The engine would not turn over. Also like the steering wheel control radio and cruise. Within one minute of stopping I heard a loud sissssss and then the heater core blew part dumping all the antifreeze from my entire cooling system onto my girlfriends feet, flooding my interior. It produces 30% less pollution, and makes less noise, with less vibration. They should have never placed a 4. In 2010 another valve spring failed at 100,000 miles.
It has made numerous long distances trips to mountains and coast, hauled loads, and gone off road and it's still very solid. It's a shame dodge treated us this way and please if anybody filed a lawsuit call me or email me please Mrs. I check the oil it was fine, stated the truck back up gauge was fine. One thing to keep in mind is that the little 4. I thought, initially, that these trucks are extremely reliable! They switched the system several times new radiator and all. I talked to a dodge service manager and he said if you change your oil every 3000 you shouldnt have a prob with oil sludge. I had copies of all my receipts.
The latest is an 02 with a 4. Although engine failure in the Dodge 4. I was also told the original style thermostat is not easy to get and the new doesnt seem to fit right. It feels like the linkage is disconnected or gone. The only hard feel is when I go over a speed bump, but I do not feel every little bump in the road. I would appreciate any comments about: 1. And I'm pretty good about maintenance.
Breathing features include a new tuned-length runner intake manifold, free-flowing intake and exhaust ports and fast-burn combustion chambers. The lifters in the engine would not ome back up, and there was several other factors. Only cause people dont change their oil until its way to late. Now if it just got at least 20 mpg. .
If that sounds small, remember that a medium sized Holley 4-barrel has typically bores of 1. I change the oil in my 4. Know a friend with V6 and regrets it shifting so much tranny strain My 4. Rome 903 280-0876 or laqesiarone yahoo. The fit and finish is surprisingly good and even when I take the truck up very rough gravel roads it rarely has a rattle.
Maybe thats why my temp drops after punching it around a sharp right turn. I never had a prob with my4. I called Hendrick Dodge on five different occasions trying to speak to or set an appointment with Dale Campo the Service Department General Manager, without any luck. On the 2003 Dodge Ram V6 and V8 models there seems to be a serious problem that hits these engines at mid-life, say around or above 50,000 miles. The normal things that you do to a vehicle. . What upset me the most other then spending that much money is I kept this truck near mint, did all preventative maintenance, and never beat on this vehicle.
. I was driving at about 55 mph, engine suddenly sounded really rough, shut off, I pulled off the road. The small bore helped reduce overall length of the engine. Yes Review Date: 3rd December, 2005 Faults: I had one of the fog lamp bulbs replaced, the dealer replaced it since it was still under warranty. I'd still rather have my red one, but wouldn't mind having the Hemi in that one. I now have 250,000 miles on the truck.
I have never had a problem with the engine, and would highly recommend it to anyone considering one. What a way to start the holidays. Decent power but averaged about 12 mpg. I could find no warning in the owners manual about it. Regular 87 fuel is recommended. Proper maintenance would eleminate it in any case. .
. But these engines have a hot spot on the heads under normal operating conditions. Its appearance, performance, and reliabily are a step beyond those offered by other manufacturers in the mid-size class for its era. A diagnostic of the radiator, thermostat, water pump and gauge should pinpoint the problem. Long story short I would tell everyone to stay clear of any 2003 4. Truck has a V6 in it and although I thought about buying a V8, thought it would be a little better on fuel than the V8. You have to buy the whole dang crankshaft!!!! Fuel economy is 7% better with the new four-speed automatic.
If you want a real pickup, get this one. Truck never lost oil pressure, temperature never rose above normal. Lots of miles, and good luck with it though not good mileage. . In fact, the spec for the 95th percentile customer is 150,000 mile useful life. Check Mobil's website for more information.