Tech Thread Spotlight: Common problems in the 3rd gen Ram

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While the Dodge Ram is easily one of the best trucks sold on the market both in new and used form, the Ram is no more immune to problems than any other truck out there.  These common problems might be nothing to worry about or they could be a reason to avoid buying the truck in question altogether and when you are buying a used Ram, knowing what those common problems could be empowers the buyer to make a more informed decision.

Is that noise a common problem that means nothing or is that noise going to cost you a fortune a month after buying the Ram?  Is the problem something that you will be able to fix yourself, ignore because it means nothing or will you need to drop big cash on a dealership visit?  Thanks to our resident Ram guru dirtydog, we have a full list of the most common issues experienced with the 3rd generation Dodge Ram that ran from 2002 through 2008.  From the sound made by the MDS when it is working properly to the annoying “tick” emitted by the 5.7L Hemi V8 – this thread addresses those common issues that nearly every 3g Ram owner deals with on a daily basis.

If you are in the market for a used Ram from the 2002-2008 era, this thread explains all of the most common issues to watch for or ignore in your shopping travels.  Click here for a closer look!

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