The Dodge Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with. Have your spark plugs changed every 30,000 miles. Pour the old oil into jugs and drain the filter into a jug. Now unscrew and remove the filter. This machined plug features a thick shoulder, a 13 mm hex head, and a strong snap-on magnet to trap metal filings.
The symptoms were no or intermittent overdrive and intermittent torque converter lock-up. · Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary. Have your brake system checked by a licensed dealer or automotive professional. · Flush and replace the engine coolant if not done 104,000 miles 169,000 km. One of the most common cause of the sloppy steering anomaly, is a worn pitman arm.
Back off the nut about 5 turns and torque the torx screw to 72 inch lbs. A lot of trial and error on this procedure. Spray the electrical cleaner in the top hole. · Replace the spark plugs 2. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Install the oil filler cap.
Next we remove the bolt on the steering gear box that is below the pitman arm. This will give you plenty of working space. If this is difficult, use the strap wrench to finish tightening the filter. Your objective is the expose the copper strands of the wire. Slip a plastic grocery bag, zip-lock, or bread sack under the filter and pull it up around the filter body. It has a 3 wire connector that plugs into the end. They are almost the same diameter as the red spray wand found with almost all aerosols.
Automatics get a bad rap, but most people I query on their change intervals brings up one glaring fact. I took a razor blade and very carefully pealed the insulation off the wire. The Customer communication requested return of unsold inventory to inspect the hose end fittings. After you have done that, blow out the holes with some compressed air to dry the internals. As with any moving part, those that maintain repair less. After a quick check to verify that all the actual wires were plugged in to their respective connectors, I proceeded to clean the battery terminals and cables. Clean your tools and then throw away the oily rag - it can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly.
. The best way to improve your truck's fuel economy is to keep on track with your maintenance schedule. Next we will set our pitman arm puller on the arm and steering box shaft. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. Turn the key back to the on position but don't start the truck. · Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Check tire pressure, fluid levels and all lights on a monthly basis. Well the truck shifts perfectly now with overdrive and torque converter lock-up working just like the Dodge engineers designed them to. Place a large bucket 3 gal minimum! Shot in my shop, professionally. Slip the strap wrench under the filter bottom and slide it up to the top of the filter. Tighten further a little bit, then tap with hammer. The noise might be more noticeable after the first few stops; however, it should go away. The drive nose of the extension fits into a recess in the drain plug.
· Inspect the exhaust system. When the plug is loosened, drain slots in the oil pan will allow the oil to flow around the plug threads. The Customer communication requested return of unsold inventory to inspect for improperly crimped hose fittings. Next you want to take your volt meter wires with small alligator clips and attach one to the orange wire and one to the black wire. Have your local Dodge dealer check your rear main seal and transmission input shaft.