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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Ram Oil Change Indicator tells you when and what service your car needs.
Ram Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get Ram Dealership Certified
Ram car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Ram certified through the MOPAR College Automotive Program.
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 15-21
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Ram
While Chrysler has decided to give Ram its very own division, it seems impossible not to think of the Ram 1500 as a Dodge. After all, you’ll still buy your 2012 Ram at...
2011 Dodge Ram vs. 2011 Ford F-150: Which One Should I Buy?
Large trucks can be fun to drive, and even more fun to get dirty. Unfortunately, they may also cause you to get phone calls from friends who need to move into a new apartment. Fortunately, just having a...
2012 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2012 Dodge Ram: Which One Should I Buy?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy if You're Hauling a Horse Trailer
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Farmer
If you're a farmer, you know that what you need isn’t a used car – it’s a used pickup truck. How else are you going to haul around hay, implements, garden produce,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're Towing a Boat
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Gardener or Landscape Architect
Gardeners and landscape architects need to haul around quite a bit of gear. As a gardener, chances are you will need to transport a variety of mowing equipment, along...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber
Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a General Contractor
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What would cause a loud bang and hard shift into and out of gear in rear end area of Dodge 3500 auto trans.
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Oil color
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My 2011 Ram 1500 Hemi randomly stalls while coming to a stop, and/or while in a slow turn.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
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How reliable is the diesel fuel pumps on the 2016/2017 Ram 2500 Trucks? What is the life expect of the diesel fuel pump for the Ra
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Rattling sound/bells from under the vehicle heard 2016 ram1500 5.7L 15000 miles only heard between 20-40mph 2000rpm accelerating
Hi there. Typically when you have a rattling noise as you've described, it's caused by a loose bracket or other component that might have been removed to complete the oil change for some reason. I wouldn't suspect that the rattle...
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Where is the steering sensor in my 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello. The steering sensor is located in the steering column of your vehicle. This sensor can be replaced by dismantling the column and then once the new one is installed you would need a factory scan tool to calibrate it...
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My husband is in the mountains hauling a 40 ft gooseneck with 16 thou Pds. His truck was blowing white smoke, overheating and then
If the fluid leak is coolant, it is possible to fix some cooling system issues "out there on the road", particularly if it were a hose. However, if the "smoke" in the exhaust was actually vaporized coolant that leaked into...
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Is there a difference between passenger side and driver side hub (front) on 12 2500?
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My 2012 hemi ram 1500 has a very load fan noise when going over 2000 RPM same noise with or without the a/c on
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Cummins exhaust brake staying on
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Do cold air intakes make d difference in mileage on pick up trucks?
Hello, Yes, a cold air intake will help to increase fuel mileage to the extent that it is delivering cooler air into the motor than the normal stock intake would be. In general, air cleaners and breathers do not affect...
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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?
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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
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P018c code has my engine light on in my 2013 Ram Longhorn pickup.
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I just rebuilt my 65 RFE transmission and it works great but am getting the code 4th gear ratio incorrect.
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Where is the fuel pressure sensor B located on a 2013 Dodge Ram longhorn 5.7 liter hemi located?
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