About Ram 1500
Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC since 1993. It belongs to the famous and long-standing Ram pickup line. Ram 1500's former name is Dodge Ram 1500, since 2010, it was marked under the Ram Trucks brand. It is a very popular and successful truck. Ram 1500 has received Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
There are a few trim levels available of Ram 1500. Tradesman, Ram 1500 Express, Big Horn, Rebel, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited are the normal trims. In January 2011, a plug-in hybrid version called Ram 1500 PHEV powered by 5.7 L 345 hp Hemi VV8 engine mated to a two-mode hybrid transmission was introduced at the Washington Auto Show. In addition, other models get power from 3.6 L 305 hp Pentastar V6 engine with 269 lb of torque, 3.7 L 215 hp V6 engine with 235 lb of torque, 4.7 L 310 hp V8 engine with 330 lb of torque, 5.7 L 390 to 395 hp Hemi V8 engine with 407 lb to 410 lb of torque and 3.0 L 240 hp V6 Ecodiesel engine with 420 lb of torque. And these engines are fitted along with 4-speed, 5-speed, 6-speed and 8-speed automatic transmissions as well as 6-speed manual transmission.
Ram 1500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Ram 1500, as a full-size pickup truck, is designed for hauling or loading heavy goods for long distance. After long-time driving, some problems on it started to appear according to 1500 drivers. There are mainly two problems:
First, brakes problems. Every driver knows the importance of braking system. However, 1500 owners said their braking went wrong as they could find leaking brake fluid as well as corrosion. When they drove on wet or slippery surfaces, rear brake would be locked up on their own. Sometimes, brake pedal became unresponsive when pressing on them. The most obvious is either the Brake Warning Light or ABS Light turn on. If you do not what your brakes operate poorly while driving, you had better check if brake line is broken or brake proportioning valve and ABS control module are failed once similar signs are showing.
Second, suspension failure. According to the descriptions of 1500 drivers, they can hear clunking noises coming from the front or rear suspension. What's more, they could feel excessive vibration from the front of the 1500 when put hands on the steering wheel. It became harder to control 1500 as the steering wandered to the left or right unintentionally. Irregular tire wear was another sign. You are suggested to check the front or rear ball joint, control arm bushing, control arm once similar situations appear.
Other than above auto parts, headlight, drive belt and air filter are easy-to-wear but easy-to-ignore parts, they should also be replaced regularly.
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