2001 RAM 1500 maintenance schedule, fluid specifications and capacities

2001-2002 RAM 1500 maintenance schedule

Following a regular maintenance schedule is the most important step for keeping your truck running smoothly. It should be your top priority as not only does it increase reliability and improves fuel economy, but it will also make your truck last longer. All of this saves you money on a long run. As with any other vehicle, the maintenance schedule for your RAM depends on the year it was made. Here, you will find all the data needed for performing regular maintenance on your 2001-2002 Dodge Ram 1500.

Maintenance ScheduleMileage
Replace engine oil & oil filter

 

7.500 miles (under normal driving conditions)

3.750 miles (under severe driving conditions)

Replace fuel filter15.000 miles (under normal driving conditions)

7.500 (miles under severe driving conditions)

Flush engine cooling system30.000 miles / 24 months
Inspect water pump15.000 miles (inspect weep hole for blockage)
Replace automatic transmission fluid & filter (47RE gearbox)30.000 miles
Adjust automatic transmission bands (47RE gearbox)30.000 miles
Replace manual transmission fluid60.000 miles
Replace transfer case fluid

 

120.000 miles (under normal driving conditions)

60.000 miles (under severe driving conditions)

Replace front differential fluid

(4×4 vehicles)

60.000 miles (under severe driving conditions)

30.000 miles (under normal driving conditions)

Replace rear differential fluid60.000 miles (under severe driving conditions)

30.000 miles (under normal driving conditions)

Check and adjust valve lash150.000 miles

 

2001 RAM 1500 oil change interval & fluid specifications

 

FLUIDSPECIFICATIONCAPACITY
Engine oil15W-40 (outside temperature > 10° F)

10W-30 (outside temperature 0 to 30° F)

5W-30 (outside temperature -10 to 0° F)

12.0 qts w/ filter
Engine coolant50/50 mixture MOPAR 68048953AB antifreeze and distilled water~ 6 gallons
Automatic transmission fluidMOPAR ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid14 – 17 qts total
Manual transmission fluid (5 speed)75W-90 Castrol Syntorq4.0 qts
Transfer case fluidMOPAR ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid1.25 qts (NV231HD)

2.3 qts (NV241)

3.25 qts (NV241HD)

Front differential fluidSAE 75W-140 synthetic gear oil3.15 qts
Rear differential fluidSAE 75W-140 synthetic gear oil3.5 qts (DANA70 2WD)

3.9 qts (DANA70 4WD)

3.2 qts (DANA80 2WD)

4.8 qts (DANA80 4WD)