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2003 Dodge Ram Truck Technical Service Bulletins

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Technical Service Bulletins and Service Campaigns
2003 DH/DR/D1 - Ram Pickup All Groups / All Engines

      Group: 02 - Suspension


  Group: 03 - Rear Axle

  03-002-02 Use of Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant
  03-003-04 Launch Shudder
  03-004-04 Axle Whine

  Group: 05 - Brakes

  05-008-03 Superseded by TSB 05-003-04
  05-003-04 1500 Brake Shudder or Vibration

  Group: 06 - Clutch

  06-001-03 Rattle Sound From Transmission When Idling

  Group: 08 - Electrical

  08-016-02 Horn Chirp and Erroneous Alarm
  08-023-02 AM Radio Reception
  08-004-03 Flash: Electro Mech. Instr. Cluster - erroneous indicator lamps
  08-007-03 Alternator Mounting Bracket Cracked
  08-008-03 Compact Disc (CD) Loading & Ejecting for 6 Disc Radio (RBQ)
  08-019-03 Lamp Out Indicator With Aftermarket Pick Up Box Installation
  08-028-03 Radio CD ERR Message
  08-031-03 Diesel PCM Connector Corroded - Sets MIL Light
  08-027-04 Safety Systems - Vehicle Modifications/Repair
  08-015-05 Powertrain Control Module Initialization
  08-024-05 Radio Communication Equipment Installation Recommendations

  Group: 09 - Engine

  09-005-04 Growling Sound On Accelleration
  09-006-04 Low Engine Oil Pressure At Start Up In Temperatures below
  09-004-06 Accessory Drive Belt Chirp At Shut Down

  Group: 13 - Frame and Bumpers

  13-001-03 Frame Alterations

  Group: 14 - Fuel
  14-005-02 Fuel Filter/Water Separator Drain Valve Restriction
  14-002-05 Inactive Throttle Body In Cold Ambient Temperatures
  14-003-05 Superseded by TSB 14-003-06
  14-004-05 Electronic Fuel Control (EFC) Actuator Available For Service
  14-003-06 Cummins Diesel Diagnostics

  Group: 18 - Vehicle Performance

  18-019-02a Revision of Flash Process for New Engine Control Module (ECM) from Cummins
  18-020-02 Superseded by TSB 18-037-05
  18-024-02 Incorrect Dual Wheel Identification in VIN, May Effect Replacement Powertrain Control Module Programming
  18-025-02 Erroneous Stored Diagnostic Trouble Codes In The Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM)
  18-035-02 Superseded by TSB 18-013-03
  18-036-02 Superseded by Recall C17
  18-005-03B Flash: Transmission Shift/Speed Control Improvements/Possible MIL Illumination
  18-008-03 Superseded by TSB 18-029-05
  18-013-03 Flash: MIL and/or Engine Throttle Control (ETC) Light Illumination, DTCs, and/or Poor Idle Quality
  18-014-03 Flash: MIL Illumination, Erroneous Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
  18-015-03 ETC Automatic Flash: Powertrain Control Module Shift Quality Improvements
  18-027-03 Flash: No Throttle Response, Lack of Power While Towing and DTC codes P2638/P0700
  18-030-03A Generic Cummins Engine Control Module (ECM) Procedure
  18-037-03 V8 Flash: MIL Illumination, Erroneous DTC's P0116, P2172, P2173
  18-043-03 Superseded by TSB 18-003-04
  18-003-04 Flash: Poor A/C Performance, Slow Fuel Gauge Response, and DTC's P0341 and P1757
  18-013-04 Flash: Transmission Shift/Speed Control Improvements/Possible MIL Illumination
  18-033-04 Generic Cummins Engine Control Module (ECM) Procedure
  18-037-04 Flash: Fuel Economy, White Smoke, Console MPG Accuracy
  18-017-05 Flash: Long Crank Times in Ambient Temperatures Below Freezing
  18-029-05 Co-Pilot Support and Correct Cable Usage
  18-037-05 Flash Programming Failure Recovery Using DRBIII
  18-022-06 Superseded by TSB 18-022-07
  18-022-07 Flash: 5.9L Turbo-Diesel Engine System Enhancements

  Group: 19 - Steering

  19-005-03 Power Steering Fluid Usage
  19-008-03 Diesel Vibration In Steering Column
  19-012-04 Superseded by TSB 19-003-05
  19-003-05 In And Out Movement In Steering Column
  19-008-05A Revised Power Steering System Bleeding Procedures

  Group: 21 - Transmission

  21-002-02 Revised Diagnostic's and Labor Operation Times for RE Transmissions
  21-004-02 3.7L, 4.7L, and 5.7L Clutch Housing and Structural Cover Install.
  21-009-03 Superseded by TSB 21-018-05
  21-004-04 Superseded by TSB 21-010-06
  21-015-05 45RFE / 545RFE Trans - Delayed Engagement Due To Cooler Return Filter Replacement
  21-018-05 Superseded by TSB 21-008-06
  21-008-06 Automatic Transmission Diagnostic Tear Down Procedure
  21-010-06 Automatic Transmission Fluid Usage ATF+4 (Type MS9602)

  Group: 22 - Wheels/Tires

  22-01-97* Discussion about radial tire runout
  22-004-03 Superseded by TSB 22-001-05
  22-001-05 Chrome Wheel Care

  Group: 23 - Body

  23-016-03 Buzzing Or Vibrating Sound Coming From The Front Of The Vehicle
  23-018-03 Instrument Panel Whistle
  23-025-03 Scratched Aftermarket Window Tint
  23-001-04 Bug Deflector Wind Whistle
  23-003-04 Water Leak At Grab Handle
  23-011-04 Bug Deflector Loose/Rattling
  23-005-05 Improved Secondary Door Seal
  23-014-06 Windshield Wiper Blade/Element Maintenance
  23-013-07 Trailer Towing Mirror - New Mirror Glass Locking Tab - New Removal Procedure

  Group: 24 - Heating and Air Conditioning

  24-009-02 AC System Leak Detection
  24-003-03 A/C System Additives
  24-004-03 Defrost Door Inoperative
  24-013-05 A/C Cooling Coil Odor

  Group: 25 - Emissions Control

  25-001-04 Evaporative Systems Service
  25-001-06 Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System Freezes In Extreme Cold Ambient

  Group: 26 - Revisions

  i26-807-02 Owner Manual Addendum - Garage Door Opener
  i26-807me-02 ARABIC: Owner Manual Addendum - Garage Door Opener
  i26-807pr-02 PUERTO RICO: Apéndice del manual del propietario - Dispositivo de apertura de puerta de garaje
  i26-808-02 Owner Manual Addendum - Low Fuel Warning Light
  i26-808me-02 ARABIC: Owner Manual Addendum - Low Fuel Warning Light
  i26-808pr-02 PUERTO RICO: Apéndice del manual del propietario - Luz de advertencia de bajo nivel de gasolina
  26-dr00-03 SMRP - 2003 Model: DR - Group: 00 - Pages: 1, 12A thru 12H
  26-dr19-03 SMRP - 2003 Model: DR - Group: 19 - Pages: 6, 15A
  26-dr8j-03 SMRP - 2003 Model: DR - Group: 8J - Pages: 11

  Group: 28 - Service Campaigns

  D-03-01 US Claim Processsing For Vehicles Originally Built For Sale In Canada
  D-03-23 Warranty Coverage For Light Bulbs And Lamps
  28-b28-02 CSN No. B28 -- Tighten Diesel Engine Cooling Fan
  28-b33-02 CSN No. B33 -- Torque Converter Drain Back Valve
  28-c01-03 CSN No. C01 -- 3/8" Torque Converter Drain Back Valve
  28-c02-03 Safety Recall No. C02 -- Reprogram Diesel Engine Control Module
  28-c17-03 Calif. Emiss. Recall No. C17 -- Reprogram PCM - TCM OBD Calibration
  28-c21-03 Safety Recall No. C21 -- Aluminum Wheels
  28-c42-04 Customer Satisfaction Notification No. C42 -- Powertrain Control Module Connectors
  28-c44-04 Customer Satisfaction Notification No. C44 -- Transmission Cooler Line
  28-ie17-06 Safety Recall E17 - Out-of-Park Alarm System

I would like to thank Bob Bergevin, Arthur Cantrall, Barry Drodge, David Lovell, Bill Maurits, and Steve for supplying the information for these bulletins. And a big thank you goes to Geno's Garage for making possible.


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This page was edited on: July 31, 2007