Criterion Dodge Ram 1500 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ford F-150 Base engine power 215 200 202 Base engine torque 235 260 252 Middle engine power 240 270 4. Sterling, who worked with Dodge in development, had their own version, called the Sterling Bullet with a unique grille. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models are available. High-efficiency halogen head lights, trailer tow outside mirrors, and a structural rear bumper round out the list of exterior features. It includes the weight of passengers, cargo and fuel in the truck and cargo in the trailer. Rocker pivot supports and valve guides are cast integral with the heads.
Bluetooth U Connect was now available as an option, and a front facelift was given to all Ram models. This was the last year before some major changes Hemi. No major repairs at all yet. It was synchronized in all gears Gear Ratios : 1st 4. At least the brake release was in a sensible location, right where generations of buyers have grown used to it. Was kinda iffy buying a dodge but let me tell you.
The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Ram 1500 is located and how to add coolant. I have 250,000 miles on it and it still runs great. Only rust is where it was in a wreck at 7,000 miles. . The lack of power memory is especially strange given the clever customization feature offered by the trip computer, which allows you to set your preferences for door locking and other features.
Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Could be anything from a crack in a vaccuum line to a faulty purge solenoid. We feel that the cruise control should have been placed on a stalk, because people without oversized hands will find it hard to operate the wheel-mounted cruise. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Dodges, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. It seems to be roughly on par with the Silverado. Four wheel drive: Same as two wheel drive, except torsion bars used instead of coil springs in front. The piston pin is pressed into the connecting rod.
Fortunately, it also improved such areas as interior volume, steering and creature comforts, and put four full-size doors on the Quad Cab edition. Direct comparisons are difficult as the axles are made with completely different metallurgy. Both trucks came equipped with the same version of the Cummins 6. For 2006, the steering wheel design was changed to one from the Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango. The rear gate lifts easier than the Silverado's, and the cargo light seems to be more effective.
The seems to handle bumps better, though the Ram admittedly does a good job of smoothing out moderately rough surfaces. The 2002-2003 Dodge Ram - 1500, 2500, and 3500 Specifications The was available in regular cab and Quad Cab styles. They had hydraulic control, with electronically controlled governor overdrive, overdrive lockout and converter clutch. The truck didn't seem to lose control, but it can be disconcerting for the driver and passengers, and rough roads can be a problem. Gear Ratios : 1st 3.
This body style drew heavily from the previous generation. Safety and Security The Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck features standard safety measures such as adjustable front head restraints, and enhanced interior head impact protection. It produced 350 hp 260 kW and 650 lb·ft 881 N·m. Handling is a mixed bag, better than the previous generation, but prone to tire squealing on initial acceleration and around sharp turns. We expect the 360 or, as it's now called, the 5. The upgraded base V6 engine, with an additional 40 horsepower and slightly better gas mileage, is smoother and quieter than past models, and comes with a five-speed automatic.
Another clever feature is storage room under the rear seats; yet another, the best-in-class-beyond-all-doubt ratcheting cup holders which, like their cousins in minivans, can hold large or small containers tightly. Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. This new Hemi still delivered 345 hp 257 kW and 375 lb·ft 508 N·m. While slightly more refined than its predecessor, the changes are evolutionary, and some of the best differences weren't available on our test vehicle. Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 is pretty easy. This is the toughest truck I have ever owned.