Why does my 2001 Ram 1500 5.2L v8 bang at about 40mph every now and then?

Asked by Mar 18, 2015 at 06:55 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

It happened twice. At about 35-40mph, like
when it was shifting from 3rd to 4th, the
truck made a loud bang like something
slammed underneath and jerked it forward a
little, about 2 seconds later, again and then it
was fine. It did it once before a couple
weeks ago. I am getting a tranny flush
tomorrow at the dodge dealer cause I know
it needs it. But I also think the plenum pan
gasket could possibly be blown. I feel like it
is consuming a little oil. I am trying to
remove the air filter housing but there is one
piece connecting at the bottom with a
rubber washer or something between it and
it won't come loose. I am trying to see if I
can see oil pooled up which is for sure sign
of the gasket being blown. It's got 77k miles
on it and is clean as can be. Nice truck and
would love to figure this out. It scares me a
little. Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks for your time guys

3 Answers

209,805

If your leaking trans fluid, then yes, you might have some inconsistent shifts. If your having the fluid replaced tomorrow , have the garage repair the leak first, no sense getting it all apart to find you can't do anything about it IMO.

It's not leaking a drop of fluid. The only thing I noticed was my oil is a tad low which I feel is due to a blown plenum pan gasket

Mine did that. It was the timing chain jumping the cogs on the gear.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • automatic to standard conversion 11 answers

    i have a 96 ram 1500 with an automatic trans, i just bought another 96 with a blown 318 and the 5 speed trans, i bought the truck for the lift kit it has so i can put it my truck, but i also decided i...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Car Customization

  • Have a Dodge Ram 1500 w/ 5.7 L Hemi. Mpg is 11.4. How can I make it more fuel efficient? 48 answers

    Everything is factory. What can I do to up mpg?

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab LB

    -

    Car Customization

  • Hemi MDS 228 answers

    I was wondering if anyone other than me absolutely hates the MDS system in their Hemi engines. Does anyone know how to disable it without having to by a Diablo Predator tuner? I know you can cut and c...

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Car Customization

  • whats the biggest tire i can put on my 96 ram 1500 sport 4x4? 9 answers

    well the other day i went to my local adirondack tire looking for new tires i was looking for tires in the range of a 295/75 /16 but he told me the largest tire i could put on my rig before i had stee...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Car Customization

  • What is the Max towing Capacity of a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L V8 Magnum? 6 answers

    What is the Max towing Capacity of a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L V8 Magnum 2WD ? Need to know i plan on buying a 20-30foot traval Trailer to live in as a home.

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 12,810 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,390
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,110
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,362 Great Deals out of 205,060 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,545 Great Deals out of 147,462 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
174 Great Deals out of 5,580 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,140 Great Deals out of 57,188 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Tundra
650 Great Deals out of 27,802 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
741 Great Deals out of 32,546 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Dakota
110 Great Deals out of 4,344 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
458 Great Deals out of 42,344 listings starting at $2,800
Used Dodge Ram 3500
87 Great Deals out of 2,419 listings starting at $5,000
Used Ford Mustang
727 Great Deals out of 38,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,057 Great Deals out of 32,284 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 1,484 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,209 listings starting at $5,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $2,793
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 1,621 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 1,463 listings starting at $2,750