1990 Dodge Ram




1990 Dodge Ram

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    The Ram pickup is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC ( formerly Chrysler . Also in , Dodge reintroduced the Club Cab, equipped with fold-out jump seats for the models. Entry was made through the.

    Exclusive Dodge Ram Pickup Review from Consumer Guide Auto. Includes yearly updates, specifications, road test ratings and trouble spots.

    1990 Dodge Ram

    1990 Dodge Ram

    Our editors test drive and thoroughly evaluate virtually every new car, truck, minivan, and SUV sold in America. Ratings values are on a scale, with 10 being the best. Retrieved 20 April Direct comparisons are difficult as the axles are made with completely different metallurgy. Radius 10 mi 25 mi 50 mi 75 mi mi.

    1990 Dodge Ram

    1990 Dodge Ram

    1990 Dodge Ram

    1990 Dodge Ram

    1990 Dodge Ram

    Dodge Ram Pickup | Consumer Guide Auto

    Previously, Ram was part of the Dodge line of light trucks. The name Ram was first used in — Dodge Trucks, then returned on the redesigned Ram and Power Ram, following the retiring and rebadging of the Dodge D Series pickup trucks as well as B-series vans. Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year five times; the second-generation Ram won the award in , the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty won the award in , the fourth-generation Ram Heavy Duty won in and the fourth-generation Ram won in and The first-generation Ram trucks and vans introduced in featured a Ram hood ornament first used on Dodge vehicles from to Dodge kept the previous generation's model designations: Just like Ford , Dodge used to indicate a half-ton truck, for a three-quarter-ton truck, and for a one-ton truck.

    The truck models were offered in standard cab, "Club" extended cab, and crew cab configurations. They also were offered along with 6. Externally, the first-generation Rams were facelifted versions of the previous generation Dodge D-Series pickups introduced in The new model introduced larger wraparound tail lamps , dual rectangular headlamps , and squared-off body lines.

    1990 Dodge Ram

    Engine choices were pared down to the Slant-6 and and V8s. The interior was updated and included a new bench seat and a completely new dashboard and instrument cluster with an optional three-pod design - a speedometer in the center, with the two side pods containing an ammeter on the top left, a temperature gauge bottom left, a fuel gauge on the top right and an oil pressure gauge bottom right. Models without the full gauge package had only indicator lights in the place of the temperature and oil pressure gauges.

    The "Club Cab" was dropped from the lineup after , but Dodge kept the tooling and re-introduced nearly a decade later in the models. The four-door crew cab and Utiline beds were dropped after the model year, to make room on the assembly line for the upcoming Dodge Dakota , and were never reintroduced in this generation. Basic Ram models were reintroduced for , replacing the previous "Miser" trim level available on the Ram A "Ram-Trac" shift-on-the-fly transfer case was added for the 's Power Rams, and both the crew cab and Utiline flared bed were dropped for In the Slant-6 engine was replaced by a 3.

    1990 Dodge Ram

    Because of a new computer controlled fuel injection, ignition and ABS system, more vehicle information needed to be displayed through any warning or notification lights; so inside the cab where a small compartment was once located on the dash, a new "message center" with four small rectangular light spots, contained the check engine light and other tell-tales including one for the parking brake and the ABS if the truck was so equipped.

    The message center later included "Wait to Start" and "Water in Fuel" lights on diesel models. Diagnostic fault codes were stored in the computer's memory, and cycling the ignition key three times would allow the computer to flash the trouble codes through the check-engine light for diagnosis of some problems.

    The Ram model designation was dropped and these models folded back into the range for , due to the introduction and sales success of the Dodge Dakota pickup. Additionally, the instrument cluster was slightly revised; the ammeter was replaced by a voltmeter while maintaining the 3-pod arrangement of the speedometer and gauges.

    1990 Dodge Ram

    Also in , Dodge reintroduced the Club Cab, equipped with fold-out jump seats for the models. Entry was made through the passenger or driver's doors, as there were no rear doors for this configuration. Part of this was due to the dated cab and chassis design which had been in production since , there was no powerful diesel option until , and there was no big-block gas V8 option.

    Additionally, the interior had been given few updates since For , the 5. Additionally, Dodge introduced a new overdrive automatic transmission for reduced fuel consumption.

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