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The Ram pickup (formerly the Dodge Ram pickup) is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC). As of 2010, it has been sold under the Ram Trucks brand. Previously, Ram was part of the Dodge lineup of light trucks.

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What is this squeak in my Dodge Ram 1500, and how can I fix it?

Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT, with extended cab. 212k miles on the engine, all original under the hood except for a steering box and steering pump (put in in the fall of 2014). The engine ...
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Would you replace an EGR or hose down the existing one with throttle body cleaner?

I realize that some of this can be botttled down to 'how much down-time is it worth to me' or 'what is the fastest way to fix a faulty EGR' but that isn't my question. I can handle a day or two of ...
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Dodge Ram 1500 brake sponge

I recently acquired a 2007 Ram 1500 4.7L truck. The brake pedal is 'spongy' (almost to the floor) on the first pump but I get a firm and solid brake pedal with accompanying stopping power on ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 overheat

Afternoon, my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with Hemi motor is over heating at highway speeds. I’ve replaced thermostat and water pump, have done 2 radiator flushes. While at idle the truck does not over heat. ...
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Have 01 Dodge ram 2500 desiel automatic transmission

Transmission started making grinding noise on way home. Took forever change gears put it in my garage dropped transmission found round bearings in bell housing. I can't tell if they were from front ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 overheating

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 two wheel drive with a 4.7 liter engine. It's been overheating so I replaced the whole cooling system: I replaced the condenser cooling fan because its not coming on ...
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Tire pressure with load and heat

Running a ram 2500 pulling 10,000lbs 5th wheeler...truck door sticker and tire call for 80psi... when pulling the trailer in the summer the heat of the road increases the psi to 90 is that safe or ...
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Dodge Ramvan B250 starts after 10-15 seconds crank - where is the fuel?

I have a 1989 Dodge Ram Van B250 TBI 5.2L 318ci engine. It takes about 10-15 seconds of cranking to start the engine. After it gets hot sometimes it never starts. I'm getting afraid of taking it ...
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2003 Dodge ram 1500 4.7 v8

My 03 Dodge ram 1500 is cutting out, won't stay running. I've changed all 8 spark plugs and all 8 coils, I had to replace the breather box and assembly as well because my ex had tried to put a cold ...
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Humming/grinding noise while at speeds of 25-50mph?

My 2010 Ram 1500 RWD developed a new noise towards the end of a recent 900+ mile trip. There is now a prominent hum that changes pitch with the speed of the vehicle and is loudest from 25-50mph, ...
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Cold Engine warm up

Is starting a cold engine and driving a very short distance and turning the engine off worse than letting the engine idle to warm up?
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Dodge Ram 1500, 2003 oil leaking from exhaust manifold

I recently had a mechanic replace the exhaust manifolds on my Dodge Ram 1500, 2003. Since I got it back I noticed oil leaking from bolt numbers 5 and 6 on the manifold diagram. I can see the oil ...
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Dodge Ram engine stopped when making right turn

I have a 2005 Dodge Ram. I was making a right turn and the whole engine stopped, brakes seized and the wheel locked. Then it started right back up, It seems to be fine now. There is no check ...
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(2003 Dodge Ram1500 hemi) My idler pully snapped off while driving

I went to look at it and it cut through the bolt and what the idler pully is connected to. What is the idler pully connected to?
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diagnose emergency brake not working, 2003 dodge ram 1500 truck

My 2003 dodge ram emergency brake is not working. I push the pedal down and there is zero resistance. I release the pedal and it doesn't spring back to starting position, I have to grab the pedal and ...
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AS68RC transmission problems

My name is Matthew Bossard, I am a Field Service Repair Technician for a small construction company located in Castle Rock Colorado. The specifics for the vehicle and transmission I am working on ...
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How will diesel engine perform with air in fuel line?

I recently replaced a fuel filter in my 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummings (5.9L). I'm now getting performance issues: at low speed, and especially starting from a stopped position, I'm getting low power. ...
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2001 dodge ram 5.9 overheating

So I have a 01 dodge ram that has been constantly overheating. I've done just about everything I can think of besides taking it into a shop for further repairs. It started overheating so I changed the ...
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Is this a headlamp housing or a headlight bracket?

I have a 2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4WD. Something on or near the driver side headlamp is broken: The dealership is quoting me $600 to fix this broken piece of plastic, so I want to search ...
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Tire blow out 1997 dodge ram

A buddy of mine changed the brake pads on the passenger side of my truck, ran out of time to do drivers side. I drove a couple days not many miles. I was on expressway and my tire started to go flat,...
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What can cause a horn to go off by itself and not stop until you press it?

I have a 1998 Dodge Ram. For the past two days, the horn has gone off by itself around the same time (midday). It just stays in a long honk until I go out there and press the horn. 4 things that ...
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2001 2nd gen Ram 1500 steering is really loose and tightens up under braking

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and the steering is really loose. I can turn the steering wheel almost half the way around before it actually starts to turn. And when I step on the brakes the steering ...
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Ram squeaks after driving for a while

My 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 L makes a loud squeaking noise after about 10-15 minutes of driving. The noise does not increase or decrease with engine RPM. The sound gets louder under the passenger side behind ...
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Can a head gasket leak cause the cat to plug?

Well, like the title reads ... I replaced the heads on a Dodge Ram V8 5.9L gas engine. It's now running like the cat is plugged. Can blowing the white plume of coolant exhaust out the tailpipe cause ...
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Went thru puddle now says im out of gas?

I have 13 Ram 1500. I recently replaced fuel pump and sensor and battery. Last night i filled up my tank . i wound up going through a huge puddle as we had flooding. Next thing i knew my gas light ...
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Keep Alive Memory (KAM)

What is "Keep Alive Memory" (KAM) and how is it different from RAM? From what I read over the internet, it is kept alive even after the ignition is OFF, but isn't that what a ROM is supposed to do?
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 magnum wont turn over

can anyone help me i woke up this morning to go to work crunk the truck up it cranked and drove fine well at 10 went back out to the truck and it wouldnt turn over at all i got it towed to a shop ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 engine knock

My truck has been making a knocking noise upon acceleration. Today the knocking is constant and louder. What could this be? Pistons? Oil sludge? New motor?
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Codes P0320 and P1391

My 1998 Dodge Laramie pickup truck with the 360 motor, automatic transmission and rear wheel drive has been pulling the same 2 codes up, even after replacing new computer and a new distributer (only ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI

I've replaced both pullies as well as the tensioner, belt and alternator. The squeaking continues and gets loader as I accelerate. When idle the squeaking stops. Is there a difference between belt ...
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98 Dodge Ram van b2500, 5.2L gas, 223k miles, runs great overall…stumbles when cold.

OK, the title spells it out, I need some direction from you guys, thanks in advance. Have not really had time to dig-around, so if anyone can offer me a direction on where to look, much appreciated!!...
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Fuel pump fuse location

Where is the fuse for the fuel Pump located in the fuse relay box for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500? I am trying to find out if I need to change my fuel pump or just the fuse. I am not getting any readings ...
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checking the transmission fluid

I put transmission fluid in my 2002 dodge 2500 van transmission. It keeps reading the same, but when I look at the back side of the stick after adding fluid, it looks like it is going up. Really odd.
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ac only works on high

Last year I changed out my father's 2003 Dodge Ram van's blower motor resistor after hearing complaints about his AC only working on high. I did some googling and found that many people pointed ...
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Oil in the cooling system due to failed oil cooler

My 2014 Ram Eco Diesel's oil cooler failed and injected 1 to 2 quarts of oil into my cooling system. The dealer flushed the cooling system several times and replaced all hoses, oil cooler, radiator ...
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Lift Kits or Air Suspension system for my 2015 Ram 4x4?

I've got a 2015 Ram 1500 Eco diesel/6.5' bed, 4x4, with Pop Up camper on the bed. Weight of camper and gear is 1,000 lbs. Can you offer an opinion as to what would serve me best: lift kits or air ...
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Dodge Ram - no heat at idle but have heat when driving

I have a Dodge Ram 1500, I have changed the heater core, radiator, the water pump, and the thermostat. When I push on the gas it blows out hot air but when its at idle it blows out cold air.
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Heat blowing hot but only on low

I have a 2000 DODGE Ram 1500 v8. My heat only work while its blowing low and when I switch speeds it starts to get cold. I almost checked everything that could be check other than the wires.
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My brand new car is shaking while steering wheel is not

I have bought a brand new Dodge Ram 1500 2015 model. The car is shaking at low speed 80km/hr (50 mph) while the steering wheel is not shaking. I can feel the vibration in the seats, however the ...
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How do I retrieve the check engine codes without a scanner for a 1999 Dodge Ram Van 3500?

I'm sure the answer to this applies to many models of Dodge and probably Chrysler, Jeep, and Plymouth, too. I found the answer for newer (2001 Ram truck) vehicles but nothing I've found works on my ...
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97 ram ac problems

ac did not work. so I opened up the system and found there was no orifice tube. I bought one, put it in and pulled a vacuum. added 134. it worked fine for a while. then it slowly quit. opened up again ...
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'98 Ram 1500 - One tail light not working

I have a '98 Ram 1500 and the passenger side tail light has stopped working. Not all of it though. There are two bulbs. One for the reverse light and one that has brake and turn signal as well as the ...
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2003 Dodge Ram AC malfunction

2003 Ram 4.7L Why would the air work perfectly until stopping at a light and hear a little sound then starts blowing very hot air instead? Even when put in neutral and revved up doesn't help, until ...
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2000 Dodge ram wont idle!

I am working on a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.2 auto in it.. I have tried everything i can possibly think to fix it. It always starts, and drives down the road, but will not idle unless i pull ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 backfires and won't stay running

*****update***** We have checked timing, grounds, sensors, everything suggested. New idle control valve, and reset computer. Truck turns over- wont start. Seems like our only option is to replace the ...
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Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7 Losing Coolant

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 4.7 magnum, and I have replaced the radiator, thermostat and water pump. I keep having to fill the reservoir every couple of days. Fluid keeps coming out of the ...
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dodge ram 1500 RPM's problems

I got a 2007 dodge ram 1500 standard, when im parked and I accelerate my truck doesnt go over 2500 rpm , reach the 2500 and starts acting like its cutting the gas , but on the freeway I can ...
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2003 Ram 1500 4.7 Misfiring Cylinder 3

Would a bad fuel injector cause plug not to fire? Weird voltages at harness for cylinder 3 compared to other cylinders. No spark at plug. Coil and plug new and tested on other cylinders. I am leaning ...
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Persistent squeak and transmission issues

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie. Fixed a pulley tensioner and belt. Still a loud squeak and sound. Could it be bad pulley? ....and 4WD worked when bought the truck. Now the light wont turn on and it ...