About Ram 2500
Ram 2500 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC since 1994. It is one of the members in long-lasting Ram pickup line. It was called Dodge Ram 2500 until 2010 when Ram Tucks brand became independent. Like other trucks in Ram pickup line, it also sees big sale success. In 2016, it is rated as the Best Retained Value Heavy Duty Truck by Edmunds.com.
Ram 2500 is available in ten trim levels: Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon Tradesman, Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, Limited and Power Wagon Laramie. These trim levels use many kinds of engines. Standard equipment is 5.7 L 383 hp Hemi V8 engine with 400 lb of torque. Other optional engines include 6.7 L 350 hp, 370 hp, 385 hp Cummins inline 6-cylinder engines with 650 lb, 800 lb, 660 lb, 865 lb and 900 lb or torque mated to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions and Aisin ASC69RC automatic transmission, 6.4 L 410 hp Hemi V8 engine with 429 lb of torque.
Ram 2500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Just like any full-size pickup truck, Ram 2500 is also used for passenger transport, agriculture and commercial uses sometimes even used in law enforcement, the military and fire services. In a word, its work is heavy. Thus, some problems start to show on it, the most common ones are as follows:
First, braking system problem. Just like Ram 1500, 2500 also has this problem. According to experienced drivers, when it reached certain mileage, they could find brake fluid and corrosion as well as unresponsive brake pedal. Furthermore, sometimes, the parking brake won't function at all and not be able to hold the weight of the vehicle. Then Brake Warning Light, ABS Light or Parking Brake Light would come on. To protect your safety in any sudden movement, you should take good care of your brake line, ABS control module, brake pad and parking brake cable.
Second, suspension problem. This problem can be seen easily. Because at first you would feel intense vibrations from underneath the vehicle, then hear some abnormal noise like rattling, clunking or scraping noises coming from the tire area, which may cause front tire bounces out of control. Moreover, it becomes harder to control the 2500 on the loose and poor handling steering wheel. In fact, when you feel vibrations or hear noises, you should inspect your drive shaft and sway bar bracket or sway bar bushing in case it is too late.
In order to extend your Ram 2500's lifespan, you should value every auto parts in it. For example, fan blade is the main part of cooling fan motor, which cools the engine and vehicle down. It is usually the easy to wear part and should be maintained regularly. A properly operated lash adjuster could lengthen the engine's life expectancy and in return to increase vehicle's lifespan. So you should pay attention to lash adjuster as well when performing routine maintenance.
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