If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Ram 1500 for head gasket leakage. These parts come assembled and ready for your repair. By - July 14, 2015 This article applies to the Dodge Ram 3rd Generation 2002-2008. Bad fuel economy can be an indicator of a serious. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Back at your garage, prepare the engine for removal.
This will allow you to reinstall the hood in the same exact position. Each instance was while I was driving in a straight line. There is a metal canister about 3. A block of wood can be placed between the frame rails and jack stands to minimize the chance of damage occurring from the pointed areas of the stands. Low coolant levels can lead to overheating, which can damage your engine. Truck stopped in the intersection blocking 3 lanes of traffic. These can all be signs of engine failure.
Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Ram 1500 that you need to replace. He met me there and engine was smoking white smoke. The sensors are commonly identified by the names Sensor 1 Bank 1 or Sensor 2 Bank 2. It seems to happen after refueling and a strong odor of fuel is noticed. Has happened multiple times and at various speed.
If you notice a coolant leak, it should be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid damage to your engine. My truck immediately slowed down to 30mph right after the loud noise. After traveling about one tenth mile the engine quit again as I was approaching a red light. Raise the engine hoist until the chain is tight and the engine starts to lift to release the weight off of the engine mounts. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-present.
Placing jack stands on the frame rails. Step 3 — Remove oxygen sensor s If you are sure you will not be using the sensor again, you can cut the connector plug off and slide a 22mm box-end wrench onto the sensor. Fuel filter for 1995 Ram is mounted on top of the fuel pump assembly, which is inside the fuel tank. Oxygen sensors can fail as the miles pass, due to carbon buildup and breakdown of the internal parts from heat cycles. Mileage at this time was 119,599.
In reviewing other consumer websites that is not true, there are numerous complaints about this same problem and it is definitely a critical safety issue. Dodge Ram 2002-2008: How to Replace Oxygen O2 Sensor The engine computer references the oxygen sensors to determine how much oxygen is in the exhaust compared to the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. I then had to get across two lanes of speeding freeway traffic to avoid an accident or worse. Some reasons you may be seeing an oxygen sensor related code are excessive carbon buildup on the sensor, damaged ceramic coatings or zirconium elements, and electrode failures. I was the lead vehicle and had the left lane momentarily blocked until I could restart the engine. Start the oxygen sensor by hand, and then torque the sensor to 22 ft. .
Draw aligning marks on the torque converter and drive plate so that you can reassemble them in the same exact position. Walk around the engine and any missing connections between the engine and the engine compartment. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. Grab the connector and lift up on the locking tab located on the sensor side while pulling them apart. Bad fuel economy can be an indicator of a serious.
The engine just quits on the highway with a loss of steering and braking. A long block engine is an option to upgrade or replace your current engine. If your Dodge model is equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the inspection plate and attach a C-clamp on the bottom of the transmission torque converter to prevent it from falling off as you separate the transmission form the engine. Start by selecting the right location and necessary tools. Turn the sensor in a counterclockwise direction. Using a transmission jack, secure and detach the transmission from the engine. It has been running fine and the check engine light even cleared itself yesterday.
We tow the vehicle to the house and call warranty. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Ram 1500. The first year vehicle was good and reliable but 2nd year vehcicle has been dangerous to me and my family. Also, you need to approach this phase of Dodge vehicle repair in a way that will allow you to reinstall the engine with the minimum amount of effort. Shorts, opens, and high-resistance in the circuits' wiring can also cause a non-functioning sensor or a sensor with erratic readings.
The vehicle was taken to the Dodge dealer and was not diagnosed. Depressurize the fuel system and drain the engine oil and coolant from the radiator and engine. These part numbers apply to the 5. Make room around the engine by removing drive belts and serpentine belt and accessories like the air cleaner assembly, alternator, cooling fan and shroud, starter, spark plug wires and transmission oil cooler if your particular Ram model is equipped with it. Follow the wiring up from which ever sensor you are replacing. Coolant also keeps corrosion down inside the engine that may be caused by water. Finally, disconnect the driveshaft and rear engine support.