A full roof inner panel contributed to roof strength and overall cab stiffness. Over all i'm very happy with my truck and i plan on doing a lot of work to it. Sixteen-inch center-pilot wheels were standard on all Ram pickup models; they provided better balance and less run-out than unpiloted wheels. A rubber isolated easy-slide double-D coupling between the steering column and steering gear quietly and snugly allowed for small amounts of relative motion between frame and cab. New snap-on fittings improved the reliability and durability of transmission cooler line connections and were easier to remove and reconnect. Turning circles ranged from 40.
This let the back fold and the cushion slide forward in one motion. A clear acrylic ram's head medallion was molded into the back surface of the grille and painted silver. I deep vacuum for leak purposes but then reduce it to the 5hg which is the recommended vacuum ofr Industrial 12A. The cup holder was high in the panel and close to the driver for easy access without looking away from the road. This is the last model year and beginning in 2002 they freshened design slightly but still the truck looks much the same.
Varying requirements are met with different core thicknesses; the face area was kept the same. The steering and suspension systems offered two years of showroom-appearance protection and life-of-vehicle functional protection against corrosion-related failures. They expanded when heated in the paint oven to block these noise transmission noise paths. Rocker pivot supports and valve guides are cast integral with the heads. Linkage geometry made the handle easy and convenient to pull out. Check the oil level at the dipstick with the vehicle sit … ting on a level surface and after the engine has been shut down for at least 15 minutes. The clear-coat paint system was refined to increase its resistance to airborne chemicals.
It was a shrewd move, too;… In the market for a new truck or full-size van? The windshield was adhesive-bonded and flush with the surrounding sheet metal for low wind noise; a narrow black plastic molding covered the exposed edges of the glass. Diesels went up to 245 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque with a new six-speed manual transmission, or, with the four-speed automatic and five-speed manual, 235 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Ram pickup sliding rear window used solar control glass. The 40% sections were independently adjustable and had manual recliners. Dual batteries were standard with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine; these lasted longer and were easier to recharge than the single battery used previously, and made it possible to use a smaller, lighter starter.
In this sunny state, you can expect the exterior paint to become sunburned. I'd sell it but with gas prices so high nobody will give you anything for it. Bushing-type variable rate front engine mounts were tuned to use the engine mass as a dynamic damper for ride motions. Of course the back seat's just a little bit crowded legroom wise. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Ram 1500. When I come out of the curve it starts to read again. The housing had shielded vent tubes at the top and bottom, which permitted moisture to escape but prevented the entry of rain or road splash.
Cooling systems Cross-flow aluminum radiators with plastic end tanks cooled all Ram pickup V -6 and V-8 engines; the lightweight aluminum radiators were unique among full-size pickup trucks. The Dodge has no problem towing and going through the mud or snow if its not to deep. Round horn buttons were located on the steering wheel spokes for easy access. Door check mechanisms was known for effectiveness but also for high cost and weight; on the Ram pickup, it was packaged within the upper hinge, reducing both weight and cost. This allowed faster cooling in hot weather.
The cab is very well laid out and unlike the domestic pickups from Chevy and Ford, the fold up center console is a real usable desk. There was no reason for clay models. The steering wheel size, position and angle were determined using human factors engineering. Most Dodges have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. When a transmission warning light on any vehicle turns on, it canmean a few things that will spell trouble if not checked rightaway. She carried me all over The South and northward to New England.
The bumper had a one-piece stamped steel face with an integrated reinforcement tube. Spring deflection and lateral twist are especially hard to predict, due to various loading. I did have to start replacing parts over the last year, but every part being replaced was a factory part. Be very careful and do not add oil to the wrong place. We immediately changed oil and it happened again and had to get towed home.
If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. After a midyear 1998 change, the engine used high-pressure electronically-controlled direct injection with four valves per cylinder. The inside door handle pivoted upward and inward at an angle that follows natural elbow movement for comfort and convenience. An optional two-element cargo lamp was combined with the center, high-mounted stop light, recessed into the back of the cab above the rear window. The Ram offered optional four-wheel antilock disk brakes as well, on 1500 and 2500 models with both rear wheel drive and four wheel rive; these used separate speed sensors at each front wheel as well as the single rear sensor. When the piston warms to operating temperature, expansion forces the the pin bosses away from each other, causing the piston to assume a more nearly round shape. That I got with my 5.