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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Diesel, Truck
#297 of 852 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Complaint
Jan 18, 2008 (10:26 am)
My son bought a new Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel. He is in college and only drives short distances. His truck will not run properly. He has called the service department and they just blow him off. It has to do with the emissions control or something. If he drives on the highway about 45 minutes at a higher rate of speed it temporarily fixes the problem. The service department said that only driving short distances will cause thousands of damage to his vehicle and that if he adds a chip "something like that" his warranty would be void. HELP!! He drove the same 1998 pickup for 7 years, finally got a new one and now this!!!!!!!
#298 of 852 Re: Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Complaint [bchaney1]
Jan 18, 2008 (11:01 am)
bchaney1, first what is the truck doing EXACTLY. Second, don't add any perf. parts(chips etc.) until you find the problem. Third, how many miles are on the truck. Fourth, if i can't lead you to the problem when you reply or the problem is catastrophic (expensive/has to be done at a shop) they better fix it or take the truck back. If they don't you MUST take them to court and have them pay the court and attorneys fees as part of the suit. Make sure you bring a micro cassette recorder with you when you talk to the service dept. I't probably would be a small claims issue anyway. Let me know. Carnut17
#299 of 852 Re: Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Complaint [carnut17]
Jan 18, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Thanks for the reply. The power steering pump was whining - mainly when cold. A few days later the power steering was gone and the brakes didn't feel right. My son has a friend who is a Dodge diesel mechanic and he said the pumps on these trucks are not that great, especially because they run the brake booster as well. He also has a hydraulic winch on the truck powered by the pump. The truck has about 150000 miles on it and is running a stage 2 programmer. Hope this helps.
#300 of 852 fuel line heater?
Jan 19, 2008 (9:24 am)
#301 of 852 fuel line heater?
Jan 19, 2008 (9:27 am)
Hi I have an 03 dodge ram 2500 diesel. I was told it has a fuel line heater from the factory. I dont know if this is true or not. If it is where is it located and what all does it keep warm. I am running biodiesel and this would be very good for me if it is true.
#302 of 852 Re: Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Complaint [ghuds]
Jan 19, 2008 (1:32 pm)
Well I replaced the power steering pump and everything is working perfect. The dealer wanted over $300.00 for a new pump - I picked up a reman unit with a lifetime warranty at Checker Auto Parts for $70.00. The job took about 4 hours total(R&R) mainly because you have to take off a bunch of other stuff to get to the pump assembly. If anyone needs any tips on doing this job let me know, I think I can help.
#303 of 852 Re: fuel line heater? [lonnie13]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jan 19, 2008 (3:39 pm)
What you have is a small heating element at the fuel filter... its job is to melt small gel particles, but it's not going to do much for a fully gelled fuel line. Best to keep anti-gel additive handy in the winter - that's what I do with my 2005 Ram 3500.
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#304 of 852 2007 DODGE RAM 2500 6.7 DIESEL
Jan 22, 2008 (1:43 pm)
I BOUGHT A NEW 2007 RAM 2500 6.7 DIESEL AND HAVE HAD CHRONIC CHECK ENGINE LIGHT PROBLEMS. LIGHT HAS BEEN ON 7 TIMES IN 6000 MILES. THE RECALL HAS BEEN DONE. SEVERAL SENSORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND IS NOW IN THE SHOP FOR TURBO CHARGER REPLACEMENT. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM AND IF SO HAS YOUR DEALER BEEN ABLE TO CORRECT IT WITH ANY LONG TERM SUCCESS ?
#305 of 852 Re: 2007 2500 Ram 6.7 Diesel [lmoe]
Jan 22, 2008 (4:29 pm)
I ALSO HAVE THE SAME TRUCK. AT 6000 MILES I GET ABOUT 19 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY AND ABOUT 16 COMBINED. I'M HAVING CHRONIC CHECK ENGINE LIGHT PROBLEMS THOUGH AND MY DEALER NOR DODGE CAN SEEM TO COME UP WITH A LONG TERM SOLUTION. THE CK ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME 7 TIMES IN 6000 MILES. TRUCK HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR THE LAST 8 DAYS FOR TURBO CHARGER REPLACEMENT. I JUST REQUESTED DODGE BUY MY TRUCK BACK SO I CAN GO BACK TO A GAS ENGINE. I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER LUCK WITH YOUR NEW TRUCK THAN I HAVE.
#306 of 852 5 speed trans problem
Jan 30, 2008 (2:20 pm)
I have a 99 2500 4x4 Cummins with the 5 speed manual. It was replaced about 5 months ago with a reman unit by the previous owner. The unit had a warranty - unfortunately the guy I bought the truck from didn't tell me it was non-transferrable. Anyway, the problem is when you shift into 5th gear it makes a clicking noise (roughly at engine rpm) you can hear it and feel it in the stick. Only in 5th gear though - all other gears are fine. Any help would be great!