Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

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

Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.

On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.

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Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

HOW DO I TURN THIS LIGHT OFF IF I CANT THEN ILL NEVER BUY A DODGE AGAIN IVE BEEN IRRITATED FOR 9 MONTHS NOW DEALERSHIP DOSENT KNOW HOW TO TURN IT OFF THEY USED THOSE WORDS.
ALSO MY SYSTEM EVAP FAILURE LIGHT CAME ON THEY'VE REPLACE 2 SENSORS ON MY DIME AT $120 A PIECE AND THE LIGHT NEVER WENT...

Have spark and injector pulse

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Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

The left and right tie rod assemblies are part of the front steering linkage, Certain trucks are being recalled because the left tie rod can break unexpectedly. This can result in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the steering linkage and install a new left tie rod assembly as necessary to correct this concern. This recall supersedes a previous recall, some vehicles repaired under the first recall may require an additional repair.

The nut securing the rear axle pinion my loosen because an adhesive patch was not installed during vehicle assembly. If the nut loosens, the axle can lock up with little warning, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. This is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34. The Chrysler recall number for this recall is N08.

The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive. If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M34.

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Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

i bought a used dodge ram 1500 4.8 liter with 96000 miles on it. i've driven the truck for almost two months and the check engine light came on, something to do with my air intake. anyone have any suggestions?

Dodge Ram 1500 came a long way from its sister trucks from the 80's and 90's yes they have problems and yes it cost to get it fixed. my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 has 675,000 miles on it, the only trouble I have had is brakes steering water pump tires I drive a average of 780 aday in my truck and I love it

Converted Ford Fan - I have owned my 1500 for just over a year & had been really pleased with it so far with the exception of I guess the MPG (but in all fairness; I do run the roads). Well last week I hit a deer on the way home EARLY in the morning; the rest of the story changed me from being really pleased to absolutely in love with the Dodge. I was on a two lane pretty straight HWY. travelin...

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