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Advice on whether to buy a truck or keep the old one
You've got so much mileage out of that old engine. If I were you I would keep the old one and keep fixing it. Dodge does not make them like they used to. Especially since Fiat has bought them. Now...
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After new battery and alternator, truck won't start
Hello! It sounds as if your have a parasitic drain present. I would have a technician perform a parasitic draw test on the vehicle. It should be fairly easy to isolate the circuit that is draining the battery by performing...
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Uconnect touch screen not working
Hello! First of all, this is a very new vehicle so it may be under warranty. I would suggest expressing this concern to the dealer because there are already several people complaining of this particular problem. I am aware that...
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When starting truck, odometer disappears
Hello. I don’t believe the radio installation would have anything to do with your issue because it did not occur until long after installation. I think the issue likely is with the instrument cluster itself. The instrument cluster should always...
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Air conditioner condensation does not drain
Hello. We will be happy to assist. Most likely you have an AC drain port that is clogged. It's best to blow out the drain port with compressed air to ensure there is a clear drain passage. If there is...
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Key fob won't unlock or lock doors
I believe you should have a technician use a capable scan tool to test the immobilizer and security system of the vehicle. There are likely codes present that will lead you directly to the issue. Also have them test the...
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Truck is knocking why
This is commonly associated with a worn main bearing or rod bearing. These are bearings that support the movement of your truck's crankshaft and pistons and involves dropping down the oil pan and removing main caps and rod caps to...
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Headlights don't work on low beam
Hello. Other than what you've already checked on your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, there are only a few things that could cause the issue you're having. A faulty multifunction switch in the steering column, a faulty body control module under...
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Transmission issue, cannot be put into park
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. It sounds like you may have a misadjusted or worn shift linkage cable. However, there is a safety recall (G28- Ignition/Park shift interlock) Chrysler Dodge implemented for this as...
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Van overheats
Hello. Yes there are two key things that I recommend you or your technician check. Check the hoses, radiator, and engine block for clogging. A clog in those components will restrict the coolant system from being able to circulate. Also,...
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Van stalled, after repairs it cannot start
Hello. Your issue may be due to a faulty coil pack, clogged catalytic converter, or a faulty mass air flow sensor. Each of those components can cause the stalling condition if they develop faults. The car should be checked to...
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Dodge Ram 1500 Van won't start
Hello. There are several possibilities for your van not to start, and it looks like you already put in a lot of effort towards repairing this. I recommend having a technician check the condition of the spark plugs. Also, I...
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Advice on how often to change oil on a '99 Ram 1500
That's an old vehicle. I would not drive that old vehicle 10,000 miles in between the oil changes. If you want to use full-synthetic, you are pushing it just by doing 7,000 miles. At least change it at 7,000 miles....
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8000 first oil change
If your manual says to change the oil at 8000 miles then this is the official manufacturer recommendation. You have the choice to change the oil and filter sooner, but you will still need to monitor the oil level every...
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oil change frequency
The oil change interval in the oil change monitor was set to 7500 mile intervals by the factory. You can just reset it, but it will continue to go off every 7500 miles. This is just an alert, not an...
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Wiper speeds not consistent, and wiper failures
For your vehicle there is a recall for this problem, you should be able to get your faulty wiper module replaced. Contact your local dealer to check your vehicle identification number with them to perform this and any other recalls...
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steering wheel locked
The steering got locked as it should when you turn off the key, but the problem was that you had the steering turned away from center. When the key is turned off the steering tries to come back toward the...
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squeaking from front end when steering
Your vehicle may be covered in a few recalls such as the front tie rods and the pitman steering arm. I recommend calling a local dealer and suppling the vehicle identification number to see if a recall can be done...
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I have to actually use a heater on th ECU PROM to get my vehicle to start when its cold.
You have successfully diagnosed your truck. It definitely needs a new ECM. Electronics are very sensitive to temperature. There are relays inside the ECM box that you are heating, which makes the contacts expand and create an electrical connection. This...
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Truck makes a squealing noise when starting - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Have you checked the condition of the drive belt? If the belt is very loose or worn, it may cause noises when there is a load put on the belt drive. If the belt looks like it is in bad...

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