Engine compartment fires

Asked by May 03, 2012 at 03:03 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

Any reported engine compartment fires?  No recent work done on the truck and it ran great.

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This is not a common problem on the 2008 Dodge. Did you find what caused it?

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What were the circumstances of the previous problems?

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There is an 06 at a local junkyard to me that had a fire.

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mine did catch on fire to in the back of the motor there is a crank shaft position sensor. wen it gets wet it makes a short wen the short gets to hot it catches fire. .... how to tell wen this happens is wen the radio cuts on and off by its self most often the truck will put itself in 4 wheel drive by its self spitting and sputtering of motor and gas smell. this part is about 50 bucks to replace there is a recal on tis see owners manual to fix properly

My 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 caught fire last week at 180,000 miles. No modifications made to the vehicle. I drove about 7 miles round trip to the post office and returned home. I parked on the street and went in to make lunch. Sat down and opened Facebook to see a notification from our local page that a truck on our street was on fire. I walked out to see what what was going on and saw the Leander Fire Department putting out the fire in my truck. The Chief seemed to think it started by the master cylinder. I can't imagine what would have happened if it had occurred while I was at the Post Office with my dogs inside or if had been parked in our driveway where the house most likely would have caught fire.

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