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Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
Understanding the Ram Oil Change Indicator and Service Indicator Lights
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
Drivers in the market for a used Ram vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set...
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
This week: home-brewed autonomous car, sneak peek at future Jeeps, scheming car hackers, Ram's off-road TRX concept, new turbo test kit from Lisle.
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?
When you are looking for a way to get a load of mulch or gravel, or need to haul a large trailer or boat behind your vehicle, chances are you are looking for a truck. Trucks are not...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Archeologist
If you are an archaeologist, you need a vehicle that will take you off the beaten path. After all, that’s where you spend a good deal of your time. And that means that...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You're Hauling a Horse Trailer
Horse owners need a vehicle with towing capacity. Depending on the size of your trailer and the weight of your horse or horses, you probably won’t be able to get away with...
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
If you’re towing a boat, the vehicle that you buy is largely going to depend on the size and weight of your boat plus trailer. Most cars, realistically, aren’t cut out for the job. We recommend a pickup...
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
As an electrician, you have to haul around wiring, tools and equipment, and tons of supplies. You can’t get by with a small used car, or even a big one. What you...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a General Contractor
If you're a general contractor, you probably aren’t in the market for a used car. More likely, you’re looking for a pickup truck, because you need to haul equipment and supplies...

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what make of used cargo vans do you recommend
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What would cause RPM skips on 2012 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI? No engine power decrease or increaes just the RPM skips
Hi there. Assuming that this video is taken at idle with no pressure on the gas pedal at all, it's likely that your idle control valve on the throttle body is damaged or has a faulty connection. An issue like...
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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
Hi there. The last time I noticed problems with Dodge Ram diesel pickup diesel fuel pumps was about 5 years ago. The issue was actually related to the wiring of the fuel pump as opposed to the pump itself. Although...
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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?
Front driver and passenger side wheel hub bearing assemblies on your vehicle are identical. If you desire replacement, you can get a written, itemized quote, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s wheel hub bearing...
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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
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a fan clutch that may be wearing out. A mechanical fan clutch works by helping to control the radiator cooling fan speeds as the engine heats up and cools down. As the...
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My truck has 16 spark plugs. Is the quote given for 8 plugs or all 16 plugs?
Hi there. I have forwarded your inquiry to our service and sales department who is better served to answer this question specifically. They should reply to you in the next few days via email to provide clarification on the estimate...
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Service Problem. Today I brought in my 2015 Dodge Ram Diesel. (For Recall work) T25/NHTSA 17V-30
Hi Steven. It's very difficult to prove when electrical glitches occur or who should be "on the hook" for repair or diagnostic checks. The best advice I can offer is for you to speak with the service manager of the...
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I have a 2012 ram 1500. From a stop at a light or stop sign when i give it gas i feel and hear a grinding sound from the pedal.
It sounds like you may have a problem with the traction control system, which may include a number of things. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been...
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2011 ram 1500 SLT. Factory radio am FM randomly does working. It will go weeks without working. CD player, aux and satellite are
There are technical bulletins for a radio software updates that may fix the problem and when the scan is done any codes stored can be addressed if still no FM reception then the antenna should be substituted with a known...
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Ticking at start up and under acceleration
Hello, What you are describing sounds like the noise associated with hydraulic lifters which are a part of the valve train. In the mornings or when the engine is cold, the oil has had the chance, due to gravity to...
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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 he i when I try and start my truck it just clicks and everything on the inside turns off
Hello there. What you are describing is often caused by a damaged ignition relay or main electrical relay. It is also possible that an electrical short exists within the ignition cylinder or steering column that is causing this problem. It...
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I have a Ram Promaster City, Can you make the intstrument lights brighter.
Hi Kirby. Thanks for writing in today. There isn't an OEM solution that would help this common issue, however you can search online for aftermarket dash upgrades that are manufactured that might help improve the visibility of the dash. With...
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Looking for location of multi axis acceleration module for a 2017 dodge ram 3500
Also known as a dynamics sensor - this is located on the floor panel transmission tunnel under the center floor console (or if equipped with a bench seat, under the front center seat section) next to the Occupant Restraint Controller....
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Wil diving with a failed fuel level sensor damage my vehicle?
Hi Sebastian. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The fuel level sensor might seem to be a minor component, but in actuality, it impacts a lot of different vehicle systems. If the fuel sensor does not work correctly, it can also...

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