2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Exhaust Manifold Repair in Tualatin, Oregon 97062
I need to still be able to use my vehicle. Can I just drive my 1500 Ram if I have this problem?
We cannot recommend this at all. If you are due for a smog inspection then you will fail it. It could also cause major damage to your vehicle as well. You could end up with damage to your exhaust valves and your catalytic converter. It also can cause a massive reduction in your Ram’s fuel mileage.
What happens when my exhaust manifold is going wrong? What should I expect my Ram to do?
Black smoke is one of the things that most people notice when they accelerate. If you hear a tapping sound then your exhaust manifold is probably corroded and about to crack. Your check engine light is another thing that should show up. Of course, you may have your muffler and exhaust pipe hanging from your vehicle. If you do then you will it may, eventually, cause your exhaust manifold gasket to leak.
How soon should I start worrying about my exhaust manifold?
Many exhaust manifolds actually last the service life of the vehicle or Dodge Ram 1500 in this case. If your engine vehicle is hot because of imbalanced air-fuel ratios then you can have leaks no matter what sort of mileage you have on your vehicle. Also, the need to replace one of these happens faster the older the vehicle is in age.
How do you figure out that this thing, the exhaust manifold, is a problem?
If your vehicle is not showing any of the typical signs then the smoke can be tested. However, most of the vehicles with this problem will have telltale symptoms such as leaks, burned components, or black marks. You may also hear a ticking sound or smell the exhaust.
What else should I be thinking about in regards to my exhaust manifold?
The heat from the systems can and will make the metal brittle. This is the reason why an older vehicle is more prone to have problems with an exhaust manifold. You may have to replace your fasteners in this situation as well.
Where is this thing located, anyway? I hear about it a lot but I don’t know where it is in my vehicle.
You can find the exhaust manifold between your Dodge Ram’s catalytic converter and the engine cylinder head.
What does the exhaust manifold do, exactly?
The exhaust manifold has the job of collecting the exhaust gas when it leaves your Ram’s cylinder head.
What should I do if I don’t have the money for this fix? I’d like to get it done as soon as possible because this is my daily driver. I need it to work as soon as possible.
We work with a company that approves around 95% of the people who walk in through the front door regardless of what their finances look like at the time. All you need is 25 dollars and a bank account. If you have those two things then the program is highly likely to approve you as well. All you have to do is have a conversation with us and we will help you figure out what the program can do for you. Visit us in store or call us to find out more about the program.
How do I contact you to talk about my 2009 Dodge Ram and its problems? Do I call? Do I write? What do I do?
Call us by dialing 503-692-0846 and talk to us during regular business hours. If you would rather see us in person then go to 19460 SW 89th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062 during regular business hours to talk to us in person.