They recommended Jasper Engines as a replacement. The company installed the 4. With tire removed you will need to unbolt the caliper which is held on by two bolts caliper bolts. When I got home that day I searched the internet and found this site and many others complaining about this issue. Fluid leaking at head gasket. For more, check out my other. The 2003 models continued the redesigned model introduced the previous year.
It said that it needed new spark plugs i had a misfire. He brought it to Chrysler an they told him that his motor was blown. In 2003, Dodge continued production of the third generation of the Ram 1500, a successful line of half-ton trucks that the company had first manufactured in 1994. I imediately took the truck back, and was told that the first time they replaced rocker arms they found sludge build up and they didn't think fixing number 8 was worth it. I understand that they're broke but so are we for having to pay to have this truck fixed all the time. You may also want to lay down some newspapers first to help catch any drips. I am a stay at home mom because my youngest child is not in school.
Four wheel drive: Same as two wheel drive, except torsion bars used instead of coil springs in front. My truck just over heated a few months ago but i never got to the bottom of it since i dont drive my truck that often. Dip your pinky finger in some new 5W-20 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter. Ford will be my next truck. It produced 240 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 300 foot-pounds of torque at 3,200 rpm.
Ram 1500s with the 4. I was religious about maintenance schedules and always used Pennzoil. This dodge 1500 has been the biggest piece of crap that i have ever owned. It was optional with the 5. I love my truck, but all these problems are a big downer. It had hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor, overdrive lockout and converter clutch.
I would hope there will be a class action lawsuit against Chrysler for this problem. I did pout synthetic oil back in, and plan to do more frequent oil changes to remove the sludge from the rest of the engine. I would like to find a solution to fix it other than a new truck. I changed the thermostat and the radiator cap because i couldnt figure out why it was over heating and The Dodge Dealer was no help. They had hydraulic control, with electronically controlled governor overdrive, overdrive lockout and converter clutch.
I take it O'riellys to run the test it says misfire in certain cylinders. Be sure to record the oil change in your truck's service records. All as if it isn't enough you have to do to fix it is remove the oil pan, and spray cleaner in the tube. Carefully spin out the oil drain bolt and set it aside in a safe place. Drove it to and from a town 50 miles away and the truck ran great up and back.
Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and make it drain out more quickly. We replaced the radiator and the hoses. By the time I arrived at Tire kingdom. After 70-100K, a head gasket blows, resulting in loss of coolant, water in oil, and warping of one or both heads, with loss of compression in one or more cylinders. After checking into it, I found it is a problem with the siphon tube screen in the oil pan. Loved that truck and faithfully changed oil every 3k miles and always saw sludge build-up when I did. Our local dodge dealer had no idea what was wrong with it.
Pull over and check oil, looks fine. Stop into my house to let dog out and get back in my truck and try and start it. Yet another point I discovered was that the dealership had swapped out the thermostat to a lower temp setting several years earlier - they did this because Chrysler sent out a tech advisory. I just got back from my local Dodge dealership, Ken's Dodge in Lebanon Virginia. This is a problem Sludge, Engine craps out that Dodge doesn t give a damn about.
A low oil level will trigger your oil pressure warning light and can cause damage to your engine. Check the oil level on the dipstick. Being that I dont have the simptoms yet nor do I want them. Had to get a rebuild work Truck. Use synthetic axle lubricant with the trailer tow package. You will now have to remove the the caliper…. Until 2002, Dodge hadn't installed a 4.