Gas mileage isnt too bad for a truck of this size. This has happened many times but not on any regular basis so that I could have it investigated. Replaced both manifolds, 9 bolts, and heat shields. It starts right back up. It took the dealer 45 days to repair vehicle this second time. One small hole allowed oil to leak out.
I then had to get across two lanes of speeding freeway traffic to avoid an accident or worse. I've had it at 4 different auto repair shops including 3 weeks at landmark Dodge and no one can determine what is going on with it. After 2600 miles in just under 4 days, I can say that the seats are very comfortable and the interior is very roomy on long trips. Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 One of the most exciting concept vehicles at the 1999 Los Angeles Auto Show was the Dodge Power Wagon. Also, confirm the battery is disconnected for minimum 2 minutes after completing all work on the vehicle. I have owned only Dodges over the years and this one is by far my favorite.
The optional full-time four-wheel-drive system and stability control are definite pluses. Broke on the way home from the ball joint repair within 2 minutes of leaving the garage parking lot. I would recomend this truck to anyone. My truck immediately slowed down to 30mph right after the loud noise. Replaced more parts in the emissions system. Secured loose connection on oil pressure sensor by oil filter.
Primary Use: Family transportation Power, Reliable, Beautiful Truck — I would strongly recommend this truck for someone who intends to use it within their local area. Hemi Powered with great gas mileage, over drive transmission. I have not had a problem with this since the last time but I have been extremely careful to lightly apply the brakes when possible. This is by far one of the best pick up trucks I have owned. Found broken hose clamp at leak detector valve.
First replacement was with a defective part which was not a factory part. I can strap down three dirt bikes side by side in it when I go to the track. Replaced bad lifter, also cleaned throttle body and replaced plugs while there. The vehicle was taken to the Dodge dealer and was not diagnosed. Alternator started to whine after so changed alternator and other idler pulley and also belt tensioner. Still, the Power Wagon trundles into 2008 as the brawniest beast in the jungle, heavily equipped to do battle with looming boulders, steep ravines or sticky mud bogs.
Broken bolts on both sides repaced. But, I don't want to trade until I find out if this problem is subject to a recall. The replacement has some issues, so the original mechanical fan was re-installed. The engine stalls and cuts off without any warning. Has happened multiple times and at various speed.
I Love my Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi! When this happens, I loose power steering. Capital T, Period At The End. Someone said by me using a Fram oil filter that this may be the cause because it doesn't have a check valve like the factory oil filter, but I looked it up online and it does have anti drain back valve. Both have disappointing fit and finish. Replaced serp belt, replaced left side lifters tapping when started , valve cover gasket. This was causing a loud ticking sound.
Never had anything done besides routine maintenance. The electronic control module warning illuminated as the failure occurred. I was flushing out my cooling system and left the radiator cap loose, was coming home from a trip to the mountains when it overheated on the freeway. The sensor was bumped during a oil change. I sold the truck before I could have repaired. But also when we stopped at intersections it would move at all. Had to coast acoss 3 lanes of traffic to get off the road no power steering and on coming traffic, with 3 young children in the back seat.
The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The engine felt as if it would seize. After shifting to park, it took two attempts to restart the engine. The optional full-time four-wheel-drive system and stability control are definite pluses. I was a mechanic at three different dealerships and I know what a lifter tapping sounds like, but the truck is under warranty and I can't do any work to it.
Found out the throttle body was encrusted with carbon. The failure recurred numerous times. This is a great truck and I would recommend it to all who are looking for a great looking, great performing, reliable and very comfortable truck. This jacked-up behemoth has a terrible ride, on or off road. It is time for the government to investigate this issue before someone is killed or seriously injured. The approximate failure mileage was 215,845.