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Clunking sound after replaced ball joints
There may be a recall pertaining to the tack bar welds breaking on this vehicle. Call your local Ram dealership and see if your vehicle is affected by recall 15V541000. If you have play up and down but not side...
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Unable to decide if I should get a diesel or gas.
The Cummings diesel will not let you down. However, not having a block heater of any kind will cause cold start issues. Hauling loads will require a diesel to prevent engine wear versus a gas engine. I would recommend the...
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Rattling noise from front left during left turns or while going over bumps.
Hello. A rattling noise during turns can be caused by many things. If you suspect the noise sounds like a pebble rattle it may be possible that there is one stuck somewhere, perhaps in between the vehicle's wheel well covers,...
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Coolant temps get really high but cool down really fast
This is may be a failing coolant fan switch. Try checking the coolant fan thermostat switch to be sure I is coming on at the right temperatures. You may also need to have the fan speed checked t be sure...
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Steering Wheel Locked, Leaking Power Steering Fluid
If your steering is not working properly, I believe it would be due to the major power steering fluid leak. In order to resolve this issue the power steering fluid system must be functioning properly. Once this has been done,...
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P0140, P0191, P2000. I put a new oxygen sensor in
Hi there. These codes are coming on for a possible fuel pressure issue that could also be causing the catalytic converter to burn too hot. Check the fuel rail pressure and make sure that the pressure does not exceed minimum...
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Transmission stuck in fourth gear
Hi - most likely there is a problem in the valve body with this hydraulic circuit. The P0750 shift solenoid message, while accurate relative to which circuit is involved, may have only been the symptom, not the cause. A sticking...
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turn signal works when acc is on and it wont work when started . Right side
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. What seems to be happening is the cluster control module has a short in it. The control module is under the dash on the driver side. I recommend replacing the cluster control module. The...
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My 2012 ram 2500 started over heating just had my water pump replaced around a month ago. I think it's my thermostat. How can I tell?
Hi there. First check the cooling system and see if the coolant is low. Top off all fluids that are low that could cause the engine to overheat. To check to see if the thermostat is working, feel the upper...
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Random steering wheel shake.
Hi there. In most cases, when you experience a severe shake and vibration all of the sudden it's actually caused by road conditions. If the shake and vibration went away and has not returned while driving the same speed, you...
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Truck over heat
Hey there: The symptoms you're describing seem as if you might have a damaged heater core or heater control valve. On the 2011 Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel, there is a heater control valve that opens and closes and allows hot...
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Check engine light and fuel cap stay on.
Hi there: In most newer trucks, like your 2014 Ram, if an error light is triggered and the repairs are made, you'll have to clear those stored error codes in the ECU with a digital scanner or they will stay...
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white smoke when cold
When the vehicle is first started your exhaust pipes are cold and if outside temperature is cold the exhaust pipes are even colder. Now you start the engine and the hot exhaust hits the cold pipes causing a large amount...
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Engine light is on. Code is for a o2 sensor. Dealer can't find anything wrong. Your thoughts on the matter?
The underlying fault depends on which of over a hundred different oxygen sensor codes has set. Also, it depends on whether you are having trouble with a pre or post catalytic converter oxygen sensor (pre and post have different functions)....
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Hi Scott. I have a 2013 Ram 2500 with 70000 miles on it now. I took it to the dealer with 50000k on it with a front pinion seal le
If the seal is repeatedly failing one possibility is the pinion itself has too much play within the assembly. That could be due to a design issue and/or wear in the bushing and/or bearing that supports the pinion shaft. There...

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