! tie rods were replaced at 20000 miles for recall. at 30000 one broke.i used aftermarket replacements the second time and no problem.the front seat fell apart in 50000 miles.the two electric motors that control the blend doors went out so i ...

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