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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Truck
#1301 of 3275 Cummins diesel engine preheater wiring harness
Feb 07, 2005 (1:31 pm)
I just purchased a new 2005 Ram 2500 4 dr. pickup with the cummins turbo diesel engine. I asked where you plug in the engine preheat and was informed that Dodge does not provide the cord or wireing harness. The preheater is installed but I must purchase a $43.00 cord to plug it in. This really gets my knickers in a twist! An over $40,000 truck and they hit all of us up for another $43.00 if we want the cord that should have been, and was, included in past years. I called Dodge customer service today, after over 30 minutes on hold I told the person who finally answered my complaint. He said all he could do was log it. If enough of us complain perhaps they will do what they should have done, and send us all cords (wiring harness is their term).
Feb 11, 2005 (8:56 am)
Actually, my '03 Ram 2500 came with the whole thing installed - I dunno if it was part of the Laramie package or what - but they made it an extra-cost item to cut costs. It's all part of making our $40,000 trucks not be $45,000 trucks. Petty? Maybe, but it's part of the compromises Dodge had to make to sell our trucks at a particular cost point. They replaced the beautiful Laramie wood dash inserts with (cheaper) brushed steel too - it just means my truck is now that much more desireable to me!
#1303 of 3275 Re: Cummins diesel engine preheater wiring harness [av1cadet]
Feb 16, 2005 (11:03 am)
I understand that the cord can be purchased from a Cummins dealer for a relatively low price. I believe that you can check the TDR -- I am sure that the part number was posted there. This option just costs $10.00 at time of order.
Feb 16, 2005 (8:28 pm)
I will offer some thoughts for bedliners, in addition to the reco that you should read the bedliner topic here...to sum up what I read and then what I did...spray in liners seem to look the best, but a sharp object (like a nail in a board or some rocks in the truck bed) can scrape the finish and remove it down to the metal...if you only use light duty, gentle stuff, spray-on is for you, maybe...cost about $400-500...
molded liners usually drop in, as they are custom molded to the truck bed...some say that water gets stuck between the ned and the liner, accelerating the rust process, but if you have heavy duty use, throw rocks, bombs, tools, etc. the abuse tolerated by a molded liner is infinite, and the bed (aside from possible rust) will be unharmed in 10 years of use...it is difficult to remove the liner, so checking for rust is cumbersome...cost about $250-350...
I split the difference...I put in a non-skid HD rubber bedmat, only covers the floor, for $59.00...I can remove it with no effort, clean the bed and place it back in 10 seconds...I gambled that I would hardly damage the bare sidewalls of the bed, and, if I do, it is the only spot I probably would not mind just spraying it with silver paint in 10 years...
On the tailgate, though, I did use the tailgate half of the molded bedliner (it is a separate piece) for another $39.00...entire project cost about $100.00...try and get the tailgate cover that uses the original screw holes, so that way they just use 1/4" longer screws, and there is NO DRILLING into your bed or tailgate...my tailgate cover has depressions molded to hold drinks when the gate is down...I think I have better than the molded or spray-in liner, and I paid less than 1/4 of the spray and less than 1/3 of the molded liner...your mileage may vary with wind speed...
#1305 of 3275 Fuel Economy Prblem
Feb 16, 2005 (9:41 pm)
I have a 2004 ram laramie, 8 footer. it has 25000 km and the fuel economy is 30liters per 100km. its insanly high. numberous tests have been performed. Has anyone else had this problem? is the computer?
#1306 of 3275 Fuel Filler Overflow Problem?
Feb 17, 2005 (7:23 am)
I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 QuadCab Hemi Sport, and am having issues with fuel spillage.
When filling the truck with fuel, the gas pump seems to shut off only after the tank starts to overflow.
Can anyone tell me if this is a known issue with these trucks?
#1307 of 3275 Re: Fuel Filler Overflow Problem? [kjmerriman]
Feb 17, 2005 (7:45 am)
I have the same truck and haven't had that problem (and hoping I don't!
Does that happen at all different gas stations?
#1308 of 3275 Re: LAMP OUT LIGHT [psram]
Feb 17, 2005 (9:16 am)
I have a 2003 hemi 4x4 with the same problem. The back tail light socket is defective, it's covered under warranty. Dodge knows about it, it could be either the left or right side. What happens is the tail light gets hot and melts the plastic housing around it and allows the bulb to move loosely around, which is why the "lamp out" light comes on and off. I know how annoying that is with the beeping sound.
As far as your transmission shifting a little harsh, what I did at 10k miles was flushed the system with Amsoil Synthetic trans fluid I bought the 15 quarts and took it to Midas and had them hook it to their trans flush machine and all I can tell you is "Wow"!
The truck shifts like night and day now, super smooth and quite, If you don't mind spending about 130.00 total to do that, you won't be sorry and your truck will love you for it. I now have 36k miles on the truck.
#1309 of 3275 Re: 2004 Quad Cab 1500 ... with a mind of its own [pitbullmom]
Feb 17, 2005 (9:37 am)
Your shocks are the problem! I had mine changed out at 34k and should have done it from day one. Stock shocks are terrible, spend the extra money and buy Elderbrock shocks, you will see and feel what I mean.
When you have your shocks changed, take one of the factory shocks coming of your truck and stand it on the floor and push down on it, you are going to laugh so hard in disbelief. There will be virtually no resistance at all.
I would tell all Dodge truck owners if you are driving on factory shocks get rid of them asap.
Feb 17, 2005 (6:13 pm)
I have a 2004 Ram 1500 Hemi Quad, and I do not have the problem with the gas tank...have you tried a different station, could it be poorly maintained gas pump valves that do not shut off when the fuel level rises???...