It might be necessary to check and adjust it when troubleshooting a performance, emissions or noise problem. Q: After an oil change, I get a horible, heavy oil smell. Q: Which oil filters should I use on my engine? The interior was a pleasant tan color, and the bright bezel around the center stack was a good dress-up touch. Last Update: November 1, 2001. Please recycle the used oil.
Proper torque for 2002 models is 35 ft-lb. Finally, the new compressor must be refilled with the same amount of new refrigerant oil that was drained out of the old compressor. Seat cushions fold up to create a tall storage area from floor to ceiling. Will spin tires with brake torque and it is a dually. Tons of power from Cummins Turbo Diesel.
Installation of the fuel filter lid requires 25 foot pounds of torque per the service manual. This video shows how to change oil in Dodge Ram. Use only the specified O-ring seals as they are made of a special material for the R-134a system. The regular cab accounted for around 65% of sales. Install the accessory drive belt. All the Class 4 and Class 5 trucks had dual rear wheels, with either steering or traction tires, or steering tires up front with traction tires in back. Q: How do I change my oil and filter? It will keep the engine running for a million miles or more.
Modern trucks need much less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still need fluid changes, inspections, and adjustments. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. The big differences were underneath, with a special frame, 7,000-pound-capacity axle 1,000 pounds more than the standard Ford axle , and extra power lines wrapped around the end of the frame. Diesel engines last longer and burn less fuel per mile, but do require more and different maintenance than a gasoline engine. It had a 160 amp alternator, and the speedometer went up to an unreasonable 120 mph. See my other video for replacing the fuel filter better lighting and camera angles : When you change your oil also plan to remove and replace the diesel fuel filter.
A low-friction recirculating ball system kept the wheel on-center. Make sure it is tight, especially on 24 valve engines. Now slide the wrench and adjust the ratchet handle to the position shown on the left when the strap is tightened, and loosen the filter enough to allow removal by hand. You will need to be turning the filter clockwise as looking down from the top of the engine. The Best Truck Out There — At this point there is nothing as of yet that I don t like about my truck its all good and cool It handles great and drives really nice I have not as of yet done any 4x4 because i feel its still to new for that however give me untill winter time and then I will have some fun with it No Hemi Here — I would have the pictures of mine but thanks to AutoOutfitters in Noblesville. Tubular shocks and front and rear link-type sway bars rounded out the package. The killer dowel pin is now famous for causing expensive engine damage, but Cummins reports that far more engines have been heavily damaged by the foil that is used to seal oil jugs.
Leather seats were available with vinyl floor mats or carpet; they were attractive and large, but too firm and stiff for us. Disconnect the wire harness from the clutch field coil wire lead connector 4. Our test truck had a moderately full gauge set, lacking only a transmission temperature gauge; we had cruise control, a manual 4x4 control an electronic 4x4 control is optional , and manual locks and window cranks. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your car, we encourage you to follow our schedule. Do not permanently bend, dent, or distort the filter can while tightening the filter - the body may stress crack at the bend and dump your oil. Then attempt to start the engine. What follows is our quick reference guide for the third modern generation Dodge Ram pickup truck the 2002-2008 Ram 1500.
Place belt over water pump pulley. However, it must be checked and adjusted if it has been removed and reinstalled. This machined plug features a thick shoulder, a 13 mm hex head, and a strong snap-on magnet to trap metal filings. When installing the new fuel filter be sure to apply engine oil to the new O-ring. The gas tank had a tap to allow diesel fuel in the tank to be used for on-board generators; an optional mid-ship fuel tank underneath the frame rails freed up more space behind the rear axle if needed. A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure.
Driving was pleasant in terms of ride and noise. Proper torque for 1989-1993 models is 60 ft-lb. This included a utility that had trucks in use 24 hours a day laying cable, and a New York City wrecker. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Fuel and brake lines were routed together to make better use of space along the frame. Part of that was the Cummins diesel; the sole engine of the Class 4 and 5 4500 and 5500 trucks.
All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels. In 2009, despite a depressed market, Dodge sold 8,006 Ram Chassis Cabs — a decent number for the class. In many cases the initial maintenance check is done by the dealer at no cost check with the service department when you buy the truck for more information. If you drive in dusty areas, tow a trailer, idle or drive at low speeds for extended periods, or drive for short periods less than four miles at a time in below freezing temperatures, even smaller intervals are recommended. Both front and rear axles were both solid beam, with a five-link coil-spring front suspension up front and two-stage leaf springs in back.
Cummins filter numbers are available Cummins filters can be purchased at the parts counter of any Cummins repair center. Chassis Cab Issues Keith K. Clean your tools and then throw away the oily rag - it can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly. A new O-ring should be supplied with your new replacement fuel filter. Comfortable interior and quiet for a truck. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Pour the old oil into jugs and drain the filter into a jug.