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Tire pressure with load and heat

As long as you are running Light Truck (LT) tires, you should be just fine. Manufacturers take into account the tire pressure is going to go up due to heat buildup. This is why you check tire ...
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What exactly is ram air induction?

Ram Air is actually a type of engine/intake which Pontiac used in the late 60's for their GTO's. Pontiac called it a Ram Air. These were a series of engines (basically named I, II, III, IV, & V). ...
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Can a head gasket leak cause the cat to plug?

According to this website, the cat can surely be plugged by coolant entering the catalytic converter. Here are the reasons given on the website: Engine Tune-Up Required. A number of problems could ...
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What exactly is ram air induction?

Ram air induction does not exist in normal vehicles for all intents and purposes. Ram air induction is the forced induction of flow due to air flow being compressed (pressurized) into an inlet from ...
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Keep Alive Memory (KAM)

KAM remains powered when the ignition is off due to the fact it receives power from the battery. It is the same as RAM in the sense that it is a volatile form of memory and will lose its data if power ...
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How do I retrieve the check engine codes without a scanner for a 1999 Dodge Ram Van 3500?

The diagnostic systems in cars get upgraded every few years. It wasn't until the early 2000's that car manufacturers really started to integrate ways of displaying diagnostic info without an OBD ...
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What is this squeak in my Dodge Ram 1500, and how can I fix it?

It is probably going to be one of your pulley wheels, but I doubt it's the pump. If it's brand new, they usually don't make any noise at all. It is either going to be one of either the idler or ...
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Keep Alive Memory (KAM)

From what I have seen, "Keep Alive Memory" can be cleared by removing power from the car by disconnecting the battery. ROM is "Read Only Memory" and is permanent at the chip level. Yes there are ...
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Should I be concerned about a bent metal bar on the underside of Ram Promaster City?

It's not a safety concern, other than the fact it sticks down further than what it should normally, which means you run the risk of it hitting something. Replacing it should be just as you describe. ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 engine knock

The 3.7 is notorious for having a rocker arm fall off and or lifters collapsing. This is usually accompanied by a check engine light being illuminated. Use a stethoscope or a long screw driver and ...
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What exactly is ram air induction?

Basically there are a few steps you can go when you want to cram more combustible mass into the combustion chamber. The lowest step is a ram air, or cold air intake. This does not have an active ...
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I was told my TPMS was bad after work being done

If you doubt their word, ask that they tun the test with you there. The tester is a hand held diagnostic tool; the mechanic walks around the vehicle and tests each wheel. It should be simple enough ...
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My brand new car is shaking while steering wheel is not

It doesn't have to continue vibrating. It can get to a point where the vibrations stop for a period of time, then start again at higher speeds. I would bet you just haven't gotten to the speed where ...
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Trans case on 1999 Dodge Ram noise

Turns out to be the transfer case chain. It was loose and just needed to be replaced.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 overheating

I believe that fan has a two speed motor, three leads on it. One is low speed operation which is turned on by the AC system. The second is the warm engine connection which is high speed fan. This ...
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Dodge Ram 2500 gasoline won't run after key starts

For your edification in case you want to try this. Here are the procedures for getting the vehicle to learn the new key. There are some disclaimers/actions you need to pay attention to, so read the ...
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How to fix 2007 Dodge Ram Hemi Overdrive Problem

Overdrive is misunderstood. The traditional definition is: a gear that drives the rear rotations to be lower than that of the crankshaft. That means you truck shouldn't go into 'overdrive' at 40mph....
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Broken tubes underneath 2000 Dodge Ram 1500

I'm not sure you have enough information here to go on. My best advice to you is, fix the wire and see if it fixes the problem. The wire needs to be fixed anyway, so fix it.
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Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7 Losing Coolant

Coolant coming out of the overflow is a sign of over-pressurisation. The cheapest cause of this is the pressure cap failing - have you replaced that? The other main causes of it are overheating, or ...
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2010 dodge ram 1500 reg./E-85

Your not going to like the answer. Diesel is a thick oil as compared to gasoline. Fuel filters for the two are quite different. Your truck has a returnless fuel system with an integral fuel filter in ...
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Heat blowing hot but only on low

I'm pretty sure the thermostat is stuck open. The coolant/engine won't heat up fully and you'll get cool coolant through your heater core. In most vehicles (and I'm pretty sure this is how the Dodge ...
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What exactly is ram air induction?

Ram air is simply air that is forced to enter a moving aperture. The 'ram air' at 0mph would effectively be non-existant, and, like aerodynamic drag, would increase exponentially with speed. The ...
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Persistent squeak and transmission issues

You should check belt tension and visually inspect the pulleys for rubber deposits. You can check pulleys by applying a load to the pulley and spinning it. You probably need to include which transfer ...
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'98 Ram 1500 - One tail light not working

Ok, time to get serious here :-) Do you have access to a test light or a DMM (or a volt meter of any sort)? It would be good to start by looking at the evidence – if you still have the old bulb, ...
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checking the transmission fluid

Are you pouring the ATF down the dipstick tube? The dipstick tube has a bend in it. When you pour fluid down the tube, the fluid follows gravity and tends to run down one side of the tube and bend....
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Oil in the cooling system due to failed oil cooler

Is the oil still leaking into the coolant reservoir ? If so then yes it will eventually affect the cooling of the internals of your car once enough oil gathers in the reservoir. If not and it's only ...
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Is this a headlamp housing or a headlight bracket?

Headlamp housing is what you need. I'm not familiar with that particular truck, but the bracket looks like something used for aiming/adjusting the position of the housing. Typically, the housing ...
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Is this a headlamp housing or a headlight bracket?

The part you are looking for is the headlight assembly. I believe the tab which is broken on yours you can see sticking up in this image: In my humble opinion, you are going to be better off finding ...
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2001 2nd gen Ram 1500 steering is really loose and tightens up under braking

It sounds like you have a serious problem somewhere in your front suspension. Normally the steering is very loose because you have one or more worn out suspension components, that move out of place ...
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diagnose emergency brake not working, 2003 dodge ram 1500 truck

As I wrote in my comment, the cable is very likely bound up. Contaminants (e.g., dirt) get inside and the cable won't return. When you release it, the system gives just enough so that the emergency ...
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