Modern trucks require a lot less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, however they still require fluid changes, inspections, and also adjustments. You no much longer need to do a tune-up eincredibly six months or readjust the oil eextremely three months, however regular organization and check-ups are still necessary to your vehicle’s longevity. What adheres to is our quick referral guide for the third contemporary generation Dodge Ram pickup truck the 2002-2008 Ram 1500. 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 models are likewise contains, yet their development lagged a year behind, so little bit indevelopment on the previous generation 2002 3/4 and also 1-ton trucks is below. This overview will certainly cover two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, gas V6, V8 and also V10 engines, and also the Cummins turbo-diesel.

Most of these recommended program maintenance tasks you have the right to do yourself at house for virtually no money, as lengthy as you have a couple of easy devices and the moment to invest.


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Oil Change

Engine Oil Type 5W-30 (3.7L V6, 4.7L V8, 2002-2004 5.7L V8) 5W-20 (2005-2008 5.7L V8) 10W-30 (5.9L V8, 8.0L V10) 15W-40 or synthetic 5W-40 CI-4/SL (Cummins diesel)Engine Oil Capacity 5.0 quarts (3.7L V6, 5.9L V8) 6.0 quarts (4.7L V8) 7.0 quarts (5.7L V8, 8.0L V10) 11 quarts (5.9L Cummins diesel) 11.4 quarts (6.7L Cummins diesel)Oil Drain Plug Torque 25 ft-lbs(gasoline engines) 25 ft-lbs (2002-2003 diesel engines) 37 ft-lbs (2004-2008 diesel engines)

Transmission Fluid Change

Transmission Fluid Type Mopar ATF+4 (all automatics) Mopar Manual Trans Lube (NV3500/NV5600 manual) Mopar Synthetic 75W-85 Trans Lube (NV4500 manual) Mopar ATF+4 (G238/G56 manual)Transmission Fluid Capacity 5.5 quarts (2WD 45RFE/545RFE/68RFE auto) (via filter/fluid change) 6.5 quarts (4WD 45RFE/545RFE/68RFE auto) 4 quarts (46RE/47RE/48RE auto) 2.1/2.4 quarts (NV3500 2WD/4WD manual) 4 quarts (NV4500 manual) 4.8 quarts (NV5600 manual) 6 quarts (G56 manual)Transmission Fluid Capacity 14.5-16.5 quarts (2WD 45RFE/545RFE/68RFE auto)(full consisting of converter) 15.5-17 quarts (4WD 45RFE/545RFE/68RFE auto) 9-10 quarts (46RE auto) 14.5-16.5 quarts (47RE/48RE auto)Transmission Drain Plug Torque 14-20 ft-lbs (NV3500 manual) 25-25 ft-lbs (NV4500 manual) 22 ft-lbs (NV5600 manual) 42 ft-lbs (G56 manual)Transmission Pan Bolts Torque 105 in-lbs (45RFE/545RFE/68RFE) 125 in-lbs (46RE/47RE/48RE)

Transfer Case Fluid Change

Transfer Case Fluid Type Mopar ATF+4 Transfer Case Capacity 2.3 quarts (NV241) 3.25 quarts (NV241 HD) 1.7 quarts (NV241 GENII/NV243 GENII/NV244 GENII) 2 quarts (NV271/NV273)Transfer Case Drain Plug Torque 15-25 ft-lbs

Differential Oil Change

Differential Oil Type 75W-90 GL-5 equipment oil (all front 4WD) 75W-90 GL-5 equipment oil (rear 2002 Ram 1500/2500/3500) -plus 5/6 oz Mopar lsd additive (Model 60 axle 2WD/4WD) -plus 7/8 oz Mopar lsd additive (Model 70 axle 2WD/4WD) -plus 7/10 oz Mopar lsd additive (Model 80 axle 2WD/4WD) 75W-140 Synthetic GL-5 lube (rear 2003-2008 Ram 1500) -plus 4 oz Mopar limited slip additive (Ram 1500 via LSD) 75W-90 Synthetic GL-5 lube (rear 2003-2008 Ram 2500/3500)Differential Oil Capacity 1.75 quarts (front 2002-2008 Ram 1500) 2.37 quarts (front 2003-2008 Ram 2500/3500) 2.45 quarts (rear 2002-2008 Ram 1500) 2.65 quarts (rear Ram 2500/3500 10.5" axle) 3.81 quarts (rear Ram 2500/3500 11.5" axle)Differential Cover Bolts Torque 32 ft-lbs

Cooling System Flush and Fill

Coolant Type Mopar 5yr/100k mile Formula coolant via H.O.A.T. (Hybrid Organic Additive Tech) blended 50/50 with water Cooling System Capacity 16.2-17 quarts (3.7L V6, 4.7L V8) 16.3-18.7 quarts (5.9L V8) 24.2-26 quarts (8.0L V10) 24-28 quarts (5.9L diesel) 22.6 quarts (6.7L diesel)

Other Miscellaneous Fluid Types

Power Steering Fluid Mopar ATF+4Brake Fluid DOT 3 brake fluid

Other Miscellaneous Torque Specs

Wheel Lug Nuts 135 ft-lbs (2002-2004 Ram 1500/2500) 145 ft-lbs (2002-2004 Ram 3500) 95 ft-lbs (2005-2008 Ram 1500) 145 ft-lbs (2005-2008 Ram 2500) 155 ft-lbs (2005-2008 Ram 3500)Brake Caliper Bolts 24 ft-lbs (front Ram 1500/2500/3500) 132 in-lbs (rear 2002-2004 Ram 1500, 2003-2004 Ram 2500/3500) 22 ft-lbs (rear 2005-2008 Ram 1500/2500/3500)Caliper Bracket Bolts 130 ft-lbs (front 2002-2008 Ram 1500)(front) 210 ft-lbs (front 2002-2004 Ram 2500/3500) 250 ft-lbs (front 2005-2008 Ram 2500/3500)(rear) 100 ft-lbs (rear 2002-2008 Ram 1500) 145 ft-lbs (rear 2002-2008 Ram 2500/3500)