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Ram 5500 Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is usually a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is exceedingly crucial. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the basic ingredient in the well-known term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be combined to create the apt coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water increased, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being increased to the engine system. Give the experts at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Ram has developed its own coolant or requires a peculiar coolant that is unique to individual years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including blue, green, yellow, purple red, and orange. It is troublesome to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Innumerable models will not be curious even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Mike Shaw CDJR offers a collection of coolant flush coupons to help you save straightaway. To pay cash for all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram directly at a marvelous price.

Ram 5500 Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three cooperative services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of sediment, particles, corrosion,and rust
  • Refilling the system with the appropriate coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the entire system thoroughly

How much coolant does a Ram 5500 take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly various level of coolant. To see the apparent sum vital you should always check your Ram 5500 owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avert burns, make confident your vehicle engine is amiable before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does Ram 5500 use?

There are frequent types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's fundamental to reference your Ram 5500 owner's manual for the specific type of coolant fundamental and the particular intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Ram 5500 trained service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make convinced the factual coolant is used. Give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call today!

What happens if my Ram 5500 runs out of coolant?

Your Ram 5500 doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a definite percentage assortment or your Ram 5500 engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant altogether due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my Ram 5500?

Common symptoms that your Ram 5500 needs a coolant flush are:

  • Coolant will naturally leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your temperature gauge will learn well above regular with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Your heater may prohibit working
  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Sediment or rust will be apparent in the coolant
  • Sometimes, albeit implausible, you'll be correct to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine

What color coolant does Ram 5500 use?

It's breathtaking to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are usually orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are usually green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be convinced to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When browsing for the right coolant for your Ram 5500, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you're using the right coolant is to send your Ram 5500 to Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or give us a call at 9702364701. Schedule service online and use one of our frequent coolant flush coupons to save straightaway.

How often should you change coolant in a Ram 5500?

Typically, you should have your Ram 5500 coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted correctly. It's critical to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause astonishing damage. When it comes to your Ram 5500 engine, it's alluring reliable than sorry.

How long does Ram 5500 coolant last?

How often you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Interestingly enough, up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not recommended for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be replenished, check your Ram 5500 maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram a call at 9702364701 now and ask one of our factory-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.