Most reviewers didn't drive a Ram with this engine, but advise consumers to skip it. But the lateral stability—a traditional compromise with coil springs—was downright eyebrow raising. The vehicle was not repaired. Convenience The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram Crew 1500 features an available first-in-segment RamBox cargo management system that provides weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage compartments integrated into both fender sides for effortless access and convenience. The active intake system feeds filtered air to long intake runners when low-end torque is needed and automatically switches to short runners as the revs climb.
It's worth noting 89-octane fuel is recommended. Craftsmanship In addition to the exterior, the all-new interior of the 2009 Dodge Ram stands out with a renewed emphasis on craftsmanship expressed in premium interior appointments including six-ring instrumentation, redesigned controls, chrome accents, premium seating with improved bolsters and two-tone upholstery. The mechanic has order the lifters and parts to repair the engine and found a backlog of orders for the same parts. Although a few professional reviewers have hinted that a Cummins diesel is in the works for the 2010 Ram 1500, many are wondering why Dodge seems a bit obstinate in not keeping pace with G. The Dodge Ram 1500 pickup has long been Chrysler's best-selling vehicle. The large 4-inch exhaust tips are frenched into the rear bumper for a cleaner look. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
A benefit of being conceived during what may turn out to be the last great era of full-size truck development, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 carries just about every conceivable road-going feature in the Chrysler toy box. The bottom line for owners, a few of whom have switched from G. The under-floor second-row Crew Cab storage bins are useful, as are the optional Ram Box in-fender weather-proof and lockable storage areas. Chrysler will notify owners of the new recall options in a letter expected to be mailed on August 31, 2015. And all Hemis are backed by a five speed automatic.
However, it conveys a wealth of useful information, including engine-operation hours. Standard on 2009 Dodge Ram two-wheel-drive regular cab and Quad Cab® models was a 3. Fortunately I was not in that required situation at the time of the breakdown. Much of the credit goes to the rear suspension that uses smoother-riding coil springs instead of harsher-riding leaf springs. Thus equipped, it accelerates forcefully and pulls race or boat trailers easily. Additionally, the five-speed automatic allows for an optional floor-mounted automatic shifter.
While that's fairly powerful, this engine's gas mileage leads many reviewers to recommend the third engine; a 5. The manual transmission has been dropped, according to a Chrysler representative. At the same time, gas mileage increased by nearly 5%. I towed the truck to a mechanic and found that the 5th cylinder lifter had froze up and carved a groove into the cam. . In the rear, Dodge engineers chose a five-link system to keep the solid rear axle and coil springs centered under the truck.
Dodge will unveil a more fuel-efficient hybrid Ram next year and a light-duty diesel after that. An optional helical-gear limited-slip rear axle instantly divided torque between the rear wheels in proportion to the traction available to each wheel. The result was a near accident with a large truck as power loss occured while passing on the highway. The rear axle was constructed of stronger materials for added durability, yet weighed only 15 pounds more. My fuel pump won't shut off even when the truck is off causing a dead battery.
But is class-leading power and a new suspension enough to lure more half-ton shoppers to Dodge's lots? The middle engine is a 4. Storage cubbies and slots abound, including two hidden six-pack floor doors at the rear passenger's feet in Quad Cab and Crew Cab models. The Cummins diesel would meet 50-state emissions standards for 2010. In other words, there was too much hard plastic. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. The steering is quick but rather numb and not quite as full of feedback as the chassis really deserves.
The 2009 Dodge Ram's tailgate features a standard assist feature that reduces the effort needed to raise and close the tailgate. The 2009 restyle of the Dodge Ram 1500 has been a huge upgrade in nearly all areas, but perhaps most noticeably in terms of interior comfort. The Crew Cab increases Regular Cab legroom by six inches and adds in-floor storage compartments too. By that measure, the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 certainly makes the cut, as its available features rival or outclass pretty much all of the competition. And in case the 390 horsepower Hemi isn't enough, 6. The 2009 Ram was noticeably more stable than its leaf-sprung competitors. And it's a segment exclusive.
If you think things are tough at right now, imagine what it's like for the guys. That's big news, as is the 390 horsepower rating of the revised 5. It needed to be bolder, especially with the new F-150 hot on its trail. At the same time, gas mileage increased by nearly 5%. There are hundreds of cases on online owner forums that present similarly.
I've spent a few thousand to try to get this fixed just to learn it's the tipm. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph with ease, even with a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch. Our test unit weighed only 4779 pounds, which gives it a strong power-to-weight ratio of 12. I have replaced my fuel pump twice to find out I have a bad tipm. The active intake system feeds filtered air to long intake runners when low-end torque is needed and automatically switches to short runners as the revs climb. The new semi-floating rear axle and springs have been noted by a few reviewers to be a tad jittery on bumpy surfaces and have a noticeable tendency to jump around on the highway when empty. Remedy On November 7, 2013 Chrysler notified owners that dealers would install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge.