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Dodge Ram 50 Problems

Engine -- Verified

On 2.4L 4 cylinder engines a whining noise may be noted when the engine is cold and the rpm is in the 1800-2000 range. Our technicians tell us that most commonly this type of noise is coming from the engine oil pump. The repair is to replace the front case assembly and both the drive and driven oil pump gears.

Engine -- Verified

Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common and increases with mileage and over time. Symptoms can vary from light ticking to hammering/knocking noises. Performing a Fuel injector cleaning service will often also remove enough carbon build up to lessen any noise concerns related this issue.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks may develop from the following areas: Valve cover gaskets, cam plugs at rear of the cylinder head, cam seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filter bracket. Leaking seals and gaskets should be replaced. Due to mis-machining of the mating surfaces, as special gasket is required to correct the oil filter bracket leak.

Engine -- Verified

3.0L engines may develop an excessive oil consumption issue. Blue oil smoke may be noted from the exhaust during deceleration conditions (high engine vacuum). Our technicians tell us that this condition can be caused by valve guides dropping out of position. Updated valve guides with a revised snap ring grove are available to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

A tappet/lash adjuster noise may be noted from the 3.0L engines. Our technicians tell us that proper testing of the lash adjusters  should be performed before replacing any parts. A full crankcase of clean engine oil is necessary before attempting to determine if any lash adjusters are bleeding down and causing a noise concern.

Dodge Ram 50 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 1992

Summary: THE TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS CERITIFICATION LABEL MAY HAVE INCORRECT INFORMATION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 13, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Engine, June 10, 1994

Summary: BOSCH DISTRIBUTOR-TYPE FUEL PUMPS HAVE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT THAT CAN CAUSE THE BALL PIN, WHICH IS PART OF THE PUMP'S CONTROL LEVER ASSEMBLY, TO BREAK CAUSING THE LINK BETWEEN THE CONTROL SLEEVE AND THE CONTROL LEVER TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

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Suspension & Steering, December 20, 1995

Summary: THE STEERING WHEEL ARMATURE STAMPING CAN CRACK DUE TO FATIGUE AND SEPARATE FROM THE CENTER HUB ATTACHMENT TO THE STEERING COLUMN.

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Dodge Ram 50 Questions and Answers

rb20035, 1990 Dodge Ram 50, 3.0L V6, Frankfort, IN

i cannt find the diagonis plug on this truck anywhere and i have replaced fuel pump/regulator/tbi unit /mass air flow /coil and the engine will not run with tbi unit plugged in it is a import it ha...

oliveoil74, 1990 Dodge Ram 50, San Jacinto, CA

I have replaced cutch and cable cecked fluids and I still can not get it to shift. It was stuck in 4 wheel drive I have gotten that to release but I only have one gear I believe 4th What do i do ne...

csms_ford, 1990 Dodge Ram 50, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Knoxville, TN

1990 Dodge Ram50 4WD with 2.4L 4 speed automatic transmission and the overdrive won't stay engaged. Swapped out the tranny solenoid and fresh fluid and filter, i thought the solenoid screens w...

roddybauer, 1990 Dodge Ram 50, 3.0L V6, Vancouver, WA

What can I check? Lost power, won't run or start, no horn, flashers or dash gages. Truck started and ran fine. 2 weeks ago truck did this and then after sitting for several days it started. I ...

cody450, 1990 Dodge Ram 50, 3.0L V6, Grey Eagle, MN

Truck wont start so im just trying to figure out if there's a fuel shut off switch or not

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