Start the engine and check the filter gasket closely for leaks. As a start, the company offers a 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on all of its powertrains. All engines include a 6-speed automatic transmission, although a 6-speed manual transmission is. Ram's patented Ram Box can be equipped in several trims, adding a secure storage system in the sides of the bed. Use the screwdriver to loosen the band clamps on both ends of the intake hose, then remove the hose and set it aside. Proper torque for 1989-1993 models is 60 ft-lb. The biggest changes come underneath, in the mechanicals that make them so tough.
Install the new filter on the engine. With diesel model's 10-percent gain in fuel efficiency, as well as other maintenance-related improvements, running costs should be down versus these trucks' predecessors. Two different Uconnect systems with the 8. With diesel model's 10-percent gain in fuel efficiency, as well as other maintenance-related improvements, running costs should be down versus these trucks' predecessors. There have been documented failures of Fram and Wix filters. Leaf-sprung 3500 dually trucks with maximum tow packages also feature the air suspension system in conjunction with the rear leaf springs.
Set the filter aside to be drained. In 4-wheel-drive models, a front-axle disconnect system can help improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg. The 2500s also benefit from a new front and rear suspension, with their rear leaf springs. Front suspension is now courtesy of a 3-link system. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. The trucks feature a restyled interior as well as a slightly updated exterior. Each truck also has extended maintenance cycles for fuel filters and oil changes, including a 15,000-mile interval on the Cummins diesel.
High-pressure common-rail fuel injection helps aid refinement and clean up emissions and the Cummins is B20 biodiesel-blend compatible. Grease the front suspension and steering components and adjust the rear brakes. You will need to be turning the filter clockwise as looking down from the top of the engine. The killer dowel pin is now famous for causing expensive engine damage, but Cummins reports that far more engines have been heavily damaged by the foil that is used to seal oil jugs. The result is best-in-class towing and payload ratings for the 3500 up to 30,000 lb and 7,320 lb, respectively , and best-in-class towing for the 2500 -- up to 17,940 lb. All engines include a 6-speed automatic transmission, although a 6-speed manual transmission is offered with the diesel engine.
Wood and metal inlays accent the interior and a largest-in-class 8. Ram Heavy-Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups are redesigned for 2014. The Ram 3500 utilizes a Hotchkiss leaf-spring rear suspension, while 2500s have replaced leaf springs with a 5-link coil spring setup. The biggest changes come underneath, in the mechanicals that make them so tough. If this is difficult, use the strap wrench to finish tightening the filter. Do not permanently bend, dent, or distort the filter can while tightening the filter - the body may stress crack at the bend and dump your oil.
Ram 2500 trucks benefit from a larger rear axle, 11. Model value: Ram 2500 models are intended for the most extreme personal-towing needs, while the 3500 models are aimed at heavy commercial use by ranchers or construction crews. Proper torque for 1994-2001 models is 44 ft-lb. Ram 2500 models are intended for the most extreme personal-towing needs, while the 3500 models are aimed at heavy commercial use by ranchers or construction crews. Clean any spilled oil from the engine with a rag. Rear axles on the 2500 have been increased from 10.
Make sure that the old rubber gasket is still on the filter. Make sure the strap is gripping the top of the filter and use the wrench position shown. Now unscrew and remove the filter. Replace the air intake hose and tighten the band clamps. Diesel Rams employ a Ram Active Air intake system that draws more cool air from the front of the truck for more power in hot temperatures or at high altitude. Let the oil drain while you go to the engine top.
Optional suspension upgrades include rear heavy-duty air suspension in place of the coil springs to assist with load leveling. Ram's 2500 trucks all receive the stronger frames introduced last year in the 3500s. See for additional details about the proper wrench position. Available pleasantries include soft-touch instrument panels and door trim, 2-tone upholstery and contrasting stitching. Top Laramie models offer impressive luxury and convenience, including a power-sliding rear window, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone temperature control, an overhead console, a universal garage-door opener, and special in-floor storage. These can be configured with either 2- or 4-wheel drive, 2-door Regular-cab, 4-door Crew-cab or 4-door Mega cabs.