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shut off, next morning wouldn't start. checked spark plug-dry and okay. pulled timing chain, all okay. checked fuses all look okay. hear fuel pump when i turn key on. starting fluid made no difference. acts like it wants to start but won't. put in new battery.

immediately following rear brake shoe replacement I noticed a delay in abs action following hard braking pressure. The delay is about 1 second during which there seems no braking at all, this after the brake initially grip, then seem to relax before abs kicks in. It is scary

Had the truck for 6 months, barely 2 years old, but right before 36K the power steering goes out, happy that it was before the warranty was up though. Second problem with this truck in 6 months of ownership.... Not looking good Dodge....

If it feels as though the steering wheel has a small amount of play (moves toward you when pulled), a new bearing retainer may be needed for the steering column.

A new lower secondary door seal is available if clothing is getting dirty when entering or exiting the truck. Dirt or mud may build up on the rocker panel below the door.

The 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 in very cold climates (below freezing temperatures) moisture can collect in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system and freeze. This will cause various drivability problems and there are revised PCV system components to repair this concern.


A loud buzzing or whining when the transmission is in reverse may be caused by a regulator valve in the transmission valve body. A revised valve was released that does not resonate. Careful diagnosis should be performed because other causes can create the noise.

If the engine will not crank when the key is turned to "Start," check for a loose connection on the starter solenoid before replacing the starter or battery cable.

Battery acid can leak on, and deteriorate a vacuum hose for the speed (cruise) control system. If the hose becomes loose or leaks vacuum, the speed (cruise) control will not function.

Installing a foam pad between the inner door panel and the door can repair a buzzing caused by the door speaker.

One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.

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.

On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

The sunroof cable conduit may need to be replaced if the sunroof makes a ratcheting noise as it approaches its open position.