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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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diagnose emergency brake not working, 2003 dodge ram 1500 truck

The parking brake system is made of of: Brake pedal (or handle in a car) Front cable that goes from the pedal or handle to an equalizer A cable for each side that goes from the equalizer to the ...
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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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2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 overheat

There are two things to check. First, ensure there's nothing blocking the radiator. A plastic bag or something in front of the radiator can cause these kinds of issues, especially if it falls back ...
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It's 18° I have zero fluid in my radiator I have one gallon fr eze it says do no add water of fluids what do I do

Realistically, you need to get more coolant. What you have right now is 50/50 (50% antifreeze 50% water - otherwise known as "premix"). 50% antifreeze is the minimal amount of antifreeze your cooling ...
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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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How many additional LCD luminems can I apply to a incandescent reverse lamp socket?

Incandescent bulbs produce somewhere around 11 lumens of light per watt on average, so a 12.8W would produce about 140 lumens of light. LEDs produce about 80 lumens per watt on average, so you'd get ...
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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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How to diagnose potential damage done after driving for 6k with half the oil?

Short of partial disassembly to perform a bearing clearance test, there's nothing you can do now to determine engine condition. Increase oil and filter changes for the next six months. Then go back to ...
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I was told my TPMS was bad after work being done

Its hard to know the truth in situations like this when going by someones word but they do like to crack around the stems a lot. Especially if you have been putting air in it often from slow leaks. ...
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What caused a hole in the motor of my Dodge ram 1500 5.7 V8 Hemi pickup?

Something bad happened. While it's difficult to say without a teardown, the most common issue on most engines causing a catastrophic failure is an oiling problem. Once there is an interruption in the ...
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2018 Ram Rebel 4x4, can you turn your outer tie rod end upside down for clearance issues?

No, you unfortunately cannot turn your tie rods upside down. The reason is, the post in the middle of the tie rod is tapered. If you tried to put it in upside down, the taper wouldn't seat properly.
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help me understand Dodge code p0430

P0430 could be caused by a defective O2 sensor, a catalytic convertor gone bad, or an exhaust leak in that area. Other issues that could trigger that code are faulty or leaking fuel injectors,spark ...
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How long does it take to trigger a CEL due to exhaust leaks?

Exhaust leaks can only be found if it's bad enough for the Oxygen sensor to detect it - which is unlikely. Investing in a $30 code scanner for your glove box is a great thing, but it's unlikely you ...
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Lift Kits or Air Suspension system for my 2015 Ram 4x4?

Some vehicles are factory fitted with auto-leveling headlights, but you might consider retrofitting your truck with a kit. It seems a lot cheaper/easier than messing with the suspension if all you're ...
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Dodge Ram - no heat at idle but have heat when driving

The immediate thing that changes when you increase the engine speed ("push on the gas") is the amount and pressure of the coolant moving through the system. When the coolant flow is low, the heater ...
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Cold Engine warm up

Are you talking about doing this regularly? If so, neither will do the engine much good! Engines need to be up to operating temperature to work effectively-too many short, or very short trips will do ...
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Dodge Ram engine stopped when making right turn

Don't overfill your tank, but I'm 99% sure that's not it. The tank's in the rear of the car and all an overfilled tank could do is leak, which in the rear wouldn't cause this by any means. Maybe some ...
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(2003 Dodge Ram1500 hemi) My idler pully snapped off while driving

It could be one of two places in your serpentine belt drive. This is the front of your engine. Look at pulley's #5 & #9:
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Tire blow out 1997 dodge ram

To my mind, there is no way changing out the brakes on the single side would have any effect on the tire. To me it sounds as though you got a bad tire. I'm assuming the tires you installed are new ...
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2001 dodge ram 5.9 overheating

Firstly you need to determine where in the system you have heat and where you lose it. carefully feel the top and bottom of the radiator hose, whichever one is hot to the touch is the side that's ...
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2001 dodge ram 5.9 overheating

When the engine is at temp, there are 2 hoses which come out of the top of the engine which should be hot. The smaller one goes to the heater core (Hot to h.c. on diagram). The larger one goes to the ...
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