Category Archive: Dodge / Ram

Dodge Ram Oil Change Questions

Car Information:
Dodge Ram
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 4.7L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I just bought a new truck a few months ago. It has already had its first Amsoil oil change. Currently, it has 3500 miles, but I would like to go ahead and get the transmission taken care of. I am wondering if it makes sense to do an Amsoil transmission flush now to prevent wear and tear on the transmission?

Answer:
A drain and fill should be all it needs.

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Dodge Ram Engine Problems

Car Information:
Dodge Ram Van 1500
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 3.9L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The engine cuts off on my way to work. It would not start. I turn the key on and the gauges do not move but the engine cranks yet it will not start? Do I need a new battery?

Answer:
Need to start with a fuel pressure test.

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Dodge Ram Van Maintenance questions

Car Information:
Dodge Ram Van 1500
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 5.7
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I have 3 questions:

1) Today my ignition switch was stuck off, and I had to fiddle and fiddle with it to get it to turn on. It has tilt wheel, and this is the 2nd switch in 90,000. And I have a very lightweight ring of keys since the first time I had it fixed. Is there a graphite or something to lubricate the switch?

2) Last week I bought Amzoil 100:1 treatment in quart bottle, how much should I use? I have a 30 gallon tank.

3) When I was in last Tuesday, I came in to buy a maintenance free Interstate battery…the first battery installed was not maintenance free, so they had to go get one, and it was taking up my morning, and the one they got was a NAPA. Is this battery as good as an Interstate?

Answer:
The only maintenance free battery Interstate makes is the Optima Gel batteries they usually run $250.00 to $350.00 each. Interstate states 90% of early failures of their maintenance free acid batteries were due to low water or acid so they quit making them.

1 ounce to each 5 gallon gasoline with the Amsoil Outboard 100 to 1 two stroke oil

Do not spray anything into the key switch it will cause a problem with pass key reader and the computer system will not be able to read the key resistance.

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Dodge Ram transmission is slipping

Car Information:
Dodge Ram 1500
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 5.7 HEMI
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The transmission seems to surge when warming up between 30 and 50 mph. Also it feels as if the transmission is slipping when I accelerate and merge into traffic.

Answer:
There is a couple reprograms that may help with this but I would know whether it would be worth while or not until I drove the truck. Let us know if you want to bring it by for a test drive then I can advise you what you should do next.

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Tech Questions for Dodge Ram Van

Car Information:
Dodge Ram Van 1500
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 5.7
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I have 3 questions:

1) Today my ignition switch was stuck off, and I had to fiddle and fiddle with it to get it to turn on. It has tilt wheel, and this is the 2nd switch in 90,000. And I have a very lightweight ring of keys since the first time I had it fixed. Is there graphite or something to lubricate the switch?

2) Last week I bought Amsoil 100:1 treatment in a quart bottle, how much should I use? I have a 30 gallon tank.

3) When I was in last Tuesday, I came in to buy a maintenance free Interstate battery… the first battery installed was not maintenance free, so they had to go get one, and it was taking up my morning, and the one they got was a NAPA. Is this battery as good as an Interstate?

Answer:

1) Do not spray anything into the key switch it will cause a problem with pass key reader and the computer system will not be able to read the key resistance.

2) 1 ounce to each 5 gallon gasoline with the Amsoil Outboard 100:1 two stroke oil

3) The only maintenance free battery Interstate makes is the Optima Gel batteries. They usually run $250.00 to $350.00 each. Interstate states 90% of early failures of their maintenance free acid batteries were due to low water or acid so they quit making them.

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Dodge Ram Transmission Issues

Car Information:
Dodge Ram 1500
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 5.7 Hemi
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The transmission seems to surge when warming up between 30 and 50 mph. Also it feels as if the transmission is slipping when I accelerate and merge into traffic.

Answer:

There’s a couple reprograms that may help with this. I don’t know whether it would be worthwhile or not until I drove the truck. Let us know if you want to bring it by for a test drive then I can advise you what you should do next.

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Should Dodge Wheel Bearings be serviced?

Car Information:
Dodge Ram 2500 HD
Year: 1996
Engine Size: 5.9 Turbo Diesel
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
On this 4-wheel drive truck, are the front wheel bearings serviceable? In other words, should the wheel bearings be removed, cleaned, and repacked with a high quality high temperature grease every 50,000 miles?

Answer:
It says its a sealed non-serviceable hub and bearing assembly,

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Serviceable Wheels?

Car Information:
Dodge/Ram 2500 HD
Year: 1996
Engine Size: 5.9L Turbo Diesel
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
On this 4-wheel drive truck, are the front wheel bearings serviceable? In other words, should the wheel bearings be removed, cleaned, and repacked with a high quality high temperature grease every 50,000 miles?

Answer:
It says its a sealed non-serviceable hub and bearing assembly.

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