About Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC. The first Dodge Ram 1500 was introduced in July 1993. As one of the most popular and renowned truck of Dodge Ram pickup lineup, it has received Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year award for 1994, 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Up to present, it has been through two generations.
The first generation Dodge Ram 1500 (1993-2001) was a redesigned Ram truck introduced in 1993 for 1994 model year. Available engines included 3.9 L V6, 5.2 L V8, 5.9 L V8, 5.9 L Cummins turbo diesel inline 6-cylinder and optional 8.0 L V10 engines mated to 4-speed automatic transmissions and 5-speed, 6-speed manual transmissions. The second generation Dodge Ram 1500 (2001-2008) was unveiled at the 2001 Chicago Auto Show as a 2002 model. It received a major facelift compared to its previous generation as well as enjoyed a bolstered sales. It got powers from several engines varying from 3.7 L 215 hp Magnum V6 engine with 235 lb of torque to 5.7 L 345 hp Hemi V8 engine with 375 lb of torque.
Dodge Ram 1500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a full-size pickup truck, Dodge Ram 1500 is responsible for tons of heavy works including hauling or loading heavy goods such as lumbers. So it is not abnormal that some problems will come for it. According to Dodge Ram 1500 truck owners, here are the most common problems:
First of all, the braking system goes wrong. I believe every drive will attach enough importance to braking system as it is closely related with his life safety. Maybe it is too important, even little problem may be exaggerated by cautious drivers. According to Ram 1500 owners, they have found leaking brake fluid and always illuminated Brake Warning Light or obvious corrosion. In order to avoid the working badly braking system in emergent situation, if you find the similar conditions as they described, you can perform an inspection on brake line or brake proportioning valve.
Second, transmission failure. Drivers complained that they can hear some unusual clunking sound when driving and as the accumulation of mileage, this sound got louder and louder. At the same time, the steering wandered and when traveling down the road, the steering would be pulled to the left or right not to mention the appreciable vibration traveling through the steering wheel to palms. If you also encounter above conditions, you can check your control arm or control arm bushing at first before it gets a thorough inspection.
If you want your Dodge Ram 1500 enjoys a long lifespan, engine should be taken good care of. If the engine becomes noisy and start to have performance issues as well as gives out a burnt odor, you should replace your exhaust manifold gasket. Some parts like drive belts usually needs a replacement after every accident.
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