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The Ram 5500 is a full-size pickup truck that is produced from 2009 to the present. The Ram Truck has been ranked "Truck of the Year" eight times by Motor Trend Magazine. It is offered in a 4-door crew cab that adopts a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, but is also available in the four-wheel-drive layout. The 5500 Crew Cab MWB has a wheelbase of 197.2 in (5,010 mm); and it measures 287.0 in (7,290 mm) in length, 79.1 in (2,010 mm) in width, and 79.8-80.6 in height. The 5500 is regarded as the fourth generation of the Ram pickup series. The engine it uses is a 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel, which can rate 350 bhp (261 kW) at 3,013 pm. The transmissions have many choices depending on your need: a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic that both support the Power Takeoff option. As for the cab-axle length, the Ram 5500 is offered in four kinds: 60, 84, 108, and 120 inches. The basic information package includes a touchscreen entertainment system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay. The truck has always been a hot model product throughout the years. The vehicle has undergone massive changes and upgrades from interior accessories to exterior parts to offer users a comfortable and smooth ride. The Ram 5500 has four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, and an electronic stability program. Besides, it also receives a good overall score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests.
The Ram 5500, especially the 2011 Tow Truck model and the 2008 version, has faced two critical issues: the "Death Wobble" and engine failures. Beginning with the "Death Wobble," in the 2011 model, by the 30,000-mile mark, a pronounced wobbling motion becomes apparent even though the steering system shows no noticeable defects. This wobble intensifies with mileage and speed, culminating in severe shaking that can distort the driver's sight and alarm other road users. While the immediate remedy involves slowing down to about 25 mph, it's not a permanent solution. Although many have consulted dealerships and mechanics, a definitive fix is still out of reach. However, it's theorized that a malfunctioning track bar could be the culprit. For the 2008 version, despite new shocks and two inspections that declared the front end faultless, the wobbling persisted. The eventual solution was retrofitting a steering stabilizer kit made for Dodge Ram 2500/3500 onto the 5500. This method, combined with changing the front tires, seemed to reduce the wobble, suggesting that stabilizers and new tires might help others facing the same challenge. Switching to engine failures, a class-action lawsuit highlighted issues with the 2019-2020 Ram 5500 Chassis Cabs with Cummins diesel engines. These models reportedly suffer engine breakdowns due to oil pressure inadequacies during warm-up. The crux of the problem is a rod bearing malfunction, which, when deprived of adequate oil during warm-up, leads to the connecting rods failing. This can cause them to breach the engine block, leading to potential fires from oil leaks.
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