The Ram felt composed and solid, thanks in part to the new-for-'06 coilover front suspension. However, some reviewers are impressed with the Ram's new fuel-saving technology. Eight of the 16 spark plugs are located under an ignition coil; the other 8 are not. It's not a good choice for pulling trailers or hauling heavy loads. If you go to a auto repair shop I would suggest that you still use dealer parts. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the base engine, and a four- or five-speed overdrive automatic is optional.
You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. This causes engine oil to be sucked into the intake. A drop down menu will appear. They use a part-time transfer case that can be shifted from two-wheel-drive with the car in use. The Hemi V8 features the first-ever fully-functioning cylinder deactivation system on a pickup truck.
For most Dodges, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Regular Cab and Quad Cab models are available with either bed, while Mega Cab models come only with the shorter bed to allow for an extra 21. If there is positive pressure present it's ok. Please ask about the specific code number. If a vacume present gasket is bad.
Remove spark plug from cylinder head using a quality socket with a rubber or foam insert. The larger V-8 engine found in the Dodge Ram is 5. I took it to another dealer and was charged for 7 quarts. The load weight is critical and goes from 2,000 to 30,000 lbs. That's a pretty basic issue. Remove spark plug from cylinder head using a quality socket with a rubber or foam insert.
The suspension can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram's ride quality is downright comfortable. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Dodge Ram 1500 oil filter wrench. If spark plug being removed is under coil, coil must be removed to gain access to spark plug. The ride improves on the highway. This V-8 requires requires 7 qts.
As of 2010, Ram offers its own brand with the 1500 model. If your Ram 1500 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Ram 1500. Before installing spark plug cables to either the spark plugs or coils, apply dielectric grease to inside of boots. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed overdrive automatic is optional. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. If you use the wrong oil viscosity it will screw with the computer that controls that. Check the oil level at the dipstick with the vehicle sit … ting on a level surface and after the engine has been shut down for at least 15 minutes.
Eight of the 16 spark plugs are located under an ignition coil; the other 8 are not. I posted a thread on hemi oil capacity becuse my dealer was charging me for 8 quarts of oil. I posted a thread on hemi oil capacity becuse my dealer was charging me for 8 quarts of oil. Check to see if a vacume is prisent in the crankcase at idle. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. According to the manufacturer, short bed 1500 models can tow 2,900 pounds up to a maximum of 8,750 pounds when properly equipped.
But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. So it basically depends on what you are going to tow. And free is good, right? The mid-level V8 engine provides more than adequate power, according to most. I've heard everything from it straight up disabling it, to causing the engine to knock when using the wrong oil. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Ram 1500.
However, three other engine choices are optional: a 4. Reviewers find the base V6 engine smooth, but feel it lacks power in certain situations. If they don't help you go straight to the owner if possible. None that I know about. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. This special off-road trim comes with multiple skid plates, front and rear heavy-duty shock absorbers and a front stabilizer bar. I posted a thread on hemi oil capacity becuse my dealer was charging me for 8 quarts of oil.
The Ram series is a full-size pickup truck sold by Dodge. That's the reason for the part number difference. Before removing or disconnecting any spark plug cables, note their original position. The gauge is by far the better way to go. It was probably a difference in the two dealer's parts systems. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Ram 1500 for potential trouble spots.