Engine oil seepage may occur at the oil filter adapter plate. Our technicians recommend to check the adapter plate for warping and replace the plate as necessary.
Dodge Ramcharger Problem Reports
Most Reported Dodge Ramcharger Problem Reports
An internal oil leak may develop from the intake manifold plenum gasket. The symptoms could include engine spark knock on acceleration and increased oil consumption. Our technicians tell us that replacing the plenum gasket should correct this issue.
The engine may exhibit excessively high oil pressure at cold start up. This may lead to distortion of the oil filter case. Inspect the oil filter case for any signs of distortion. If the case is distorted, Connect an oil pressure gauge to the engine and start the engine while observing the readings. If the pressure reads above 80 psi, replace the oil pump.
The engine may develop a lack of power or stalling condition due to low fuel pressure. Our technicians tell us that this can be due to contaminates passing through the fuel pick-up screen resulting in fuel pump failure. If fuel pump failure occurs it is recommend to replace the entire fuel pump module as it includes both the primary and secondary fuel pump filters.
Erratic idle conditions which can include engine stalling may occur in warm to hot weather. Our technicians tell us that a new idle air control valve is available to correct these concerns.
An intermittent fault with the electrical connection at the crankshaft position sensor may result in poor engine performance and/or a no start condition.
Under light load, at approximately 2000rpm the engine could exhibit surging, bucking, or intermittent misfires. Our technicians tell us this could be caused by a mis-indexed distributor.
The engine my develop and buck, surge, or noise due to a worn distributor drive gear. If the distributor shaft has excessive rotational free play the distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced.
The following cooling system components are prone to leaks: Thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater tube o-ring at water pump housing, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. These are generally external, not internal coolant leaks so intermix with the engine oil in uncommon.
The mainshaft bearing plate retaining bolts may loosen causing the manual transmission to become difficult to shift. If this occurs the bolts should be replaced. If the bearing retainer plate or any other components are damaged they should be replaced as well.
Excessive play cause by a bent anti-rotation bracket can cause difficulty shifting the transmission. Our technicians tell us that replacing the shift lever tower assembly may be necessary to correct this concern.
A clunk noise may be noted from the driveline when the transmission down shifts from 4th to 3rd gear. A revised overdirve piston and thrust plate spacer for the overdrive unit are available to correct this issue.
A delayed transmission upshift may be noted in cold weather (32 degrees F and below). Our technicians tell us that cast iron sealing rings for the hydraulic governor are available to replace the original teflon rings to address this concern.
Automatic transmission fluid may leak from the fluid dipstick tube if the tube is not fully seated in the transmission case. If a leak from the dipstick tube is noted the o-ring seal should be replaced and the tube correctly installed.