Common Issues to Watch Out for with Your Ram TRX

Common Issues to Watch Out for with Your Ram TRX

The Ram TRX is a high-performance pickup truck, and as such, it is likely to encounter some issues that may require attention. Some common issues that have been reported by owners of the Ram TRX include:

1. Front CV Axle- 
The CV (constant velocity) angle refers to the angle of the driveshaft and CV joints as they connect to the transmission and differential. In a vehicle with a solid rear axle, like the Ram TRX, the driveshaft and CV joints are subject to changes in angle as the suspension moves and the vehicle travels over uneven terrain. If the CV angle is incorrect, it can cause problems with the operation of the driveshaft and CV joints. These problems can include a clunking or knocking noise, vibration, and reduced power transmission. Incorrect CV angles can also cause premature wear on the driveshaft and CV joints, leading to costly repairs. There are a few potential causes of CV angle issues in a Ram TRX. One common cause is the use of aftermarket lift kits or other suspension modifications that alter the geometry of the vehicle. Incorrect installation of these components can lead to incorrect CV angles. Another potential cause is wear and tear on the suspension components or CV joints, which can cause the angles to change over time. A detailed video covering CV angle issues and why axles break can be found here.

2. Rear Driveshaft Clunk- A driveline clunk, or thud, is a common problem that can occur in The Ram TRX. This is a mechanical issue that can be caused by a number of factors, including worn or damaged components, loose or improperly tightened hardware, or improper alignment. In a Ram TRX, a driveline clunk may be caused by a problem with the driveshaft itself, the universal joints that connect the driveshaft to the transmission and differential, or the differential itself. It could also be caused by an issue with the transmission or the suspension.

3. Uconnect Operation- The Uconnect system is the infotainment system used in many Ram vehicles, including the TRX. It is a multimedia system that integrates a variety of functions, including navigation, audio, and connectivity, into a single interface.

Like any complex electronic system, the Uconnect system in a Ram TRX can occasionally experience issues. Some common problems that have been reported by users include:

Difficulty connecting to Bluetooth or other devices
Incorrect or outdated navigation information
Random reboots or freezes
Poor sound quality from the audio system
If you are experiencing issues with your Ram TRX's Uconnect system, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the problem. First, try restarting the system by turning the vehicle off and then back on again. This can sometimes resolve minor issues. You can also try updating the Uconnect software by visiting a dealership or by downloading the latest update from the Ram website.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, it is possible that there is a more serious problem with the Uconnect system that requires professional diagnosis and repair. In this case, it is recommended to bring your vehicle to a Ram dealership or a certified mechanic for further evaluation.

4. Suspension sag while towing- The Ram TRX has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds when properly equipped. If you are towing a load that exceeds this capacity, it can put undue stress on the suspension and lead to problems like suspension sag. It is important to ensure that you are not exceeding the manufacturer's recommended towing capacity for your vehicle. Why? Over time, the suspension components can wear out or become damaged, which can reduce the ability to support the added weight of a trailer or other load. If the suspension components in your Ram TRX are worn or damaged, they may need to be repaired or replaced. The Ram TRX is a high-performance pickup truck that is designed for off-road use. Although it can tow, the suspension system is not designed for heavy loads. If you are towing a heavy load and experiencing suspension sag, we would suggest adding load distribution bars or beefing up the suspension system for towing. However, keep in mind this may impact the performance capability of the truck.
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