Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500 Series)

1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.

2. Position the jack and tools into bracket assembly.

Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw. Snap tools into bracket assembly clips.

Install the jack into bracket assembly and turn the jack-turn-screw clockwise until jack is snug into bracket assembly.

Jacking And Tire Changing
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly

3. Place the jack and tool bracket assembly in the storage position holding the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip the jack and tools under the seat so that the bottom slot engages into the fastener on the floor.

Jacking And Tire Changing
Jack Hold Down Fastener

NOTE: Ensure that the jack and tool bracket assembly slides into the front hold down location.

4. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.

Reinstall the plastic cover.

Jacking And Tire Changing
Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)

Hub Caps/Wheel Covers - If Equipped

The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle off the ground.

CAUTION! Use extreme caution when removing the front and rear center caps. Damage can occur to the center cap and/or the wheel if screwdriver type tools are used. A pulling motion, not a pry off motion, is recommended to remove the caps.

For single rear wheel (SRW) models, use the flat blade on the end of the lug wrench to pull the hub cap off. Insert the blade end into the pull off notch and carefully pull the hub cap off with a back and forth motion.

On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW), you must first remove the hub caps. The jack handle driver has a hook at one end that will fit in the pull off notch of the rear hub caps. Position the hook and pull straight out on the ratchet firmly. The hub cap should pop off. The wheel skins can now be removed. For the front hub cap, use the flat blade on the end of the lug wrench to pull the caps off. The wheel skin can now be removed.

CAUTION!

  • Use a pulling motion to remove the hub cap. Do not use a twisting motion when removing the hub cap, damage to the hub cap; finish may occur.
  • The rear hub caps on the dual rear wheel has two pull off notches. Make sure that the hook of the jack handle driver is located squarely in the cap notch before attempting to pull off.

You must use the flat end of the lug wrench to pull off the wheel skins. Locate the hub cap pull notches (2 notches on each cap). Insert the flat tip completely and using a back and forth motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.

Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When replacing the hub caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lug nut bolt circle and strike the high side down with a rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins are firmly seated around the wheel.

Hoisting

A conventional floor jack may be used at the jacking locations. Refer to the graphics that show jacking locations.

However, a floor jack or frame hoist must never be used on any other parts of the underbody.

CAUTION! Never use a floor jack directly under the differential housing of a loaded truck or damage to your vehicle may result.

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