Refer to Group 7 - Cooling System for the procedures. If the vehicle is not equipped with air conditioning, go to Step 6. Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector from the park brake switch on the park brake mechanism. Remove the steering column from the vehicle, but do not remove the driver side airbag module, the steering wheel, or the switches from the steering column. The larger V-8 engine found in the Dodge Ram is 5. . Remove the five screws that secure the top of the instrument panel to the top of the dash panel, removing the center screw last.
When paired with a four-speed transmission, 8. Stay 60 mph and bel … ow. Tighten your fuel cap and be happy that it isn't a real problem!. The Ram series is a full-size pickup truck sold by Dodge. Install plugs in, or tape over all of the opened refrigerant line fittings. Check fluid level and add fluid as needed. A piece of heater hose should fix it.
Disconnect the driver side airbag module wire harness connector from the instrument panel wire harness at the instrument panel lower reinforcement. New spark plugs and air filter. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. Straight pipe exhaust or no baffle muffler like extreme series cherry bomb muffler to eliminate back pressure. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened heater core tubes. If the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Change oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles. For the cooling system, the initial fill capacity is 15. The hook should support the instrument panel in its rolled down position about 46 cm 18 inches from the dash panel. Disconnect the three wire harness connectors one from the body wire harness, and two from the headlamp and dash wire harness from the three junction block connector receptacles located closest to the dash panel. Some things you can do are:.
From under the driver side of the instrument panel, perform the following:. If the vehicle is equipped with the Infinity sound system option, disconnect the Infinity wire harness connector from the instrument panel wire harness connector that is secured to the outboard side of the instrument panel bulkhead connector. My best guess would be the 90 degree elbow in the line connecting to the purge solenoid. From the under the passenger side of the instrument panel, disconnect the two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector. Remove the trim from the left and right cowl side inner panels. As of 2010, Ram offers its own brand with the 1500 model. With the aid of an assistant, remove the temporary hook and lift the instrument panel assembly off of the roll-down bracket screws and remove it from the vehicle.
Take your end gate off and put a net on. Remove the screw from the center of the headlamp and dash to instrument panel bulkhead wire harness connector and disconnect the connector. This V-8 requires requires 7 qts. Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel. But, if that doesn't solve the problem you may want to seek a competent local mechanic to run a smoke test looking for leaks in the evap system. Drive normal and don't abuse it.
Correct air pressure in all 4 tires. Disengage the park brake release handle linkage rod from the park brake mechanism on the left cowl side inner panel. Loosen the right and left instrument panel cowl side roll-down bracket screws about 13 mm 0. Install plugs in, or tape over all of the opened refrigerant line fittings. The 1500 model provides three engine choices; the fluid capacities vary accordingly. Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector from the stop lamp switch.
After refill check oil level. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes. If the vehicle is so equipped, disconnect the overdrive lockout switch wire harness connector from the instrument panel wire harness near the instrument panel lower reinforcement. Be certain that the steering wheel is locked and secured from rotation to prevent the loss of clockspring centering. Roll down the instrument panel and install a temporary hook in the center hole on top of the instrument panel.