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Old 05-26-2018, 07:15 AM
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I'm new here, though I'm not new to Dodge trucks having owned a '98 Dadota V-6 and currently own a '01 Dakota with a 4.7.

I read the sticky here on known issues of this generation of Ram, and I didn't see anything mentioned about electrical gremlins. But, I'm looking at a '06 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT with the 3.7 V-6 with automatic. I have been told there are some major electrical issues with that era of Ram, i.e. headlights hi/lo problems, wipers, etc. I did a google search and it seems the most common problems are with the TIPM.

Anyways, anyone have any comments or experiences with electrical problems on '06 Ram 1500s? Thanks.

Oh, and this is another unrelated question. From what I read the '06 Rams with automatics came standard with the 3:55 axle ratio. How well will a '06 Ram 1500 with the 3.7 automatic tow if it does have the standard axle ratios? I have a 12 foot single axle trailer and will tow a Farmall Cub that will probably weigh in at around 2000 to 2500 lbs. after wheel weights, etc.
 

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check your build sheet, if it has a tow package then the gearing is probably 3.92
 
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:19 AM
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I'm assuming the thing on the right (passenger) side is the transmission cooler.
 
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:04 PM
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I also found a 2004 Dodge Ram SLT 1500, that has a V-8, 2WD and 5 speed. Axle ratio is 3.55:1. I'm assuming it's a 4.7. It doesn't appear to have a tow package on it. How well will it tow a 12 foot single axle trailer with a Farmall Cub weighing approximately 2000 to 2500 lbs?
 
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It should be able to manage that without trouble.
 
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