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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Truck
#3226 of 3275 1999 1500 tranny
Sep 08, 2006 (5:28 am)
I HAVE A 99 1500 SPORT, O.K., HERE WE GO K, THE TRANNY IS MAKING A NOISE WHILE IN GEAR, SOUNDS LIKE ITS COMING APART, WILL JUMP OUT OF GEAR WHEN GOING DOWN THE ROAD AND SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHEN IN GEAR. IN NUETRAL NO NOISE. IF I PUT THE TRANSFER CASE IN NUETRAL, NO NOISE WHILE GOING THROUGH THE GEARS?
#3227 of 3275 Re: Speed Sensor? Please Help! [tatts]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:48 am)
I have the same problem with my 1999 Dodge Ram 4 x 4. I checked with Advance auto parts and the speed sensor is bad. I called my mech. and he said just replace the sensor but be sure and get one form the dealer, not an after market sensor. I called the local dealer and the part is a little over $20.00. It is a simple replacement just unscrew and disconnect the old one and put in the new one. The code should clear after a short drive. The sensor is located on the 4 x 4 at the back and lower side of the transmission on the driver's side.
Sep 11, 2006 (9:24 am)
i am trying to rebuild a 85 dodge 1 ton for a frient, he paid a guy 1600, to fix his truck,the guy took the eng,trans ect,i replaced the eng, now i am replacing the trans,i bought one from junk yard,but it dont have torque converter,i am trying to find one,but dont know what trans i have,the # are,4329482/8445/2985/ if any one can help identify this so i can get right torque converter
#3229 of 3275 Re: Help with transmission problems - Dodge Ram [bryab002]
Sep 11, 2006 (9:33 am)
I recently came across your transmission problem, I have a 99 Dodge ram with the 318ci 2 wheel drive with the exact problem, my transmission speed sensor had gone bad a couple of weeks ago and last week when I went to drive my truck it would not shift out of 1st gear, have you resolved your problem? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#3230 of 3275 Re: Pleeease anyone , help ! [dole]
Sep 11, 2006 (3:05 pm)
We're having the same issues with our 94 Ram 1500. Everything except the blowing smoke. We've replaced the converter, the wires, the plugs, the whole shabang. As we speak, we are replacing the throttle position sensor. Hopefully, that will fix our idle problem. Have you had any luck with yours?
Sep 11, 2006 (4:58 pm)
We have a 1994 Ram 1500 5.9L 360 and we have had nothing but problems with it after a simple at home tune up. Initially, the oil, oil filter, caps, plugs and wires were changed. After finishing up, we got in the truck only to find that the truck (after about 10 minutes of driving) idles horribly, to the point of stalling. There is also a noise coming from the engine that sounds like a vaccume leak. We have checked all of the hoses and to date have replaced the catalytic converter, new spark plugs (again, just to be safe), the throttle positioning sensor, new muffler. We feel like we're pouring money down the drain at this point. I've read here over and over that when the battery starts to get weak, problems may start popping up. We are going tomorrow to have our battery tested. But if anyone has any ideas about what's going on (things that we haven't already done) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help. We love our truck, but we're starting to lean towards a Ford
Thanks to all
#3232 of 3275 Ram 2500 click when turning right
Sep 12, 2006 (5:59 am)
I'm posting this for my husband who is not a member. He has a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 and occasionally when he turns to the right it makes a loud, one time pop or click. He has taken it to the dealer a couple of times, but they can't duplicate it. It also happens sometimes when we are pulling our 26ft. travel trailer and only happens when he is turning right. Has anyone else had this problem?
#3233 of 3275 Re: phantom problems [xvx_katherine_]
Sep 12, 2006 (6:03 am)
Hmmm - truck worked fine before tuneup but not afterwards - have you checked to make sure you put the spark plug wires onto the correct spark plugs? Are you sure the spark plug wires themselves are good? What happened when you put the old spark plug wires back on (if you still have them)? If I'm you I go over the plug wiring diagram very carefully (maybe even get a second diagram to compare to - typos are not unheard of) and check those wires! Good luck!
#3234 of 3275 Re: phantom problems [xvx_katherine_]
Sep 15, 2006 (10:24 am)
Are you replacing the parts at random just becuase you think they are defective? This is not a very efficient way to solve anything. Take the truck to a dealer or to an independent repair shop and have it hooked up to a diagnostic computer. It could be something relatively simple. My coworker had a problem with his Ford pickup and spent hundreds of dollars replacing unnecessary parts and the truck still did not run right. Finally, he took it to a Ford dealer, and they found the problem. It cost him $ 90 for the diagnostic fee and $ 60 for the part.
I know, a lot of people are skeptical about taking vehicles to dealers for diagnosis, but as complex as these control systems are, sometimes it is the best alternative. You do not have to pay them to fix the problem, just let them diagnose it for you. then you can buy the right part and fix it yourself.
#3235 of 3275 RAM 3500 intermittent stalling, won't restart
Sep 16, 2006 (10:01 pm)
1995 Dodge Ram Van 3500, 5.2L motor. I would post on the van area but it is pretty much empty and the drivetrain should be the same. In hindsight, the problem has been noticeable for over a year but now that it has manifested itself into being stranded on the side of the road a few times, I need to get this fixed but I hate to go to a mechanic with an intermittent problem. I'm going to assume the symptoms are related so I'll start at the beginning. About 12 months ago, I noticed what I would call hesitation when travelling about 50mph and trying to keep a steady speed when the gas tank was below a quarter tank. Almost a non-event but when slightly pressing the gas at average speed to maintain speed over a rise, I noticed "skipping/hesitation/slight bucking". No problem if you stomped on it, it would go. Only noticeable when easing the accelerator. At the time, it was not a problem so I just made sure the 35 gallon tank didn't get below a quarter tank. Then over time, I noticed the same behavior when the tank got to less than half and so-on. Then, fill up one day on the way home from work and it started hard. Turned over fine but just wouldn't catch. Finally got it going and stop one block from the house to get the mail and turn the van off. Try to start but no go. So, I walk the last block and come back about an our later, it starts up fine and runs great, no problem. At this point it gets a bit hazy. I'm thinking the fuel pump is "going " bad. In hindsight, maybe it is a heat issue. I may have been so focussed on the fuel pump that over the next few weeks when it stalls and won't start, I put 5-10 gallons of gas in the tank to top it off and it starts right up but now I'm having to keep at least three-quarters of a tank in it all the time to keep it running. Finally I break down and replace the fuel pump. Start with five gallons of gas, it starts right up fine on a seventh of a tank. Still not 100% though. A few instances where it would hesitate (even on hard acceleration) and it stalled this past week. I put 10 gallons in and it started up no problem. So, the new fuel pump didn't fix the problem. I've been scouring the web to see if anyone else has the same problem. The battery is less than two years old, the coil measures ok. I know what your thinking but at no time was it ever out of gas. The gauge works and I also verify by resetting miles when I fill up. There are no trouble codes. MAP, O2 and other sensors should throw a trouble code so I'm not sure what to try/test next. First, I was thinking it was a fuel system problem, then I was thinking it was a heat related issue but the last time it quit was less than half a mile from where I started, hardly time enough to get heated up.