Chrysler 2011 Ram 3500 Specifications

2011
OWNER’ S MANUAL
Ram Truck
DIESEL
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 A Message From Chrysler Group LLC . . . . . . . . . 4
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INTRODUCTION
NOTE: Some aftermarket products may cause severe
engine/transmission and/or exhaust system damage.
Your vehicle’s Powertrain Control Systems can detect
and store information about vehicle modifications that
increase horsepower and torque output such as whether
or not performance-enhancing powertrain components,
commonly referred to as downloaders, power boxes, or
Almost 100% of the heavy duty trucks in the United
performance chips have been used.
States and Canada are diesel-powered because of the fuel
economy, rugged durability, and high torque which per- This information cannot be erased and will stay in the
mits pulling heavy loads. Cummins威 engines power well system’s memory even if the modification is removed.
over half of these trucks. Now this same technology and This information can be retrieved by Chrysler Group
proven performance is yours in your truck equipped LLC, and service and repair facilities, when servicing
your vehicle. This information may be used to determine
with the Cummins威 turbocharged diesel engine.
if repair will be covered by warranty.
You may find that some of the starting, operating, and
maintenance procedures are different. However, they are There is a probability that the use of a “performance
simple to follow and careful adherence to them will chip” will prohibit the engine from starting. In this
ensure that you take full advantage of the features of this instance, the vehicle will need to be serviced by a
authorized dealer in order to return the vehicle to it’s
engine.
factory settings.
A MESSAGE FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Chrysler Group LLC and Cummins威 welcome you as a
Cummins威 turbocharged diesel-powered truck owner.
Your diesel truck will sound, feel, drive, and operate
differently from a gasoline-powered truck. It is important
that you read and understand this manual.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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CONTENTS
䡵 Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 6 䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 6
▫ To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 6
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . 6 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 10
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering
wheel lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the key fob. If the steering wheel is moved approximately a half turn in either direction and the key fob is
not in the ignition switch, the steering wheel will lock.
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
With the engine running, turn the steering wheel upside
down, turn off the engine and remove the key fob. Turn
the steering wheel slightly in either direction until the
lock engages.
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
Insert the key fob into the ignition switch and start the
engine. If the key fob is difficult to turn, move the wheel
slightly to the right or left to disengage the lock.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 328 ft (100 m).
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• The remote start system will wait for the “Wait To Start
Light” to extinguish before cranking the engine. This
allows time for the intake heater to pre-heat the
incoming air, and is normal operation in cold weather.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center/EVIC
Warning Lights” in “Understanding Your Instrument
NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage
Panel” for further information on and “Wait To Start
the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to
Light” and pre-heat cycle.
disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage
the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
• Fuel meets minimum requirement
• Water In Fuel Indicator Light is not illuminated
• Wait To Start Light is not illuminated
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
Remote Start Abort Message on Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) – If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar
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• Remote Start Aborted - Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted - Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted - System Fault
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn
will chirp twice (if programmed). In cold ambient temperature conditions, the diesel vehicle may
delay crank up to 30 seconds for the glow plugs or grid
heater. Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run
for 15 minutes.
NOTE:
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the
Vehicle
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
Start request.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm System
(if equipped). Insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch
and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.
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Remote Start Comfort Systems – If Equipped
When remote start is activated, the heated steering
wheel, and driver heated seat features will automatically
turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the
remote start is activated. These features will stay on
through the duration of remote start or until the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position.
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
in order to drive the vehicle.
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Electronic Vehicle Information
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Center (EVIC). For more information on Remote Start
Information Center (EVIC), the message “Insert Key/
Comfort System operation refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Turn To On” will flash in the EVIC until you insert the
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Key Fob into the ignition swich. Once inserted, the
Features (System Setup)” in “Understanding Your Instrumessage “Turn To On” will flash in the EVIC until you
ment Panel”.
turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
The Cummins威 turbocharged diesel engine does not
require a break-in period due to its construction. Normal
operation is allowed, providing the following recommendations are followed:
• Warm up the engine before placing it under load.
NOTE: Light duty operation such as light trailer towing
or no load operation will extend the time before the
engine is at full efficiency. Reduced fuel economy and
power may be seen at this time.
For additional vehicle break-in requirements, refer to
“Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” of the
Owners Manual.
• Do not operate the engine at idle for prolonged
Because of the construction of the Cummins威 turboperiods.
charged diesel engine, engine run-in is enhanced by
• Use the appropriate transmission gear to prevent
loaded operating conditions which allow the engine
engine lugging.
parts to achieve final finish and fit during the first
• Observe vehicle oil pressure and temperature indica- 6,000 miles (10 000 km).
tors.
• Check the coolant and oil levels frequently.
• Vary throttle position at highway speeds when carrying or towing significant weight.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Cluster
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䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . 22
▫ EVIC Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Vehicle Information (Customer Information
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Compass / Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Customer-Programmable Features (System
Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
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3. Fuel Gauge
Shows level of fuel in tank when ignition switch is in the
ON position.
1. Tachometer
The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per
minute.
4. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperaCAUTION!
ture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer
pointer at high RPM for extended periods. Engine The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
damage may occur.
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
2. Turn Signal Indicator Light
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
WARNING!
when the turn signal lever is operated.
NOTE:
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if your vehicle overheats.
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7. 4WD Indicator Light – If Equipped
5. Speedometer
The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
This light indicates the vehicle is in four-wheel
drive and 4LOCK. 4WD allows all four wheels
hour and/or kilometers per hour (MPH/km/h).
to receive torque from the engine simultane6. 4LOW Indicator Light – If Equipped
ously.
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and 8. TOW/HAUL Indicator Light – If Equipped
The TOW HAUL button is located on the
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
center stack switch bank. This light will illuminate when TOW HAUL mode is selected
rotate at the same speed. Low range provides a greater
gear reduction ratio to provide increased torque at the
wheels.
9. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator
Light/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light –
For vehicles equipped with a premium cluster this indiIf Equipped
cator will display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
If the Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/
Center (EVIC). Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information
Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on
Panel” for further information.
the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. This indicator light starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the Electronic Stability Control
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(ESC) becomes active. The “ESC/TCS Indicator Light”
also flashes when TCS is active. Be sure to adapt your
speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions. If
the “ESC/TCS Indicator Light” is on solid, the ESC
system has been turned off by the driver or a temporary
condition exists that will not allow full ESC function.
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lubrication system malfunction. Immediate service
should be obtained from an authorized dealer.
13. Odometer/Trip Odometer Button
Press this button to toggle between the odometer and the
trip odometer display. Holding the button in resets the
trip odometer reading when in trip mode.
10. Exhaust Brake Indicator Light
14. Odometer/Electronic Vehicle Information Center
This light will illuminate when the exhaust brake has
(EVIC) Display
been turned on.
Odometer
11. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxibeen driven. U.S. federal regulations require that upon
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
until the vehicle is disarmed.
driven. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed
during repair or replacement, be sure to keep a record of
12. Oil Pressure Gauge
The pointer should always indicate some oil pressure the reading before and after the service so that the correct
when the engine is running. A continuous high or low mileage can be determined.
reading under normal driving conditions may indicate a
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The two trip odometers show individual trip mileage. To the normal range if the battery is charged. If the pointer
switch from odometer to trip odometers, press and moves to either extreme left or right and remains there
during normal driving, the electrical system should be
release the TRIP ODOMETER button.
serviced.
To reset a trip odometer, display the desired trip odometer to be reset then push and hold the button for NOTE: The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at
various engine temperatures. This cycling operation is
approximately two seconds until the display resets.
caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold
15. Shift Lever Indicator
heater system. The number of cycles and the length of the
This display indicator shows the transmission shift lever
cycling operation is controlled by the engine control
selection.
module. Post-heat operation can run for several minutes,
and then the electrical system and voltmeter needle will
16. High Beam Indicator Light
This indicator shows that headlights are on high stabilize.
beam. Push the multifunction lever forward to
18. Cargo Light
switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward
The cargo light will illuminate when the cargo
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
light is activated by pressing the cargo light
button on the headlight switch.
17. Voltmeter
When the engine is running, the gauge indicates the
electrical system voltage. The pointer should stay within
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19. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the Anti-Lock Brake System reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS). In this case, the light will remain on until
the condition has been corrected. If the problem is related
to the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when
applying the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be
felt during each stop.
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The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the “Brake Warning Light,” which will turn
on when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light” on
is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have
failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You
could have an accident. Have the vehicle checked
immediately.
the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected
by an authorized dealer.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Vehicles equipped with the ABS, are also equipped with
20. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Warning Light
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
an EBD failure, the “Brake Warning Light” will turn on
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
along with the “ABS Warning Light.” Immediate repair
switch is turned to the ON position and may
to the ABS system is required.
stay on for as long as four seconds.
Operation of the “Brake Warning Light” can be checked
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or turns on while
by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the brake
the ON position. The light should illuminate for approxisystem is not functioning and that service is required.
mately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
However, the conventional brake system will continue to
operate normally if the “Brake Warning Light” is not on.
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As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
21. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light – If
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
Equipped
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
should be checked monthly, when cold and
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those low tire pressure telltale.
tires.)
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
does not turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, have the light inspected by an authorized
dealer.
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
NOTE: The TPMS telltale is also accompanied by a
“Low Tire” message in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) screen. Refer to “Starting and Operating/
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)” in the Owner’s
Manual for further information.
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22. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic (OBDII) system which
monitors the emissions and engine control system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions testing, the light
will come on when the ignition is first turned on and
remain on, as a bulb check, until the engine is started. If
the vehicle is not ready for emissions testing the light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
on for 15 seconds, then blink for 5 seconds, and remain
on until the vehicle is started. If the bulb does not come
on during starting, have the condition investigated
promptly.
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Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability.
23. Airbag Warning Light
This light turns on and remains on for six to
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the light is not on
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need driving, have the system inspected by an authorized
for system service.
dealer as soon as possible.
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26. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
24. Front Fog Light Indicator Light – If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conlights are on.
trol (ESC) is off.
25. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb
check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb (EVIC)
check or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feaunbuckled, the seat belt reminder light will flash or tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
remain on continuously. Refer to ⬙Occupant Restraints/ instrument cluster.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert威)⬙ in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” in the
Owners Manual for further information.
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• Vehicle Info display
• Vehicle information warning message displays
• Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)
• Tire Pressure display – If Equipped
• Compass display
• Outside temperature display
• Trip computer functions
• Distance To Empty (DTE) display
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
NOTE: The compass on your vehicle is self-calibrating,
eliminating the need to manually calibrate the compass.
This system conveniently allows the driver to select a
variety of useful information by pressing the switches
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the
following:
• Audio Modes display
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Steering wheel EVIC control button, as
it appears on the left side of the steering wheel.
Steering wheel EVIC control button as
it appears on the right side of the
steering wheel.
Press and release the UP button to scroll upward through the main menus (DTE, mi/gal,
System Info, Messages, Units, Setup) and sub
menus.
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus, sub menus or to select a
personal setting in the system setup menu.
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menus and sub
menus.
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
previous menu or sub menu.
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EVIC Displays
• Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
• System Setup Unavailable – Vehicle Not in Park
the following messages:
• System Setup Unavailable – Vehicle in Motion
• Door(s) Ajar (icon only)
• Service Air Filter
• Key In Ignition
• Perform Service
• Turn Signal On
• Exhaust Filter XX% Full
• Key Battery Low
• Exhaust Filter Full – Power Reduced See Dealer
• Coolant Low
• Exhaust Service Required – See Dealer Now
• Oil Change Due
• Exhaust System – Regeneration Required Now
• Check Fuel Cap
• Exhaust System – Regeneration In Process
• Oil Temp High Speed May be Limited
• Exhaust System – Regeneration Completed
• Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out
• Low DEF Refill Soon
• Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out
• Refill DEF Engine Will Not Start In XXX Miles
• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out
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• Refill DEF Engine Will Not Start
• Service DEF System See Dealer
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
on.
• Service DEF Syst Engine Will Not Start in XXX Mi See
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
Dealer
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
• Service DEF System Engine Will Not Start See Dealer The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
EVIC Warning Lights
• Door Ajar Indicator Light
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more door may be ajar.
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
• Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting” in If the light remains lit with the engine running your
vehicle, will usually be drivable, however, see an autho“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
• Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
This light will turn on when the electronic
required and you may experience reduced performance,
speed control is ON.
an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle
may require towing.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. This indicator will illuminate and a single
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
Further overheating will cause the indicator to continuously flash and a continuous chime will occur until the
engine is allowed to cool.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
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normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle
service. Refer to “What To Do In Emergencies/If Your or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the
Engine Overheats” in the Owner’s Manual for more light goes off.
information.
• SERV 4WD Warning Light
This light monitors the electric shift 4WD system. If the SERV 4WD warning light stays on or
comes on during driving, it means that the
4WD system is not functioning properly and
that service is required.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur
with severe usage such as trailer towing. It may
also occur when operating the vehicle in a high
torque converter slip condition, such as four-wheel drive
operation (e.g., snow plowing, off-road operation). If this
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the “Transmission Temperature Warning Light” illuminated will eventually
cause severe transmission damage or transmission
failure.
WARNING!
In some circumstances, the “Transmission Temperature Warning Light” under continued operation,
could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact
with hot engine or exhaust components and cause a
fire.
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• Water In Fuel Indicator Light
The “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” will illuminate when there is water detected in the fuel
filter. If this light remains on, DO NOT start the
vehicle before you drain the water from the
fuel filter to prevent engine damage. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures/ Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds
after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
• Wait To Start Light
The “Wait To Start Light” will illuminate when the
ignition is turned to the RUN position and the
intake manifold temperature is below 66°F (19°C). Wait
until the “Wait To Start Light” turns OFF, then start the
vehicle. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
RETURN button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform
the following steps.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not
NOTE: The “Wait To Start Light” may not illuminate if start the engine)
the intake manifold temperature is warm enough.
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2. Fully press the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
and with increased frequency during vehicle operation. It will be accompanied by a single chime. Approximately 6 gallons (23 Liters) of DEF is required to
refill the tank when this message is initially displayed.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
• Refill DEF Engine Will Not Restart In XXX Miles –
start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
This message will continuously display if the “Low
reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
DEF Refill Soon” message is ignored, and the freDiesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Warning Messages –
quency of occurance of the chime will increase unless
Chassis Cab Only
up to 2 gallons (7.5 Liters) of DEF is added to the tank.
Your vehicle will begin displaying warning messages
The engine will not restart if the mileage counter
when the DEF level reaches a driving range of approxireaches zero.
mately 1,000 miles (1 609 km). If the following warning
• Refill DEF Engine Will Not Start – This message will
message sequence is ignored, your vehicle will not start
continuously display when the counter reaches zero,
unless DEF is added.
and will be accompanied by a periodic chime. The
• Low DEF Refill Soon – This message will display
engine will not start after it has been turned off unless
when the low level is reached, during vehicle start up,
up to 2.5 gallons (9.5 Liters) of DEF is added to the
tank.
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NOTE: A minimum of up to 2.5 gallons (9.5 Liters) may • Service DEF System – See Dealer — This message
be required to restart the engine. Although the vehicle
will display when the fault is initially detected, each
will continue to operate while this warning message is
time the vehicle is started, and periodically during
initially displayed, the engine will not restart the next
driving. The message will be accompanied by a single
time the vehicle is shut off.
chime. We recommend you drive to your nearest
authorized dealer and have your vehicle serviced as
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Fault Warning
soon as possible.
Messages – Chassis Cab Only
There are three different messages if the vehicle detects • Service DEF System Engine Will Not Start In
that the DEF system has been filled with a fluid other
400 Miles – See Dealer — This message will display if
than DEF, component failures, or tampering has been
the DEF system has not been serviced after the “Serdetected. The vehicle will not start if the DEF system is
vice DEF System – See Dealer” message is displayed.
not serviced within 500 miles (805 km) of the fault being
This message will continuously display until the miledetected.
age counter reaches zero, and will be accompanied by
a periodic chime. The message will continue to countWhen the DEF system needs to be serviced the following
down until it reaches zero unless the vehicle is serwarnings will display:
viced. We recommend you drive to your nearest
authorized dealer and have your vehicle serviced
immediately.
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• Service DEF System Engine Will Not Start – See
Dealer — This message will continuously display
when the mileage counter reaches zero, and will be
accompanied by a periodic chime. The engine will not
restart after it has been turned off, your vehicle will
require towing, see your authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
When the DTE value is less than 10 miles (16 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display will
NOTE: When this message is displayed, the engine will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
no longer start after it has been turned off.
⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will display.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Trip Functions
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
Press and release the ODOMETER/TRIP ODOMETER
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
button until one of the following Trip Functions displays
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
in the EVIC:
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the RETURN • Trip A
button.
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
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Press the ODOMETER/TRIP ODOMETER button to To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
cycle through all the Trip Computer functions.
displayed. Press and release the ODOMETER/TRIP
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informaODOMETER button once to clear the resettable function
tion.
being displayed. To reset all resettable functions, press
• Trip A
and release the ODOMETER/TRIP ODOMETER button a
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last second time within three seconds of resetting the
reset.
currently-displayed function. (Reset ALL will display
during this three-second window).
• Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last Vehicle Information (Customer Information
Features)
reset.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
• Elapsed Time
Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button.
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
available information displays, then press SELECT to
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
display anyone of the following choices.
or START position.
• DEF Fluid Level – Chassis Cab Only
Displays the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fluid level.
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• Coolant Temp
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
• Trans Temperature
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect
the displayed temperature, therefore temperature
readings are not updated when the vehicle is not
moving.
• During snowplow usage on vehicles equipped with
outside temperature display, the display may show
• Engine Hours
higher temperatures than the outside ambient temDisplays the hours of engine operation.
perature. The higher displayed temperature is due to
blocked or reduced airflow to the underhood ambient
Compass / Temperature Display
temperature sensor caused by the snowplow. In addiThe compass readings indicate the direction
tion, on vehicles equipped with Automatic Temperathe vehicle is facing. Press and release the
ture Control (ATC), it is suggested that the interior
compass button to display one of eight comcabin temperature be manually controlled should the
COMPASS pass readings and the outside temperature.
system not perform as desired while in automatic
Button
mode. Both the outside temperature display and ATC
NOTE:
operation will return to normal when the snowplow is
• The system will display the last known outside temremoved.
perature when starting the vehicle and may need to be
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Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
then press the SELECT button.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows:
1. Turn ON the ignition switch.
3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” is
displayed in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the
EVIC.
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Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading. For the most accurate compass performance, the
compass must be set using the following steps.
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Cell Phones, Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
Compass Variance Map
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
then press the SELECT button.
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3. Press the DOWN button until the “Compass Variance” Use the UP or DOWN button to display one of the
message is displayed in the EVIC, then press the SELECT following choices.
button. The last variance zone number displays in the
Select Language
EVIC.
When in this display you may select one of five lan4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
variance zone is selected, according to the map.
the UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
5. Press and release the RETURN button to exit.
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
Customer-Programmable Features (System
to select English, Spanish (Español), or French (Français).
Setup)
Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
Personal Settings allows you to set and recall features selected language.
when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is
Nav–Turn By Turn
out of PARK or the vehicle begins moving, a warning
When this feature is selected, the navigation system
message SYSTEM SETUP NOT AVAILABLE, is folutilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive
lowed in three seconds by, VEHICLE NOT IN PARK.
route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destinaPress and release the UP or DOWN button until Setup tion is reached. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
displays in the EVIC.
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the feature showing the system has been activated or the Auto Lock Doors
check-mark is removed, showing the system has been When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
deactivated.
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press and release the
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
feature showing the system has been activated, or the
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE and
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). The
deactivated.
system can be enabled with Sound Only, Sound and
Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC. To make your Auto Unlock Doors
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed, PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
showing the system has been deactivated. Refer to “Rear opened. To make your selection, press and release the
Park Assist System” in “Understanding The Features Of SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
Your Vehicle” for system function and operating feature showing the system has been activated, or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
information.
deactivated.
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1st Press RKE
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the RKE transmitter
UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st Press is selected,
you must press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button
twice to unlock the passenger’s doors. When All Doors
1st Press is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the
first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. To
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until “Driver Door 1st Press” or “All Doors 1st
Press” appears.
RKE Linked To Memory
When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings will return to the memory set position
when the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed. If
this feature is not selected then the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings can only return to the memory set
position using the seat mounted switch. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a
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check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed,
showing the system has been deactivated.
Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed, showing the system has been
deactivated.
Horn With Remote Lock
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
This feature may be selected with or without the Flash
Lamps with Lock feature. To make your selection, press
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and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed, showing the
system has been deactivated.
Flash Lamps With Lock
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
with the RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected
with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed, showing the system has been deactivated.
Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until 0, 30, 60, or 90
appears.
Headlamps With Wipers
When this feature is selected and the HEADLIGHT
switch is in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn
on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned
on. The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed,
showing the system has been deactivated.
Wiper Mode – If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
or the check-mark is removed, showing the system has
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been deactivated. When this feature is deactivated, the Tilt Mirror In Reverse
system reverts to the standard intermittent wiper When this feature is selected and the shift lever is placed
in reverse gear, the side mirrors tilt downward to allow
operation.
the driver to see into the previous blind spot and avoid
Easy Exit Seat – If Equipped
objects in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle. To
When this feature is selected it provides automatic driver
make your selection, press and release the SELECT
seat positioning to enhance driver mobility when enterbutton until a check-mark appears next to the feature
ing and exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark apis removed, showing the system has been deactivated.
pears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed, showing the Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
system has been deactivated.
switches, radio, hands-free system (if equipped), DVD
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening a vehicle
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
door will cancel this feature. To make your selection,
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
press and release the SELECT button until Off, 45 sec.,
5 min., or 10 min. appears.
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Illuminated Approach
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT button until “OFF,”
“30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
Display Units of Measure In
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until ENGLISH or METRIC
appears.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – If Equipped
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
Operating” for system function and operating information. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed, showing the system has been
deactivated.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ Starting Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 46
䡵 Normal Operation – Diesel Engine . . . . . . . . . . 51
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . 46
▫ Cold Weather Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
▫ Extreme Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ Engine Idling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
▫ Normal Starting Procedure – Engine
Manifold Air Temperature Above 66°F (19°C) . 47
▫ Stopping The Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
▫ Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air
Temperature 0°F To 66°F (–18°C To 19°C) . . . . 48
▫ Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air
Temperature Below 0°F (-18°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
▫ Engine Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
▫ Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
▫ Cooling System Tips – Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Reverse Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
▫ Block Heater Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
䡵 Power Take Off Operation — If Equipped
(Chassis Cab Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
䡵 Diesel Exhaust Brake (Engine Braking)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Stationary Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
䡵 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . 62
▫ Mobile Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . . 63
▫ Power Take Off – Aftermarket Installation . . . . 82
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission With
䡵 Engine Runaway . .
Overdrive (68RFE) – If Equipped (Ram Truck
䡵 Fuel Requirements .
Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
▫ Fuel Specifications
▫ Automatic Transmission With Overdrive
(AS68RC) – If Equipped (Chassis Cab Only) . . 70 䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
䡵 Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 76
▫ Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
▫ Avoid Using Contaminated Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
▫ Bulk Fuel Storage – Diesel Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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▫ Diesel Exhaust Fluid Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
䡵 Diesel Exhaust Fluid — Chassis Cab Only . . . . . 89
▫ Adding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Chassis Cab
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
▫ System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both Start the engine with the shift lever in NEUTRAL or
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
The starter should not be operated for more than 15second intervals. Waiting a few minutes between such Tip Start Feature
Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition switch
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
briefly to the START position and release it. The starter
WARNING!
motor will continue to run but will automatically disengage when the engine is running.
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may Extreme Cold Weather
The Cummins威 diesel engine is equipped with several
cause serious injury or death.
features designed to assist cold weather starting and
operation:
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEU• The engine block heater is a resistance heater installed
TRAL and press the clutch pedal to the floor before
in the water jacket of the engine just above and behind
starting the vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a
the oil filter. It requires a 110–115 Volt AC electrical
clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless
outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
the clutch is fully pressed.
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NOTE: The engine block heater cord is a factory in- 2. Shift into PARK for an automatic transmission. For
stalled option. If your vehicle is not equipped, heater vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, fully
cords are available from your authorized MOPAR威 press and hold the clutch pedal and shift into NEUTRAL.
dealer.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and watch
• A 12 Volt heater built into the fuel filter housing aids in the instrument panel cluster lights.
preventing fuel gelling. It is controlled by a built-in
CAUTION!
thermostat.
• A heated intake air system both improves engine
starting and reduces the amount of white smoke
generated by a warming engine.
Normal Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air
Temperature Above 66°F (19°C)
Observe the instrument panel cluster lights when starting
the engine.
1. Always apply the parking brake.
If the “Water in Fuel Indicator Light” remains on, DO
NOT START the engine before you drain the water
from the fuel filter to avoid engine damage. Refer to
“Maintenance Procedures/Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
crank the engine. Do not press the accelerator during
starting.
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CAUTION!
Do not crank engine for more than 15 seconds at a
time or starter motor damage may result. Turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position and wait at least
two minutes for the starter to cool before repeating
start procedure.
5. When the engine starts, release the key fob.
6. Check to see that there is oil pressure.
7. Release the parking brake.
Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air
Temperature 0°F to 66°F (–18°C to 19°C)
NOTE: The temperature displayed in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) does not necessarily
reflect the engine manifold air temperature. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When engine temperatures fall below 66°F (19°C)
the “Wait To Start Light” will remain on indicating the
intake manifold heater system is active.
Follow the steps in the “Normal Starting” procedure
except:
1. The “Wait To Start Light” will remain on for a period
of time (length of time depends on engine temperature).
CAUTION!
If the “Water in Fuel Indicator Light” remains on, DO
NOT START engine before you drain the water from
the fuel filter to avoid engine damage. Refer to
“Maintenance Procedures/Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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2. After the “Wait To Start Light” goes off, turn the NOTE:
ignition switch to the START position. Do not press the • Engine idle speed will automatically increase to 1,000
RPM at low coolant temperatures to improve engine
accelerator during starting.
warm-up.
CAUTION!
Do not crank engine for more than 15 seconds at a
time or starter motor damage may result. Turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position and wait at least
two minutes for the starter to cool before repeating
start procedure.
• If the engine stalls, or if the ignition switch is left ON
for more than two minutes after the “Wait To Start
Light” goes out, reset the grid heaters by turning the
ignition switch to the OFF position for at least five
seconds and then back ON. Repeat steps 1 through 5 of
“Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air Temperature Below 66°F (19°C).”
3. After engine start-up, check to see that there is oil
Starting Procedure – Engine Manifold Air
pressure.
Temperature Below 0°F (-18°C)
4. Allow the engine to idle about three minutes until the In extremely cold weather below 0°F (-18°C) it may be
beneficial to cycle the manifold heaters twice before
manifold heaters have completed the post-heat cycle.
attempting to start the engine. This can be accomplished
5. Release the parking brake and drive.
by turning the ignition OFF for at least five seconds and
then back ON after the “Wait To Start Light” has turned
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off, but before the engine is started. However, excessive the engine is started, recycle the manifold heaters by
cycling of the manifold heaters will result in damage to turning the ignition switch to the OFF position for at least
five seconds and then back ON.
the heater elements or reduced battery voltage.
NOTE: If multiple pre-heat cycles are used before 3. If the vehicle is driven and vehicle speed exceeds
starting, additional engine run time may be required to 19 mph (31 km/h) before the manifold heater post-heat
maintain battery state of charge at a satisfactory level. (after start) cycle is complete, the manifold heaters will
shut off.
1. If the engine stalls after the initial start, the ignition
must be turned to the OFF position for at least five 4. If the engine is started before the “Wait To Start Light”
seconds and then to the ON position to recycle the turns off, the preheat cycle will turn off.
manifold heaters.
5. If the engine is cranked for more than 10 seconds, the
NOTE: Excessive white smoke and poor engine perfor- post-heat cycle will turn off.
mance will result if manifold heaters are not recycled.
NOTE:
2. Heat generated by the manifold heaters dissipates • Engine idle speed will automatically increase to 1, 000
RPM at low coolant temperatures to improve engine
rapidly in a cold engine. If more than two minutes pass
warm-up.
between the time the “Wait To Start Light” turns off and
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• When a diesel engine is allowed to run out of fuel or The engine is equipped with an automatic electric air
the fuel gels at low temperatures, air is pulled into the preheating system. If the instructions in this manual are
fuel system. If your engine has run out of fuel, refer to followed, the engine should start in all conditions.
“Maintenance Procedures/Priming If The Engine Has
WARNING!
Run Out Of Fuel” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
further information.
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
Starting Fluids
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
WARNING!
Starting fluids or flammable liquids are never to be
used in the Cummins威 diesel engine (see Warning
label). Never pour diesel fuel, flammable liquid,
starting fluids (ether) into the air cleaner canister, air
intake piping, or turbocharger inlet in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire and
explosion causing serious personal injury and engine
damage.
NORMAL OPERATION – DIESEL ENGINE
Observe the following when the engine is operating.
• All message center lights are off.
• Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is off.
• Engine oil pressure is above 10 psi (69 kPa) at idle.
• Voltmeter operation:
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• The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at
various engine temperatures. This cycling operation
is caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold heater system. The number of cycles and the
length of the cycling operation is controlled by the
engine control module. Post-heat operation can run
for several minutes, and then the electrical system
and voltmeter needle will stabilize.
*No. 1 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel should only be used
• The cycling action will cause temporary dimming of where extended arctic conditions (-10°F/-23°C) exist.
the headlamps, interior lamps, and also a noticeable
NOTE:
reduction in blower motor speed.
• Use of Climatized Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel or
Cold Weather Precautions
Number 1 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel results in a
Operation in ambient temperature below 32°F (0°C) may
noticeable decrease in fuel economy.
require special considerations. The following charts sug• Climatized Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel is a blend of
gest these options:
Number 2 Ultra Low Sulfur and Number 1 Ultra Low
Fuel Operating Range
Sulfur Diesel Fuels which reduces the temperature at
which wax crystals form in fuel.
NOTE: Use “Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuels” ONLY.
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• The engine requires the use of “Ultra Low Sulfur
Diesel Fuel”. Use of incorrect fuel could result in
engine and exhaust system damage. Refer to “Fuel
Requirements” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Battery Blanket Usage
A battery loses 60% of its cranking power as the battery
temperature decreases to 0°F (-18°C). For the same decrease in temperature, the engine requires twice as much
power to crank at the same RPM. The use of 120 VAC
powered battery blankets will greatly increase starting
Engine Oil Usage
capability at low temperatures. Suitable battery blankets
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
are available from your authorized MOPAR威 dealer.
Vehicle” for the correct engine oil viscosity.
Engine Warm-Up
Winter Front Usage
Avoid full throttle operation when the engine is cold.
If a winter front or cold weather cover is to be used, a
When starting a cold engine, bring the engine up to
percentage of the total grille opening area must be left
operating speed slowly to allow the oil pressure to
uncovered to provide sufficient air flow to the charge air
stabilize as the engine warms up.
cooler and automatic transmission oil cooler. The percentage of opening must be increased with the increasing NOTE: High-speed, no-load running of a cold engine
ambient air temperature and/or engine load. If the can result in excessive white smoke and poor engine
cooling fan can be heard cycling frequently, increase the performance. No-load engine speeds should be kept
size of the opening in the winter front. A suitable cold under 1,200 RPM during the warm-up period, especially
weather cover is available from your MOPAR威 dealer.
in cold ambient temperature conditions.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a turbo speed limiter, this • Applying the throttle will cancel fast idle
feature limits the engine speed to 1,200 RPM when
• If the engine is equipped with an exhaust brake,
engine coolant temperatures are below 70°F (21°C). This
operating the exhaust brake at idle will greatly imfeature is designed to protect the turbocharger from
prove warm up rate and will help keep the engine
damage and will only operate in PARK or NEUTRAL.
close to operating temperature during extended idle.
If temperatures are below 32°F (0°C), operate the engine
Engine Idling
at moderate speeds for five minutes before full loads are
Avoid prolonged idling, long periods of idling may be
applied.
harmful to your engine because combustion chamber
temperatures can drop so low that the fuel may not burn
NOTE:
• If ambient temperatures are low and the coolant completely. Incomplete combustion allows carbon and
temperature is below 180°F (82°C), the engine idle varnish to form on piston rings, engine valves, and
speed will slowly increase to 1,000 RPM after two injector nozzles. Also, the unburned fuel can enter the
minutes of idle, if the following conditions are met:
crankcase, diluting the oil and causing rapid wear to the
engine.
• foot is off brake pedal and throttle pedal
If the engine is allowed to idle, under some conditions
• automatic transmission is in PARK
the idle speed may increase to 900 RPM then return to
• vehicle speed is zero
normal idle speed. This is normal operation.
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NOTE: For EVIC messages related to the vehicle’s
exhaust system, refer to “Maintenance Procedures/
Intervention Regeneration Strategy – EVIC Message Process Flow” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Idle-Up Feature – Automatic Transmission Only
The driver-controlled high idle speed feature will help
increase cylinder temperatures and provide additional
cab heat, however, excessive idling may still cause the
exhaust aftertreatment system to not properly regenerate.
Extended periods of idle time should be avoided.
The Idle-Up feature uses the speed control switches to
increase engine idle speed and quickly warm the vehicle’s interior.
1. With the transmission in PARK, the parking brake
applied, and the engine running, press the speed control
switch to the ON position, then press the SET switch.
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2. The engine RPM will go up to 1100 RPM. To increase
the RPM, press and hold the ACCEL/RESUME switch
and the idle speed will increase to approximately 1500
RPM. To decrease the RPM, press and hold the DECEL
switch and the idle speed will decrease to approximately
1100 RPM.
3. To cancel the Idle–Up feature, either press the CANCEL switch, press the ON/OFF switch, or press the brake
pedal.
Stopping The Engine
Idle the engine a few minutes before routine shutdown.
After full load operation, idle the engine three to five
minutes before shutting it down. This idle period will
allow the lubricating oil and coolant to carry excess heat
away from the combustion chamber, bearings, internal
components, and turbocharger. This is especially important for turbocharged, charge air-cooled engines.
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NOTE:
• Refer to the following chart for proper engine
• During engine shut down on vehicles equipped with
shutdown.
manual transmissions, it is normal for the diesel
Idle Time
Turboengine to resonate heavily for a moment during engine
Driving
(min.) BeLoad
charger
shut off. When the engine is connected to a manual
Condition
fore Engine
Temperature
transmission, this resonance causes load gear rattle
Shutdown
from the transmission. This is commonly referred to as
Stop and
Empty
Cool
Less than
“shut down rattle.” The manufacturer recommends
Go
One
performing engine shut down with the clutch pedal
Stop and
Medium
One
pushed to the floor (clutch disengaged). When engine
Go
shut down is performed in this manner the rattle is
Highway
Medium
Warm
Two
reduced (not eliminated).
Speeds
City Traffic Maximum
Three
GCWR
Highway
Maximum
Four
Speeds
GCWR
Uphill
Maximum
Hot
Five
Grade
GCWR
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Engine Speed Control
CAUTION!
Prevent overspeeding the engine going downhill.
When descending steep grades, use a combination of
gears and service brakes to control vehicle/engine
speed. Overspeed can cause severe engine damage.
Operating Precautions
Avoid Overheating The Engine
The temperature of the engine coolant (antifreeze) (a
mixture of 50% ethylene-glycol and 50% water) must not
exceed the normal range of the temperature gauge 240°F
(116°C) with a 16 psi (110 kPa) radiator cap.
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Avoid Low Coolant Temperature Operation
Continual operation at low engine coolant (antifreeze)
temperature below the normal range on the gauge 140°F
(60°C) can be harmful to the engine. Low engine coolant
(antifreeze) temperature can cause incomplete combustion which allows carbon and varnish to form on piston
rings and injector nozzles. Also, the unburned fuel can
enter the crankcase, diluting the lubricating oil and
causing rapid wear to the engine.
Cooling System Tips – Automatic Transmission
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating in high ambient temperature conditions, take the
following actions:
• City Driving —
When stopped, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL
Usually the engine coolant (antifreeze) temperature indiand increase engine idle speed.
cated during operation will be to the left of center in the
• Highway Driving —
normal range of the gauge.
Reduce your speed.
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• Up Steep Hills —
Do Not Operate The Engine With Failed Parts
Select a lower transmission gear, but try and keep the Practically all failures give some warning before the parts
fail. Be on the alert for changes in performance, sounds,
torque converter clutch engaged.
and visual evidence that the engine requires service.
• Air Conditioning —
Some important clues are:
Turn it off temporarily.
• engine misfiring or vibrating severely
Do Not Operate The Engine With Low Oil
Pressure
• sudden loss of power
When the engine is at normal operating temperature, the
• unusual engine noises
minimum oil pressures required are:
• fuel, oil or coolant leaks
Idle 700 to 800 RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 psi (69 kPa) • sudden change, outside the normal operating range, in
Full speed and load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 psi (207 kPa)
the engine operating temperature
CAUTION!
• excessive smoke
If oil pressure falls to less than normal readings, shut
the engine off immediately. Failure to do so could
result in immediate and severe engine damage.
• oil pressure drop
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the heater
cord to a ground-fault interrupter protected 110–115 Volt
AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
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WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110–115 Volt electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
NOTE: The block heater will require 110 Volts AC and
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood to
6.5 Amps to activate the heater element.
the right side and can be located just behind the grille
near the headlamp.
Block Heater Usage
For ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C), engine
NOTE: The engine block heater cord is a factory inblock heater usage is recommended.
stalled option. If your vehicle is not equipped, heater
cords are available from your authorized MOPAR威 For ambient temperatures below –20°F (-29°C), engine
dealer.
block heater usage is required.
The block heater must be plugged in at least one hour to
have an adequate warming effect on the coolant.
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DIESEL EXHAUST BRAKE (ENGINE BRAKING) —
IF EQUIPPED
The exhaust brake feature will only function when the
driver turns the exhaust brake switch to the ON position.
Once the switch is in the ON position and the vehicle is
moving faster than 5 mph (8 km/h); the exhaust brake
will automatically operate when the driver removes
pressure from the accelerator pedal. Exhaust braking is
most effective when the engine RPM is higher. The
automatic transmission has been programmed in TOW/
HAUL mode only to downshift more aggressively when
the exhaust brake is enabled to increase brake performance.
CAUTION!
Use of aftermarket exhaust brakes is not recommended and could lead to engine damage
Exhaust Brake Switch
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WARNING!
Do not use the exhaust brake feature when driving in
icy or slippery conditions as the increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
NOTE: For optimum braking power it is recommended
to use the exhaust brake while in TOW/HAUL mode.
The purpose of the exhaust brake (engine braking) feature is to supply negative (braking) torque to the engine.
Typically, the engine braking is used for, but not limited
to, vehicle towing applications where vehicle braking can
be achieved by the internal engine power, thereby sparing the mechanical brakes of the vehicle.
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Benefits of the exhaust brake are:
• vehicle driving control
• reduced brake fade
• longer brake life
• faster cab warm-up.
The exhaust brake feature can also be used to reduce the
engine warm up time. To use the exhaust brake as a
warm-up device, the vehicle must be stopped or moving
less than 5 mph (8 km/h), the exhaust brake switch must
be in the ON position, and the coolant temperature must
be below 180°F (82°C) and ambient temperature below
60°F (16°C).
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
WARNING!
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should
always shift the transmission into PARK, remove
the key fob from the ignition, and apply the
parking brake. Once the key fob is removed from
the ignition, the shift lever is locked in the PARK
position, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement. Furthermore, you should never leave
unattended children inside a vehicle.
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission with
Overdrive (68RFE) – If Equipped (Ram Truck
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK Only)
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than The shift lever display located in the instrument panel
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake cluster indicates the transmission gear range (the selector
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward is illuminated for night driving). The shift lever is
or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle mounted on the right side of the steering column. You
and hit someone or something. Only shift into must press the brake pedal to pull the shift lever out of
gear when the engine is idling normally and when PARK position (Brake Interlock System). To drive, move
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the desired
DRIVE position. Pull the shift lever toward you when
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
shifting into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting out of
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift PARK.
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
position. To move the shift lever out of the PARK The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows
position, the ignition switch must be turned to any other you to move the switch down (-) or up (+) when the
switch position (ACC, ON, or START) (engine running or shifter is in the D (Drive) position, allowing the selection
of the desired top gear. For example, if the driver shifts
not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
WARNING! (Continued)
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the transmission into third gear, the transmission will Switching from ERS to D-Mode can be done at any
never shift above third gear, but can shift down into vehicle speed. To switch from “Drive” mode to “ERS”
second or first gear, when needed.
mode, press the switch down (-) once. The current gear
will be maintained as the top gear. To disable ERS, simply
press and hold the switch up (+) until “D” is displayed in
the instrument cluster odometer.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
Column Shift Lever
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
5
1-5
D
1-6
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NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
switch down (-). The transmission will shift to the range
from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply the parking brake first, then place the shift
lever into the PARK position. On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the transfer case is in a drive position.
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WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever back and forth without first
pulling it toward you after you have set it in
PARK. Make sure it is in PARK before leaving the
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle
and hit someone or something. Only shift into
gear when the engine is idling normally and when
your foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
REVERSE
This range should be used only after the vehicle has come
to a complete stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
leave the vehicle.
DRIVE
This range provides underdrive first, second and third
gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth and sixth
gears. The shift into overdrive fifth and sixth gear occurs
only after the transmission has completed the shift into
fourth gear. No other movement of the shift mechanism
is required to complete the 4–5 or 5–6 gear shifts.
Upshifts into both overdrive gears, fifth and sixth, will be
delayed when the transmission fluid temperature is
below 40°F (4.5°C) or above 240°F (115.5°C).
NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
vehicle in second or first gear in high ambient temperatures as torque converter slip can impose significant
additional heat load on the cooling system.
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Overdrive Operation
The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fifth and sixth (Overdrive). The
transmission will automatically shift from DRIVE to
Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
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operation at this temperature. Normal operation will
resume when the transmission fluid temperature has
risen to a suitable level. Refer to the “Note” under
“Torque Converter Clutch” later in this section.
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temtemperature becomes hot enough the “Transmission
perature;
Temperature Warning Light” may illuminate and the
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph transmission may downshift out of Overdrive until the
transmission cools down. After cool down, the transmis(48 km/h);
sion will resume normal operation.
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated;
The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to
• transmission has reached normal operating
DRIVE if the accelerator pedal is fully pressed at vehicle
temperature.
speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive
and will automatically select the most desirable gear for
• the shift lever is in DRIVE;
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When To Use TOW/HAUL
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the “TOW/HAUL” switch once to select
“TOW/HAUL.” In “TOW/HAUL” mode, fourth to fifth
gear upshifts are delayed. Shifts into fifth and sixth gear
are still allowed under steady cruise conditions. Closed
throttle downshifts (for improved engine braking) may
occur during steady braking maneuvers. Pressing the
switch a second time restores normal operation. Normal
operation is always the default at engine start-up.
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. If the “TOW/HAUL” modes are desired, the
button must be pressed each time the engine is started.
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when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it
Torque Converter Clutch
may seem as if the transmission is not shifting propA feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
erly when cold. This is normal. Using the Electronic
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
Range Select (ERS) feature, when the transmission is
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatisufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the transmiscally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
sion is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
• If the vehicle has not been driven in several days, the
acceleration when the transmission downshifts to second
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transgear, the clutch automatically disengages.
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
transmission will not shift to sixth gear, until the
cause damage to the transmission. The torque contransmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usuverter will refill within five seconds of shifting from
ally after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving]. Because
PARK into any other gear position.
sixth gear is disabled, and engine speed is higher
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Automatic Transmission with Overdrive (AS68RC)
– If Equipped (Chassis Cab Only)
The shift lever display located in the instrument panel
cluster, indicates the transmission gear range (the selector
is illuminated for night driving). The shift lever is
mounted on the right side of the steering column. You
must press the brake pedal to pull the shift lever out of
PARK position (Brake Interlock System). To drive, move
the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the desired
DRIVE position. Pull the shift lever toward you when
shifting into REVERSE or PARK.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows
you to move the switch down (-) or up (+) when the
shifter is in the D (Drive) position, allowing the selection
of the desired top gear. For example, if the driver shifts
the transmission into third gear, the transmission will
never shift above third gear, but can shift down into
second or first gear, when needed.
Column Shift Lever
Switching from ERS to D-Mode can be done at any
vehicle speed. To switch from “Drive” mode to “ERS”
mode, press the switch down (-) once. The current gear
will be maintained as the top gear. To disable ERS, simply
press and hold the switch up (+) until “D” is displayed in
the instrument cluster odometer.
STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
5
1-5
D
1-6
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
switch down (-). The transmission will shift to the range
from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL position into another gear range.
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PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
Always apply parking brake first, then place the shift
lever in PARK position. On four-wheel drive vehicles be
sure that the transfer case is in a drive position.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever back and forth without first
pulling it toward you after you have set it in
PARK. Make sure it is in PARK before leaving the
vehicle.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle
and hit someone or something. Only shift into
gear when the engine is idling normally and when
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
REVERSE
This range should be used only after the vehicle has come
to a complete stop.
NEUTRAL
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
leave the vehicle.
DRIVE
This range provides all forward gears, including fourth
gear direct, fifth and sixth. Use this range for most city
and highway driving. Upshifts into both overdrive gears,
fifth and sixth, will be delayed when the transmission
fluid temperature is between -4°F (-20°C) and 41°F (5°C).
During very cold conditions when the transmission fluid
is below -4°F (-20°C), the transmission will be limited to
third gear. Normal operation will return after the transmission fluid warms up.
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NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded • transmission has reached normal operating
vehicle in second or first gear selections in high ambients
temperature.
as torque converter slip can impose significant additional
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temheat load on the cooling system.
peratures, the transmission shift schedule initially reOverdrive Operation
stricts transmission operation in forward gear ranges to
The Overdrive automatic transmission contains an elec- third gear until the transmission fluid temperature rises
tronically controlled fifth and sixth gear. The transmis- to a suitable level. During this condition, the ability of the
sion will automatically shift from DRIVE to fifth or sixth vehicle to accelerate under heavily loaded conditions
gear if the following conditions are present:
may be reduced. Refer to the “Note” under “Torque
Converter Clutch” in this section.
• the shift lever is in DRIVE;
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temtransmission will automatically select the most desirable
perature;
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
• vehicle speed is above approximately 38 mph temperature becomes hot enough, the “Transmission
(61 km/h) for fifth gear and 50 mph (80 km/h) for Temperature Warning Light” may illuminate. After cool
sixth gear;
down, the transmission will resume normal operation.
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated
(sixth gear is inhibited in “TOW/HAUL” mode);
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The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to Drive
if the accelerator pedal is fully pressed at vehicle speeds
above approximately 35 to 40 mph (57 to 65 km/h).
When To Use “TOW/HAUL” Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the “TOW/HAUL” switch once to select the
“TOW/HAUL” mode. This will improve performance
and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or
failure due to excessive shifting. When operating in
“TOW/HAUL” mode, sixth gear is disabled and 2-3 and
3-4 and 4–5 shift patterns are modified. Shifts into
Overdrive (fifth gear) are allowed during steady cruise
(for improved fuel economy). When “TOW/HAUL”
mode is selected, the transmission may automatically
downshift into a lower gear to improve engine braking
performance when the throttle pedal is not pressed.
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. If the “TOW/HAUL” mode is desired, the
switch must be pressed each time the engine is started.
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NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usuDo not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
ally after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving]. Because
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmisvehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
sion is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possinormal. Pressing the “TOW/HAUL” switch when the
bly resulting in personal injury or death.
transmission is sufficiently warm will demonstrate
that the transmission is able to shift into and out of
Torque Converter Clutch
Overdrive.
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
• If the vehicle has not been driven in several days, the
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatifirst few seconds of operation after shifting the transcally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
different feeling or response during normal operation in
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
high gear. When the vehicle speed drops or during
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
acceleration when the transmission downshifts to first or
cause damage to the transmission. The torque consecond gear, the clutch automatically disengages.
verter will refill within five seconds of shifting from
PARK into any other gear position.
WARNING!
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
Shifting
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
CAUTION!
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or attempt to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch.
NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
Shift Pattern
Truck models with manual transmission are equipped
with a clutch interlocking ignition system. The clutch
pedal must be fully pressed to start the vehicle.
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Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
speeds may not apply.
pedal.
This transmission has a “creeper” first gear (L=Low) Maximum Recommended Up-Shift Speeds
which should be used to start from a standing position
Gear
when carrying a payload or towing a trailer. Damage to
Selec- L to 2 2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
5 to 6
the clutch can result from starting in second or third gear
tion
with a loaded vehicle. An unloaded vehicle may be
Maxi- 7 mph 15 mph 25 mph 40 mph 45 mph
launched in second gear. Use each gear in numerical
mum
(11
(24
(40
(64
(72
order – do not skip a gear.
Speed km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h)
You should use first gear when starting from a standing
position if under heavy load or when pulling a trailer.
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both
fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as
listed in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the
Downshifting
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. Downshift progressively. Do not skip gears to
avoid overspeeding the engine and clutch.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
CAUTION!
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause valve damage, and/or clutch disc
damage even if the clutch pedal is pressed.
Maximum Recommended Downshift Speeds
CAUTION!
Failure to follow the recommended downshifting
speeds may cause the engine to overspeed and/or
damage the clutch disc even if the clutch pedal is
pressed.
Maximum Recommended Downshifting Speeds
Gear
Selection
Maximum
Speed
6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
2 to L
68 mph 50 mph 32 mph 19 mph 10 mph
(109
(80
(51
(31
(16
km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h) km/h)
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Reverse Shifting
To shift into REVERSE (R), bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Press the clutch and pause briefly to allow the
gear train to stop rotating. Beginning from the NEUTRAL
(N) position, move the shift lever in one quick smooth
motion straight across and into the REVERSE (R) area
(the driver will feel a firm “click” as the shifter passes the
“knock-over”). Complete the shift by pulling the shift
lever into REVERSE (R).
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POWER TAKE OFF OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
(CHASSIS CAB ONLY)
This vehicle when equipped with either the AS68RC
automatic six-speed or G-56 manual six-speed transmissions, will allow for an aftermarket upfit with a transmission driven PTO (power take off). The customer will have
the ability to operate the PTO in either a “stationary” or
“mobile” mode. The vehicles will be factory set to the
“stationary” mode. In order to select the “mobile” mode
an authorized dealership is required to modify the vehiThe “knock-over” prevents the driver from accidentally
cle’s settings using their proprietary authorized dealer
entering the REVERSE (R) shift area and warns the driver
service tool.
that they are about to shift the transmission into REVERSE (R). Due to this feature, a slow shift to REVERSE AS68RC Six-Speed Automatic Transmission Only
The PTO drive gear (part of the AS68RC) operates at
(R) can be perceived as a high shift effort.
torque converter turbine speed. The turbine speed will be
To shift out of REVERSE bring the vehicle to a complete
less than engine speed when the torque converter clutch
stop and press the clutch. Shifting out of REVERSE prior
is not engaged and will be same as engine speed when
to a complete stop may cause high shift effort.
the torque converter clutch is engaged.
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The customer has the choice to operate the PTO by
utilizing the cruise control switches or by utilizing a
To operate the PTO in this mode the vehicle must meet
remote control (provided by the PTO supplier). To operthe following conditions:
ate the feature using the cruise control switches, the
• Be in PARK position (vehicles equipped with auto- customer must first activate the upfitter-provided on/off
switch which will turn on the PTO. In order to increase or
matic transmission)
decrease the engine idle speed, to optimize the PTO
• Upfitter provider (on/off) switch has been activated
function, the “RESUME/ACCEL” and “DECEL” cruise
• Parking brake applied (vehicles equipped with switches can be used respectively. To disengage PTO
operation and return to “standard vehicle operation”
manual transmission)
simply turn the upfitter-provided on/off switch to the
• Brake pedal must not be applied
OFF position.
• Vehicle engine must be running
The torque converter lockup clutch will automatically
engage at engine speeds above 1,200 RPM (engine speed)
• No vehicle, brake or clutch switch faults present
in PTO stationary mode. Once engaged, the lockup clutch
• PTO must be correctly installed using the vehicle
will remain on and not disengage until the engine speed
provided circuits
is below 1,000 RPM. Lockup clutch engagement is desirable for certain types of PTO applications (AS68RC
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission Only).
Stationary Mode
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To operate the PTO via a remote switch, the customer
must make sure the above conditions are met. It is vital
for proper operation that the PTO and remote have been
installed correctly, paying special attention to ensure the
vehicle provided wiring has been connected properly.
This is the responsibility of the installer of the PTO and
switches/remote system. It is the responsibility of the
PTO manufacturer to ensure that their electrical (switches
and remote) system is compatible with the vehicle’s
electrical architecture and software functionality.
Mobile Mode
NOTE: If you desire a single PTO speed, your vehicle
must be wired to use a remote PTO switch. For instructions on programming the SET speed, refer to the
LEARNING SET SPEED section of the Dodge Bodybuilder’s Guide which can be found at: www.dodge.com/
bodybuilder
• Parking brake must not be applied
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To operate the PTO in this mode the vehicle must meet
the following conditions:
• Authorized dealer-selected “mobile” mode activated
via authorized dealer proprietary service tool
• Upfitter-provided (on/off) switch has been activated
• Vehicle must be in PARK or DRIVE position (vehicles
equipped with automatic transmission)
• Brake pedal must not be applied
• No vehicle, brake or clutch switch faults present
• Vehicle engine must be running
• PTO must be correctly installed using the vehicle
provided circuits
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The customer may choose to use the PTO while the
vehicle is moving. To do so, the PTO function must be
activated prior to taking the vehicle out of PARK. This is
accomplished by activating the upfitter-provided PTO
on/off switch. At this point, the customer may place the
vehicle in a forward or reverse gear and have PTO
operation once the vehicle begins to move. To disengage
PTO operation and return to “standard vehicle operation” simply turn the upfitter-provided on/off switch to
the OFF position.
NOTE: For application specific information with respect
to PTO and pump requirements and additional vehicle
information (wiring schematics, preset idle values, engine speed limits, and vehicle hardware and software
requirements) please refer to the Dodge Body Builders
Guide by accessing “www.dodge.com/bodybuilder” and
choosing the appropriate links.
Power Take Off – Aftermarket Installation
If you did not order the PTO (Power Take Off) Prep
Package from the factory and want to convert your
vehicle, refer to the Body Builders Guide at
www.dodge.com/bodybuilder or contact the manufacturer directly at dodgebbg@chrysler.com (e-mail) or
(866) 205–4102 (toll free).
ENGINE RUNAWAY
WARNING!
In case of engine runaway due to flammable fumes
from gasoline spills or turbocharger oil leaks being
sucked into the engine, do the following to help
avoid personal injury and/or vehicle damage:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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WARNING! (Continued)
2. Using a CO2 or dry chemical type fire extinguisher, direct the spray from the fire extinguisher
into the grille on the passenger side so that the spray
enters the engine air intake.
The inlet for the engine air intake is located behind
the passenger side headlamp and receives air
through the grille.
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specification D-975 Grade S15 will provide good performance. If the vehicle is exposed to extreme cold (below
20°F or -7°C), or is required to operate at colder-thannormal conditions for prolonged periods, use climatized
No. 2 diesel fuel or dilute the No. 2 diesel fuel with 50%
No. 1 diesel fuel. This will provide better protection from
fuel gelling or wax-plugging of the fuel filters.
WARNING!
Do not use alcohol or gasoline as a fuel blending
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
agent. They can be unstable under certain conditions
Use good quality diesel fuel from a reputable supplier in
and hazardous or explosive when mixed with diesel
your vehicle. Federal law requires that you must fuel this
fuel.
vehicle with Ultra Low Sulfur Highway Diesel fuel (15
ppm Sulfur maximum) and prohibits the use of Low
Diesel fuel is seldom completely free of water. To prevent
Sulfur Highway Diesel fuel (500 ppm Sulfur maximum)
fuel system trouble, drain the accumulated water from
to avoid damage to the emissions control system. For
the fuel/water separator using the fuel/water separator
most year-round service, No. 2 diesel fuel meeting ASTM
drain provided. If you buy good quality fuel and follow
the cold weather advice above, fuel conditioners should
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not be required in your vehicle. If available in your area, • No. 1 Ultra Low Sulfur diesel fuel should only be used
a high cetane “premium” diesel fuel may offer improved
where extended arctic conditions (-10°F or -23°C) exist.
cold-starting and warm-up performance.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Specifications
The Cummins威 diesel engine has been developed to take
CAUTION!
advantage of the high energy content and generally
lower cost No. 2 Ultra Low Sulfur diesel fuel or No. 2 To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
Ultra Low Sulfur climatized diesel fuels. Experience has off” the fuel tank after filling.
shown that it also operates on No. 1 Ultra Low Sulfur
NOTE:
diesel fuels or other fuels within specification.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
NOTE:
tank is full.
• A maximum blend of 5% biodiesel meeting ASTM
specification D-6751 may be used with your Cum- • Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking”
sound. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is
mins威 diesel engine.
properly tightened.
• In addition, commercially available fuel additives are
not necessary for the proper operation of your Cum- • Make sure that the fuel filler cap is tightened each time
the vehicle is refueled.
mins威 diesel engine.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
A fire may result if fuel is pumped into a portable
container that is on a truck bed. You could be burned.
Always place fuel containers on the ground while
filling.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the fuel filler cap is removed or
the tank filled.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
Fuel Filler Cap
If the fuel filler cap is lost or damaged, be sure the
replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank
filler tube cap. A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system.
Avoid Using Contaminated Fuel
Fuel that is contaminated by water or dirt can cause
severe damage to the engine fuel system. Proper maintenance of the engine fuel filter and fuel tank is essential.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Bulk Fuel Storage – Diesel Fuel
If you store quantities of fuel, good maintenance of the
stored fuel is also essential. Fuel contaminated with
water will promote the growth of “microbes.” These
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microbes form “slime” that will clog fuel filters and lines. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Storage
Drain condensation from the supply tank and change the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is considered a very stable
product with a long shelf life. If DEF is kept in temperaline filter on a regular basis.
tures between 10° to 90°F (-12° to 32°C), it will last a
NOTE: When a diesel engine is allowed to run out of
minimum of one year.
fuel, air is pulled into the fuel system.
DEF is subject to freezing at the lowest temperatures. For
If the vehicle will not start, refer to “Maintenance
example, DEF may freeze at temperatures at or below 12°
Procedures/Priming If The Engine Has Run Out Of Fuel”
F (-11° C). The system has been designed to operate in
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
this environment.
WARNING!
Do not open the high pressure fuel system with the
engine running. Engine operation causes high fuel
pressure. High pressure fuel spray can cause serious
injury or death.
NOTE: When working with DEF, it is important to
know that:
• Any containers or parts that come into contact with
DEF must be DEF compatible (plastic or stainless
steel). Copper, brass, aluminum, iron or non-stainless
steel should be avoided as they are subject to corrosion
by DEF.
• If DEF is spilled, it should be wiped up completely
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Adding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Chassis Cab Only
The DEF gauge (located on the EVIC display) will
display the level of DEF remaining in the tank. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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DEF Fill Procedure
NOTE: Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the correct fluid type.
1. Remove cap from DEF tank (located on drivers side of
the vehicle).
• When the DEF gauge reads 75%, add approximately
2 gallons (7.5 Liters) to fill the DEF tank.
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• When the DEF gauge reads 50%, add approximately
4 gallons (15 Liters) to fill the DEF tank.
• When the DEF gauge reads 25%, add approximately
6 gallons (23 Liters) to fill the DEF tank.
NOTE: Driving conditions (altitude, vehicle speed,
load, etc.) will effect the amount of DEF that is used in
your vehicle.
DEF Filler Cap
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2. Insert DEF fill adapter/nozzle into DEF tank filler
neck.
CAUTION!
• To avoid DEF spillage, and possible damage to the
DEF tank from overfilling, do not “top off” the
DEF tank after filling.
• When DEF is spilled, clean the area immediately
with water or use an absorbent material to soak up
and spills on the ground.
3. Stop filling the DEF tank immediately when any of the
following happen: DEF stops flowing from the fill bottle
into the DEF tank, DEF splashes out the filler neck, or a
DEF pump nozzle automatically shuts off.
Filling the DEF Tank
4. Reinstall cap onto DEF tank.
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DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID — CHASSIS CAB ONLY
Your vehicle is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system in order to meet the very stringent diesel
emissions standards required by the Environmental Protection Agency. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is the
first and only technology in decades to be as good for the
environment as it is good for business and vehicle
performance.
System Overview
This vehicle is equipped with a Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(DEF) injection system and a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalyst to meet the emission requirements.
The purpose of the SCR system is to reduce levels of NOx
(oxides of nitrogen emitted from engines) that are harmful to our health and the environment to an almost
near-zero level. Small quantities of Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(DEF) are injected into the exhaust upstream of a catalyst
where, when vaporized, convert smog-forming nitrogen
oxides (NOx) into harmless nitrogen (N2) and water
vapor (H2O), two natural components of the air we
breathe. You can operate with the comfort that your
vehicle is contributing to a cleaner, healthier world
environment for this and generations to come.
• DEF pump
The DEF injection system consists of the following components:
• DEF tank
• DEF injector
• Electronically-heated DEF lines
• DEF control module
• NOx sensors
• Temperature sensors
• SCR catalyst
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The DEF injection system and SCR catalyst enable the NOTE: The DEF pump will run for a period of time
achievement of diesel emissions requirements; while after engine shutdown to purge the DEF system. This is
maintaining outstanding fuel economy, drivability, normal operation.
torque and power ratings.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
system messages and warnings.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
▫ With Portable Starting Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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cables to start a vehicle’s engine because its batteries are
discharged, the following procedure should be used:
JUMP STARTING
WARNING!
• To prevent personal injury or damage to clothing,
do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or
fabrics. Do not lean over a battery when connecting jumper cables or allow cable clamps to touch
each other. Keep open flames or sparks away from
battery vent holes. Always wear eye protection
when working with batteries.
• Do not use a booster battery or any other booster
source that has a greater than 12 Volt system, i.e.,
do not use a 24 Volt power source.
NOTE: Replacement batteries should both be of equal
size to prevent damage to the vehicle’s charging system.
Your vehicle is equipped with two 12 Volt batteries. If it
becomes necessary to use a booster battery with jumper
Set the parking brake and place an automatic transmission in PARK (or NEUTRAL for a manual transmission).
Turn off lights, heater and other electrical loads. Observe
charge indicator (if equipped) in both batteries. If the
indicator (if equipped) is light or yellow on either battery,
replace that battery.
CAUTION!
Use the jump start procedure only when the charge
indicator (if equipped) in both batteries is dark in the
center. Do not attempt jump starting when either
battery charge indicator (if equipped) is bright or
yellow. If the charge indicator (if equipped) has a
green dot in the center, failure to start is not due to a
discharged battery and cranking system should be
checked.
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1. Attach one jumper cable to the positive terminal of
booster battery and the other end of the same cable to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
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Attaching Booster Cables
1 — Discharged Battery
2 — Booster Battery
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2. Connect one end of the other jumper cable to negative
(-) post of booster battery. Connect the other end of the
jumper cable to a good ground on the engine block of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure a good
connection is made, free of dirt and grease.
3. Take care that the clamps from one cable do not
inadvertently touch clamps from the other cable. Do not
lean over the battery when making connection. The
negative connection must provide good electrical conductivity and current carrying capacity.
WARNING!
4. After the engine is started or if the engine fails to start,
cables must be disconnected in the following order:
• Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode.
• During cold weather when temperatures are below freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged
battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting
because the battery could rupture or explode. The
battery temperature must be brought up above
freezing point before attempting to jump start.
a. Disconnect the negative cable at the engine ground.
b. Disconnect the negative cable at the negative post
on booster battery.
c. Disconnect the cable from the positive post of both
batteries.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
• Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out
the battery vent;
• Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
• Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
It is very important that the starting unit operating
voltage does not exceed 12 Volts DC or damage to
battery, starter motor, alternator, or electrical system
may occur.
With Portable Starting Unit
There are many types of these units available. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for necessary precautions
and operation.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 6.7L Diesel . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Chassis Cab Only . . . 114
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Maintenance-Free Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
▫ Charge Air Cooler – Inter-Cooler . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter . . . . . . 106
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Fuel Filter Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Clutch Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Priming If The Engine Has Run Out Of
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Transfer Case – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Intervention Regeneration Strategy – EVIC
Message Process Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 123
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 124
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▫ Noise Control System Required Maintenance
& Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 133
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.7L DIESEL
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— Battery
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped)
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
6 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
7 — Integrated Power Module
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Air Cleaner Filter
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
(Continued) the oil level at regular intervals. The best time to check
the oil level is before starting the engine after it has been
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parked overnight. When checking oil after operating the
engine, first ensure the engine is at full operating temperature, then wait for 30 minutes after engine shutdown
to check the oil.
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Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Add oil
only when the level on the dipstick is below the “ADD”
mark. The total capacity from the low mark to the high
mark is 2 qts (1.9L).
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
Never operate the engine with oil level below the “ADD”
mark or above the upper “SAFE” mark.
1 — ADD Range
2 — Full Mark
3 — SAFE Range
Change Engine Oil
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
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Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API CJ-4 certified and
meet the requirements of Chrysler Group LLC. Use
MOPAR威 or an equivalent oil meeting Chrysler Material
Standard MS-10902. Products meeting Cummins威 CES
20081 may also be used. The identification of these
engine oils are typically located on the back of the oil
container.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacturer only recommends API Certified
engine oils.
Oils with a high ash content may produce damaging
deposits on engine valves and/or aftertreatment system
damage. A maximum sulfated ash content of 1.00 mass %
is recommended for all oil used in the engine.
The same oil change interval is to be followed for
synthetic oil as for petroleum based oil. Also, synthetic oil
must meet the same performance specifications as petroleum oil.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
Use SAE 15W-40 MOPAR威 or an equivalent engine oil
meeting Chrysler Material Standard MS-10902. Products
meeting Cummins CES 20081 may also be used. The
identification of these engine oils is typically located on
the back of the oil container.
In ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C), SAE 5W-40
synthetic engine oil that meets Chrysler Materials Standard MS-10902 and the API CJ-4 engine oil category is
required.
CAUTION!
Failure to use SAE 5W-40 synthetic engine oil in
ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) could result
in severe engine damage.
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Engine oil not designated by the Chrysler or Cummins威
Material Standards and API CJ-4 should not be used, as
engine and exhaust system durability may be compromised. The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine
Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of the used engine
fluids from your vehicle. Used fluids, indiscriminately
discarded, can present a problem to the environment.
Contact an authorized dealer, service station, or governmental agency for advice on recycling programs and
Materials Added to Engine Oil
where used fluids and filters can be safely discarded in
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adyour area.
dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes or
lube odorants) to the engine oil. Engine oil is an engi- Engine Air Cleaner Filter
neered product and its performance may be impaired by
CAUTION!
supplemental additives.
Engine Oil Filter
All air entering the engine intake must be filtered.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in The abrasive particles in unfiltered air will cause
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. The rapid wear to engine components.
engine oil filter should be changed at every engine oil
change.
The condition of the air cleaner filter is monitored by the
Engine Control Module. The “SERVICE AIR FILTER”
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message will display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) when service is required. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Do not remove the top of the air filter housing to
inspect the filter element on your diesel engine under
normal operating conditions.
The “SERVICE AIR FILTER” message could be displayed
periodically. This is because engine air flow requirements
change based on driving conditions. As the filter becomes
more restrictive and air flow requirements increase the
“SERVICE AIR FILTER” message will be displayed. The
message may not be displayed in subsequent drive cycles
if the same conditions are not met. The air filter element
should be replaced within 250 miles (402 km) from the
first time this message is displayed to ensure proper
engine operation during all driving conditions.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a restricted air filter can cause engine
damage. Driving in dusty environments for extended
periods will lead to rapid air filter plugging. Action
should be taken as soon as the “SERVICE AIR
FILTER” message is displayed.
If the vehicle experiences a sudden loss of engine power
while being driven in heavy snow or rain, or when
plowing snow, and/or the “SERVICE AIR FILTER” message is displayed on the EVIC along with a chime that
repeats every 60 seconds, visually inspect the air filter for
snow/ice build up or extreme water saturation. If the air
filter is not damaged, remove all snow/ice and reinstall
air filter. If the air filter is damaged, replace filter element.
NOTE: The air filter housing contains a Mass Air Flow
sensor. This sensor is critical to proper engine operation
and component longevity. Any damage or modification
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to this sensor could result in major engine and/or
exhaust aftertreatment damage. This includes the use of
non-approved air filters. Use only MOPAR威 approved air
filters or equivalent.
A visual inspection of the air cleaner filter element is
never recommended under normal circumstances. A
badly restricted element may appear clean while a soiled
element may be quite effective in filtering particles
without restricting air flow. Rely on the Engine Control
Module to determine when a filter change is necessary.
CAUTION!
Many aftermarket performance air filter elements do
not adequately filter the air entering the engine. Use
of such filters can severely damage your engine.
Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter
The fuel filter and water separator assembly is located on
the driver’s side of the engine. The best access to the
water drain valve is from under the hood.
CAUTION!
• Do not drain the fuel/water separator filter when
the engine is running.
• Diesel fuel will damage blacktop paving surfaces.
Drain the filter into an appropriate container.
If water is detected in the water separator while the
engine is running, or while the ignition switch is in the
ON position, the “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” will
illuminate and an audible chime will be heard five times.
At this point you should stop the engine and drain the
water from the separator.
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NOTE: Care should be taken in disposing of used fluids
from your vehicle. Used fluids, indiscriminately disIf the “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” remains on, DO carded, can present a problem to the environment. ConNOT START the engine before you drain water from tact an authorized dealer, service station, or government
agency for advice on recycling programs and for where
the fuel filter to avoid engine damage.
used fluids and filters can be properly disposed of in
If the “Water In Fuel Indicator Light” comes on and a your area.
single chime is heard while you are driving, or with the
Drain the fuel/water separator filter when the “Water In
ignition switch in the ON position, there may be a
Fuel Indicator Light” is ON. Within 10 minutes of vehicle
problem with your water separator wiring or sensor. See
shutdown, turn the drain valve (located on the side of the
your authorized dealer for service.
filter) counterclockwise 1/4 turn, turn the ignition switch
Upon proper draining of the water from the fuel filter, the to the ON position, and allow any accumulated water to
“Water In Fuel Indicator Light” will remain illuminated drain. Leave the drain valve open until all water and
for approximately 10 seconds. If the water was drained contaminants have been removed. When clean fuel is
while the engine was running, the “Water In Fuel Indi- visible, close the drain valve by turning it clockwise, and
cator Light” may remain on for approximately three turn the ignition switch to OFF.
minutes.
CAUTION!
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NOTE: The fuel/water separator drain valve is located
on the bottom of the fuel filter housing.
If more than a couple ounces/milliliters of fuel have been
drained, follow the directions for “Priming If The Engine
Has Run Out Of Fuel.”
Fuel Filter Replacement
NOTE: Using a fuel filter that does not meet the
manufacturer’s filtration and water separating requirements can severely impact fuel system life and reliability.
1 — Drain Valve
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CAUTION!
• Diesel fuel will damage blacktop paving surfaces.
Drain the filter into an appropriate container.
• Do not prefill the fuel filter when installing a new
fuel filter. There is a possibility debris could be
introduced into the fuel filter during this action. It
is best to install the filter dry and allow the in-tank
lift pump to prime the fuel system.
1. Ensure engine is turned off.
2. Place drain pan under the fuel filter drain hose.
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5. Remove lid using a socket or strap wrench. Rotate
counterclockwise for removal. Remove used o-ring and
discard it.
6. Remove the used filter cartridge from the housing and
dispose of according to your local regulations.
7. Wipe clean the sealing surfaces of the lid and housing.
8. Install new o-ring back into ring groove on the filter
housing and lubricate with clean engine oil.
9. Remove new filter cartridge from plastic bag and
install into housing.
NOTE: Do not remove cartridge from bag until you
3. Open the water drain valve 1/4 turn counterclockwise reach this step in order to keep cartridge clean.
and completely drain fuel and water into the approved
10. Push down on the cartridge to ensure it is properly
container.
seated. Do not pre-fill the filter housing with fuel.
4. Close the water drain valve.
11. Install lid onto housing and tighten to 22.5 ft lbs
(30.5 N.m). Do not overtighten the lid.
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12. Prime the engine using the procedure in “Priming If 3. Start the engine using the “Normal Starting” proceThe Engine Has Run Out Of Fuel.” Then start the engine dure. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting and
and confirm there are no leaks.
Operating” for further information.
Priming If The Engine Has Run Out Of Fuel
WARNING!
Do not open the high pressure fuel system with the
engine running. Engine operation causes high fuel
pressure. High pressure fuel spray can cause serious
injury or death.
CAUTION!
Do not engage the starter motor for more than 15 seconds at a time. Allow two minutes between the
cranking intervals.
NOTE: The engine may run rough until the air is forced
from all the fuel lines.
1. Add a substantial amount of fuel to the tank, approximately 5 to 10 gal (19L to 38L).
WARNING!
2. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position, wait for
four seconds, then turn the ignition switch back to the
OFF position. Repeat this step four times.
Do not use alcohol or gasoline as a fuel blending
agent. They can be unstable under certain conditions
and be hazardous or explosive when mixed with
diesel fuel.
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CAUTION!
Due to lack of lubricants in alcohol or gasoline, the
use of these fuels can cause damage to the fuel
system.
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Intervention Regeneration Strategy – EVIC
Message Process Flow
The Cummins威 diesel engine meets all EPA Heavy Duty
Diesel Engine Emissions Standards, resulting in the lowest emitting diesel engine ever produced.
To achieve these emissions standards, your vehicle is
equipped with a state-of-the-art engine and exhaust
system. The engine and exhaust after-treatment system
work together to achieve the EPA Heavy Duty Diesel
Engine Emissions Standards. These systems are seamlessly integrated into your vehicle and managed by the
Cummins威 Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The PCM
manages engine combustion to allow the exhaust sys• Ethanol blends are not recommended or approved for tem’s catalyst to trap and burn Particulate Matter (PM)
pollutants, with no input or interaction on your part.
use with your Cummins威 diesel engine.
NOTE:
• A maximum blend of 5% biodiesel, meeting ASTM
specification D-6751 may be used with your Cummins威 diesel engine. Use of biodiesel mixture in excess
of 5% can negatively impact the fuel filter’s ability to
separate water from the fuel, resulting in high pressure
fuel system corrosion or damage.
• In addition, commercially available fuel additives are Additionally, your vehicle has the ability to alert you to
not necessary for the proper operation of your Cum- additional maintenance required on your truck or engine.
mins威 diesel engine.
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Refer to the following messages that may be displayed on maintenance may include replacing the Closed Crankyour Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC):
case Ventilation (CCV) filter element, and cleaning of the
EGR Cooler. The procedure for clearing and resetting the
WARNING!
⬙Perform Service⬙ indicator message is located in the
appropriate Service Information.
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be Exhaust System – Regeneration Required Now
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust “Exhaust System — Regeneration Required Now” will be
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas displayed on the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
where your exhaust system can contact anything that (EVIC) if the exhaust particulate filter reaches 80% of its
maximum storage capacity. Under conditions of exclucan burn.
sive short duration and low speed driving cycles, your
Cummins威 diesel engine and exhaust after-treatment
Perform Service
Your vehicle will require emissions maintenance at a set system may never reach the conditions required to reinterval. To help remind you when this maintenance is move the trapped PM. If this occurs, the “Exhaust System
due, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Regeneration Required Now” message will be diswill display “Perform Service”. When the “Perform Ser- played in the EVIC. If this message is displayed, you will
vice” message is displayed on the EVIC it is necessary to hear one chime to assist in alerting you of this condition.
have the emissions maintenance performed. Emissions
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By simply driving your vehicle at highway speeds for as
little as 45 minutes, you can remedy the condition in the
particulate filter system and allow your Cummins威 diesel
engine and exhaust after-treatment system to remove the
trapped PM and restore the system to normal operating
condition.
Service Required – See Dealer Now
Regeneration has been disabled due to a system malfunction. At this point the engine PCM will register a fault
code, the instrument panel will display a MIL light.
Exhaust Filter XX% Full
Indicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is approaching full.
See your authorized dealer, as damage to the exhaust
system could occur soon with continued operation.
CAUTION!
Exhaust Filter Full – Power Reduced See Dealer
Exhaust System – Regeneration in Process
The PCM derates the engine in order to limit the likeliIndicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is selfhood of permanent damage to the after-treatment syscleaning. Maintain your current driving condition until
tem. If this condition is not corrected and a dealer service
regeneration is completed.
is not performed, extensive exhaust after-treatment damExhaust System – Regeneration Completed
age can occur. In order to correct this condition it will be
Indicates that the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) self- necessary to have your vehicle serviced by your local
cleaning is completed. If this message is displayed, you authorized dealer.
will hear one chime to assist in alerting you of this
condition.
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CAUTION!
See your authorized dealer, as damage to the exhaust
system could occur soon with continued operation.
Maintenance-Free Batteries
The top of the maintenance-free batteries are permanently sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is
periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: Replacement batteries should both be of equal
Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Chassis Cab Only
capacity to prevent damage to the vehicle’s charging
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) sometimes known simply by
system.
the name of its active component, UREA—is a key
component of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems,
CAUTION!
which help diesel vehicles meet stringent emission regulations. DEF is a liquid reducing agent that reacts with It is essential when replacing the cables on the
engine exhaust in the presence of a catalyst to convert battery that the positive cable is attached to the
smog-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) into harmless ni- positive post and the negative cable is attached to the
trogen and water vapor.
negative post. Battery posts are marked (+) positive
and negative (-) and are identified on the battery
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
case. Also, if a “fast charger” is used while the battery
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
is in vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
You can receive assistance in locating DEF by calling before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
866-RAM-INFO (866-726-4636).
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
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WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Always wash hands
after handling the battery.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator is hot.
Battery Blanket Usage
A battery loses 60% of its cranking power as the battery
temperature decreases to 0°F (-18°). For the same decrease in temperature, the engine requires twice as much
power to crank at the same RPM. The use of 120 Volt AC
Engine Coolant Checks
powered battery blankets will greatly increase starting
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
capability at low temperatures. Suitable battery blankets
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
are available from your authorized MOPAR威 dealer.
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
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accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently Cooling System – Drain, Flush and Refill
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturers recommended engine coolant (antifreeze). Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze), may
result in engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant
(antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling system
in an emergency, it should be replaced with the
specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant (antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of Propylene Glycol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to 5 Years or 105,000 miles (168 000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
period, it is important that you use the same engine
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant
(antifreeze).
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing ac• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
the vehicle is operated.
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
equivalent.
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentrachanges.
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F
Cooling System Pressure Cap
(-37°C) are anticipated.
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deioncoolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
recovery bottle.
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
engine cooling system.
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine cold, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in
the coolant recovery bottle should be between the ranges
indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing enDisposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze) is gine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
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of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is • Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
• Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in
a month.
the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If
engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
contents of the coolant recovery bottle must also be
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
protected against freezing.
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is
normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporand distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
your engine, which contains aluminum components.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
Points To Remember
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
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• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
Charge Air Cooler – Inter-Cooler
The charge air cooler is positioned between the radiator
and the air conditioner condenser. Air enters the engine
through the air cleaner and passes through the turbocharger, where it is pressurized. This pressurized air
rapidly reaches high temperature. The air is then directed
through a hose to the charge air cooler and through
another hose to the intake manifold of the engine. The air
entering the engine has been cooled by about 50° to 100°F
(10° to 38°C). This cooling process enables more efficient
burning of fuel resulting in fewer emissions.
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To guarantee optimum performance of the system, keep
the surfaces of the charge air cooler, condenser and
radiator clean and free of debris. Periodically check the
hoses leading to and from the charge air cooler for cracks
or loose clamps resulting in loss of pressure and reduced
engine performance.
Brake System
Brake Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under the hood service, or immediately if the “Brake System Warning Light” indicates
system failure.
The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic
reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a
“MAX” mark and an “MIN” mark. The fluid level must
be kept within these two marks. Do not add fluid above
the full mark because leakage may occur at the cap.
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With disc brakes, the fluid level can be expected to fall as
the brake linings wear. However, an unexpected drop in
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a system check
should be conducted.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
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Fluid Level Check
This fluid level can be checked by removing the filler
plug. The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the
filler plug hole with the vehicle in a level position.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Lubricant Selection
Clutch Hydraulic System
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
The clutch hydraulic system is a sealed maintenance-free “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
system. In the event of leakage or other malfunction, the
Fluid Level Check
system must be replaced.
The fluid level can be checked by removing the filler
Transfer Case – If Equipped
plug. If the level of the lubricant is more than 1/2 in
(12 mm) below the bottom of the filler hole while the
Drain And Refill
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper mainte- vehicle is on level ground, enough lubricant should be
added to bring the level to 1/4 in (6 mm) below the
nance intervals.
bottom of the filler hole.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
Lubricant Selection
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in 2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.
Fluid Level Check – 68RFE (Ram Truck Only)
If your vehicle is equipped with a dipstick, use the
4. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear posifollowing procedure. If your vehicle has a capped diption ending with the shift lever in PARK.
stick tube, it is sealed and should not be tampered with.
Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to ensure that 5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
the fluid level is set properly. The fluid level should be seated.
checked when the engine is fully warmed up and the
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
fluid in the transmission is at normal operating temperaboth sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
ture. Operation of the transmission with an improper
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operatfluid level will greatly reduce the life of the transmission
ing temperature. Verify that solid coating of oil is seen on
and of the fluid. Check the fluid level whenever the
both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add as
vehicle is serviced.
required into the dipstick tube. Do not overfill. After
To properly check the automatic transmission fluid level, adding any quantity of oil through the oil fill tube, wait
the following procedure must be used:
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a minimum of two minutes for the oil to fully drain into 7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
with the fluid at approximately 70°F (21°C) (room tem- position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
perature). If the fluid level is correctly established at dipstick tube.
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
Fluid Level Check – AS68RC (Chassis Cab Only)
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles
normal operating temperature.
(25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature, the
fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
To properly check the transmission fluid, the following
procedure must be used.
1. The vehicle must be on level ground.
2. Operate the engine at idle speed for a minimum of
60 seconds and normal operating temperature.
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3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake (upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operatpedal.
ing temperature. Verify that a solid coating of oil is seen
on both sides of the dipstick. If the fluid is low, add
4. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear posiMOPAR威 AS68RC Automatic Transmission Fluid or
tion ending with the shift lever in PARK. Make sure the
equivalent as required into the dipstick tube. Do not
engine is running at idle speed.
overfill. Never use any ATF other than MOPAR威
5. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot AS68RC Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.
or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 160°F to 175°F (70°C After adding any quantity of oil through the dipstick
to 82°C). This is the normal operating temperature after tube, wait a minimum of two minutes for the oil to fully
the vehicle has been driven at least 15 miles (25 km). The drain into the transmission before rechecking the fluid
fluid cannot be comfortably held between the fingertips. level.
Only use the cold region of the dipstick as a rough
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
reference when doing initial oil level set after transmisthe operating temperature, the fluid level should be
sion rebuild or transmission refill.
between the two COLD (lower) holes on the dipstick
6. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert it until seated.
with the fluid at approximately 70°F to 85°F (20°C to
30°C). If the fluid level is correctly established at room
7. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
temperature, it should be between the HOT (upper)
both sides. The fluid level should be between the HOT
reference holes when the transmission reaches 160°F to
175°F (70°C to 82°C).
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CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid level is below 50°F (10°C),
it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid
until the temperature is elevated enough to produce
a accurate reading.
8. Check for leaks. Release the parking brake.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or adding fluid, make sure
that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for
the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully
seated position, as long as the seal remains engaged in
the dipstick tube.
Fluid and Filter Change
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
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Noise Control System Required Maintenance &
Warranty
All vehicles built over 10,000 lbs. (4 535 kg) Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating and manufactured for sale and use in the
United States are required to comply with the Federal
Government’s Exterior Noise Regulations. These vehicles
can be identified by the Noise Emission Control Label
located in the operator’s compartment.
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Required Maintenance For Noise Control Systems
The following maintenance services must be performed
every six months or 7,500 miles (12 000 km) whichever
comes first, to assure proper operation of the noise
control systems. In addition, inspection and service
should be performed anytime a malfunction is observed
or suspected. Proper maintenance of the entire vehicle
will help the effectiveness of the noise control systems.
Exhaust System
Inspect the entire exhaust system for leaks and damaged
parts. Devices such as hangers, clamps, and U-bolts
should be tight and in good condition. Damaged components, burned or blown out mufflers, burned or rusted
out exhaust pipes should be replaced according to the
procedures and specifications outlined in the appropriate
service manual.
Air Cleaner Assembly
Inspect air cleaner housing for proper assembly and fit.
Make certain that the air cleaner is properly positioned
and that the cover is tight. Check all hoses leading to the
air cleaner for tightness. The air filter element must also
be clean and serviced according to the instructions outlined in the Maintenance Schedule section of this manual.
Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing
thereof: (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any
person, other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or
replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise
control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate
purchaser or while it is in use, or (2) the use of the vehicle
after such device or element of design has been removed
or rendered inoperative by any person.
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Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are Noise Emission Warranty
The manufacturer warrants that this vehicle as manufacthe acts listed below.
tured by the manufacturer, was designed, built and
• AIR CLEANER
equipped to conform at the time it left the manufacturer’s
− Removal of the air cleaner.
control with all applicable U.S. EPA Noise Control Regulations.
− Removal of the air cleaner filter element from the air
cleaner housing.
This warranty covers this vehicle as designed, built and
equipped by the manufacturer, and is not limited to any
− Removal of the air ducting.
particular part, component or system of the vehicle
• EXHAUST SYSTEM
manufactured by the manufacturer. Defects in design,
assembly or in any part, component or system of the
− Removal or rendering inoperative exhaust system
vehicle as manufactured by the manufacturer, which, at
components including the muffler or tailpipe.
the time it left the manufacturer’s control, caused noise
• ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
emissions to exceed Federal standards, are covered by
this warranty for the life of the vehicle.
− Removal or rendering inoperative the fan clutch.
− Removal of the fan shroud.
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Maintenance Log and Service Chart (Diesel Engines)
Noise Systems Maintenance Chart and Service Log — Insert Month, Day, Year under column mileage closest to
the mileage at which service was performed.
MILES
7,500
15,000
22,500
30,000
37,500
45,000
52,500
60,000
KILOME12 000
24 000
36 000
48 000
60 000
72 000
84 000
96 000
TERS
Exhaust
systeminspect
Air cleaner
assemblyinspect
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READING
PERFORMED
BY
PERFORMED
AT
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Noise Systems Maintenance Chart and Service Log — Insert Month, Day, Year under column mileage closest to
the mileage at which service was performed.
MILES
67,500
75,000
82,500
90,000
97,500
105,000
112,500
120,000
KILOME108 000
120 000
132 000
144 000
156 000
168 000
180 000
192 000
TERS
Exhaust
systeminspect
Air cleaner
assemblyinspect
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READING
PERFORMED
BY
PERFORMED
AT
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
2500/3500 Shortbed Models
2500/3500 Longbed Models
Standard Rear Tank – Chassis Cab Only
Optional Midship Tank – Chassis Cab Only
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Approximate) – Chassis
Cab Only
Engine Oil with Filter
6.7L Turbo Diesel Engine
Cooling System
6.7L Turbo Diesel Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/
Antifreeze 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
U.S.
Metric
34 Gallons
35 Gallons
52 Gallons
22 Gallons
8 Gallons
129 Liters
132 Liters
197 Liters
83 Liters
30 Liters
12 Quarts
11.4 Liters
5.7 Gallons
21.4 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Engine Fuel Filter
Crankcase Ventilation Filter
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
In ambient temperatures below 0°F (-18°C), 5W-40 synthetic engine oil
that meets Chrysler Materials Standard MS-10902 and the API CJ-4 engine
oil category is required. In ambient temperatures above 0°F (-18°C),
15W-40 engine oil that meets Chrysler Materials Standard MS-10902 and
the API CJ-4 engine oil category is required.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Fuel Filter or equivalent. Must meet 5 micron rating. Using a
fuel filter that does not meet the manufacturers filtration and water
separating requirements can severely impact fuel system life and reliability.
MOPAR威 CCV Filter or equivalent.
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Component
Fuel Selection
Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Chassis Cab
Only
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Use good quality diesel fuel from a reputable supplier in your vehicle.
Federal law requires that you must fuel this vehicle with Ultra Low Sulfur Highway Diesel fuel (15 ppm Sulfur maximum) and prohibits the use
of Low Sulfur Highway Diesel fuel (500 ppm Sulfur maximum) to avoid
damage to the emissions control system. For most year-round service, No.
2 diesel fuel meeting ASTM specification D-975 Grade S15 will provide
good performance. If the vehicle is exposed to extreme cold (below 20°F
or -7°C), or is required to operate at colder-than-normal conditions for
prolonged periods, use climatized No. 2 diesel fuel or dilute the No. 2
diesel fuel with 50% No. 1 diesel fuel. This will provide better protection
from fuel gelling or wax-plugging of the fuel filters. This vehicle is fully
compatible with biodiesel blends up to 5% biodiesel meeting ASTM
specification D-975.
MOPAR威 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (API Certified) (DEF) or equivalent that
has been API Certified to the ISO 22241 standard. Use of fluids not API
Certified to ISO 22241 may result in system damage. You can receive assistance in locating DEF by calling 866-RAM-INFO (866-726-4636).
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission – If
Equipped (Six-Speed 68RFE) – Ram
Truck Only
Automatic Transmission – If
Equipped (Six-Speed AS68RC) –
Chassis Cab Only
Clutch Linkage
Manual Transmission (G-56) – If
Equipped
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 AS68RC Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose Grease, NLGI Grade 2 E.P. or equivalent.
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Perform Service Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 140
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, and transmission and transfer case (if
equipped), add as needed.
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
• Check the engine oil level at least 30 minutes after a • Check the automatic transmission fluid level (if
equipped).
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
• Check the manual transmission fluid level (if
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
equipped).
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
• Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
Once a Month
• Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
• Inspect the batteries, and clean and tighten the termiInspection and service should also be performed anytime
nals as required.
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
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For information on resetting the Oil Change Indicator
message, refer to “Oil Change Due” under “Electronic
Ram Truck Pick-Up (2500 and 3500 Models)
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/EVIC Warning
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
Lights” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
indicator system. This system will alert you when it is
further information.
time to change your engine oil by displaying the words
“Oil Change Due” on your Electronic Vehicle Informa- When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the
tion Center (EVIC). The engine oil change indicator engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by
system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
change interval may fluctuate depending on your per- (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter
sonal driving style. Driving styles such as frequent stop change, replace the engine oil and engine oil filter. Under
and go type driving or extended idle time can increase no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed
the frequency of the engine oil change. This is the result 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months, whichever comes
of more frequent regeneration of the exhaust after treat- first.
ment system, which can decrease the life of the engine oil.
Failure to change the engine oil per the maintenance
schedule can result in internal engine damage.
Oil Change Indicator System
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Ram Truck Chassis Cab (3500, 4500, and 5500
Models)
Replace the engine oil and oil filter every 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months, or sooner if prompted by the
oil change indicator system (if equipped). Under no
circumstances should oil change intervals exceed
7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months, whichever comes
first.
Perform Service Indicator
Your vehicle will require emissions maintenance at a set
interval. To help remind you when this maintenance is
due, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
will display “Perform Service”. When the “Perform Service” message is displayed on the EVIC it is necessary to
have the emissions maintenance performed. Emissions
maintenance may include replacing the Closed Crankcase Ventilation (CCV) filter element, and cleaning of the
EGR Cooler. The procedure for clearing and resetting the
“Perform Service” indicator message is located in the
appropriate Service Information.
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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7,500 Miles (12,000 km) or 6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
142
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
15,000 Miles (24,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
143
22,500 Miles (36,000 km) or 18 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace if necessary.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
144
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
30,000 Miles (48,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the wheel bearings.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Check the transfer case fluid (4x4).
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid (Chassis Cab Only).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
145
37,500 Miles (60,000 km) or 30 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
146
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
45,000 Miles (72,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as necessary.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
147
52,500 Miles (84,000 km) or 42 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
148
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
60,000 Miles (96,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the wheel bearings.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid and sump filter (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, fleet, or frequent trailer towing (Ram
Truck Only).
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add if necessary.
❏ Change the transfer case fluid (4x4).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
149
67,500 Miles (108,000 km) or 54 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as necessary.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
❏ Replace Crankcase Ventilation Filter (CCV).
❏ Clean EGR Valve (Ram Truck – California, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Oregon Only).
❏ Clean EGR Cooler (Ram Truck Only)**.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
150
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
75,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, if not replaced at 97,500 miles (157 000 km).
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
151
82,500 Miles (132,000 km) or 66 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
152
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
90,000 Miles (144,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as required.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the wheel bearings.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Check the transfer case fluid (4x4).
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid (Chassis Cab Only).
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
153
97,500 Miles (157,000 km) or 78 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Flush and replace engine coolant.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Flush and replace power steering fluid (3500 Ram Truck Only).
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
154
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
105,000 Miles (168,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 60 months.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as required.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Flush and replace power steering fluid.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
155
112,500 Miles (180,000 km) or 90 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as required.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
156
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
120,000 Miles (192,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the wheel bearings.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid and sump filter (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) (Ram Truck Only).
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the transfer case fluid (4x4).
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
157
127,500 Miles (204,000 km) or 102 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
158
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
135,000 Miles (216,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect drive belt, replace as required.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect brake linings.
❏ Inspect and adjust parking brake if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Replace Crankcase Ventilation Filter (CCV).
❏ Clean EGR Valve (Ram Truck Only).
❏ Clean EGR Cooler (Ram Truck Only).
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
159
142,500 Miles (228,000 km) or 114 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be
changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System within 7,500 miles
(12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and
engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
160
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
150,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏ When prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator System, the engine oil and filter must be changed. If not prompted by the Engine Oil Indicator
System within 7,500 miles (12 000 km) or six months since the last oil and filter change, change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Check the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, refill if necessary (Chassis Cab Only).
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace fuel filter element.
❏ Adjust valve lash clearance.
❏ Lubricate front drive shaft fitting (4x4).
❏ Lubricate outer tie rod ends.
❏ Inspect the wheel bearings.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months, if not replaced at 97,500 miles (157 000 km).
❏ Inspect the front (4x4) and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Check the transfer case fluid (4x4).
❏ Change automatic transmission fluid (Chassis Cab Only).
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime
a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all
receipts.
* This maintenance is not required if belt was previously
replaced.
**The EGR Cooler maintenance will be covered by the
manufacturer only at this maintenance interval, for vehicles in California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Mexico, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Oregon,
and Rhode Island.
CAUTION!
***The manufacturer highly recommends that all
cooling system service, maintenance, and repairs be
performed by your local authorized dealer.
161
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident
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INDEX
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner
Filter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,128
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116,117
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,135
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . 132
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Charge Air Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . 21
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Blanket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,115 Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 118
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,119
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . 116,133
Diesel Exhaust Brake . . .
Diesel Fuel . . . . . . . . . .
Diesel Fuel Requirements
Bulk Storage of . . . . .
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Diesel Fuel System, Re-Priming . . . .
Dipsticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Draining Fuel/Water Separator Filter
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110
100
104
119
104
106
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Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,70
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . 22
Emergency, In Case of
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,59
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Idling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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INDEX
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,133 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 133
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,85
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,85,133
Exhaust Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Filters
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,104,133
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Gasoline (Fuel)
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Gauges
Fluid Level Checks
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
INDEX
Oil Pressure .
Speedometer
Tachometer .
Voltmeter . .
Gear Ranges . .
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Idle Up Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . .
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . .
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66,71,77
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Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Lights
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator)
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Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . 14
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . 13
Locks
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
21 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
15 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
18 Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
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INDEX
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Noise Control
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Tampering Prohibited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Noise Emission Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,129
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,104,133
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,73
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,73
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,139
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Perform Service Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power
Take-Off Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Take-Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
PTO (Power Take-Off) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
INDEX
169
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . 116,118
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Starting Procedures (Diesel Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Steering
Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Resetting Perform Service Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Seat Belts
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 116,133 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Tires
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,75
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tow/Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,46 Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Traction Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,59
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INDEX
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,70
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,76
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,51
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . 13
Water Separator, Diesel Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
Chrysler Group LLC
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