Dodge Ram 1500 Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Dodge Ram 1500 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, an intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.
A revised return spring is available if the cup holder binds or is slow to open.
When driving over bumps a clicking or squeaking from the rear leaf springs may be fixed by replacing the (leaf) spring tip liners and installing a spring clinch clip (kit available from the dealer).
New covers are available if the driver's side hinge cover for the center armrest breaks.
For the 4x4 models, a high pitched whistle heard between 30 and 60 miles per hour can be caused if the tie rod adjusting sleeve is oriented in a way that the sleeve slot is facing toward the front of the vehicle. Wrapping tape completely the sleeve will allow you to verify the the sleeve is creating the whistle. Rotating the adjusting sleeve so the slot does not face forward will fix the problem.
To avoid chatter from the rear axle while turning corners, it is important to use the correct axle fluid with the correct Trac-Loc additive (if equipped).