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Heater not working on 2012 ram turbo diesel 3500 when I turn truck off water leaks all over but coolant is all there
That sounds like a water pump leaking. In many cases the water pump seal can leak while the truck is parked, but not while it is running. In other cases it may leak when the engine is cold, but not...
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Where is the spare tire?
The spare tire sits under the bed of the truck, at the very rear. It is easy to remove the spare tire with your hands. Just use the jack handle to winch the tire down and unhook it from the...
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What kind of oil should I use?
You should use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
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What kind of fuel should I use?
The 3.7 and 4.7-liter models have a recommended octane rating of 87. The 5.7-liter model has a recommended octane rating of anywhere between 87 and 89. Premium gasoline is not recommended for your vehicle, as it offers no added benefit,...
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What kind of coolant should I use?
It’s imperative that your vehicle is equipped with the coolant, especially if you use the air conditioning. The ideal coolant mixture for your car is 50% water, and 50% ethylene glycol antifreeze.
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How heavy of a trailer can I tow?
The towing capacity is varied by how your truck is equipped. In a Ram 1500, a V6 is good to about 3750 lbs and a V8 is good to about 5000 lbs. For the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, it...
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How do I use TOW/HAUL mode?
TOW/HAUL mode is a feature that allows your car to adjust for carrying a large load. When in TOW/HAUL mode, your transmission will shift less, so as to provide more power, and not risk overheating. To enter TOW/HAUL mode, press...
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How do I use the windshield washers?
The windshield washer button is located on the multifunction lever, which sticks out of the left side of the steering column. At the tip of the multifunction lever is a button. Press this button, and washer fluid will be sprayed...
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How do I use the turn signals?
Turn signals are very important safety features. The turn signal lights allow surrounding drivers to know that you are going to make a turn, which is an important safety precaution. Failing to use your turn signals is also illegal. Using...
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How do I use the sun visor?
The sun visor is a key safety feature that allows you to protect your eyesight from the sun. There is a sun visor in front of both the driver and the front passenger seat. To use the sun visor, pull...
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How do I use the steering wheel to adjust the volume?
The steering wheel volume switches are located on the back of the steering wheel, on the right side. Using your right hand, feel behind the steering wheel for the volume switches. Press the top of the switch to increase the...
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How do I use the mist feature?
The mist feature activates the windshield wipers for one cycle, so that you can wipe away any mist or fog that has accrued on your windshield. To use the mist feature, do the following. Find the multifunction lever on...
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How do I use the air conditioning?
Turning on the air conditioning couldn’t be easier. Simply press the A/C button, which you’ll find in the climate control cluster on the center console. A light will illuminate on the button confirming that the air conditioning has turned on....
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How do I turn on the windshield wipers?
Windshield wipers are a very important safety feature, as they allow you to have good visibility even when it is raining out. Here’s how you turn them on. Locate the multifunction lever on the left side of the steering...
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How do I turn on the cargo lights?
There are two different ways to turn on the cargo lights. Start by locating the headlight knob, which is to the left of your steering column. Directly underneath your knob, on the left side, is the cargo light button....
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How do I turn on and off the panic alarm?
The panic alarm is a security feature in your car. When the alarm is on, the horn will honk, the park lights will flash, and both the headlights and interior lights will illuminate. To turn on the panic alarm, simply...
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How do I turn on and off the fog lights?
The fog lights are controlled by a large button that doubles as the headlight switch. The headlight switch is a circular switch to the left of the steering wheel. It can be rotated to turn on the headlights, but if...
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How do I turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?
The electronic stability control (ESC) is an important safety feature that helps you steer your vehicle. The ESC system should never be turned off except by extremely skilled drivers who know what they are doing. If you need to turn...
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How do I shift out of PARK?
In order to shift from PARK to REVERSE or DRIVE (in an automatic transmission), you have to have your foot firmly pressed on the brake pedal. This ensures maximum safety when you operate your vehicle.
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How do I set the security alarm?
The security alarm in your vehicle automatically sets anytime you use the remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors, or anytime you use the power door switches to lock the doors. When the doors have been locked with...

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