About Ram 3500
Ram 3500 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC since 1994. It is also produced under the long-standing renowned ram pickup lineup. Just like Ram 1500 and Ram 2500, it was not called Ram 3500 until 2010. Ram 3500 is a very successful and favored truck and has received many awards and recognition such as Equipment Today Magazine's Contractor's Top 50 New Products.
Ram 3500 now is offering six trim levels: Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. Also it has a Chassis Cab version and the 3500 Heavy Duty model was unveiled at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Ram 3500 basically shares engine options with Ram 2500. Standard engine is the 5.7 L 383 bhp Hemi V8 engine with 400 lb of torque and optional engine is the 6.7 L 350 bhp Cummins turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel with 650 lb of torque and 2011 Ram 3500 got torque increased to 800 lb. Its transmissions include a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed Aisin AS68RC automatic transmission.
Ram 3500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As Ram 3500 is favored by contractors, lumbers or farmers, which means it mostly is used for transporting heavy goods in long distance. Thus, it is natural after heavy work for a long time, and drivers can conclude the common problems as follows:
First, transmission failure. This is the No.1 problem complained by most 3500 drivers. They stated that it became more difficulty in shifting gears and even though they shifted successfully, the readings on shift indicator is wrong or shift indicator did not move at all. For example, when they moved from park to drive, the shift indicator still said they were in park. In addition, grinding noises would come from underneath the vehicle as well as the Check Engine Light would be illuminated on. Similar symptoms happening means that you should check transfer case shim or transfer case seal, automatic transmission shifter, transmission pan or shift cable.
Second, suspension and electrical issues. Suspension problem shows as an excessive vibrations or abnormal noises like rattling, clunking or scraping sounds from underneath the vehicle. And electrical issue show as drivers found hard in starting and powering 3500 as well as visible corrosions found on the battery terminals. Generally speaking, you should replace the drive shaft and battery cable if above suspension and electrical symptoms appear on your Ram 3500.
Wiper pivot helps windshield wiper or wiper blade work properly so that a better vision is available for drivers. However, just like windshield wiper or wiper blade is easy to wear under extreme using conditions, wiper pivot will wear out along with it. So once you find windshield wiper work not as usual, remember problems may be with wiper pivot.
Ram 3500 OEM parts offered by our website is at budget friendly price. In addition, 3500 genuine parts we own vary from radiator to headlight. You can shop with confidence as all auto parts also come with manufacturer's warranty and hassle-free return policy.