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Watch this video to learn how to jack your 2009-2018 Dodge RAM 1500.

Jacking Your 2009-2018 Dodge RAM 1500: What You Need

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Parts Checklist

  • No parts needed for this operation.

Tightening Torques

  • Wheels nuts: 135 Ft-lbs

Tools Checklist

Here’s the toolbox we recommend to repair your Dodge RAM 1500: HM85 85 Piece Ratchet and Socket Set

List of tools:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Note: Ensure your Dodge RAM 1500 is on level ground before attempting to lift it.

Front Lifting:

Step 1: Preparation

  • Turn off your engine and set the parking brake.
  • Loosen wheel nuts if wheel removal is necessary.

Step 2: Use Proper Equipment

  • Gather a jack and a pair of jack stands.

Step 3: Positioning the Jack

  • Insert the jack under the vehicle at door level, resting on the frame rail for a solid lifting base.

Step 4: Lifting and Securing

  • Lift the front of your RAM 1500 using the jack.
  • Place a jack stand under the frame rail.
  • Slowly lower the vehicle onto the jack stand for stability.
  • Optionally, remove the wheel, and for added safety, place it under the vehicle.

Step 5: Repeating for Other Side

  • If lifting both sides, repeat the process for the other side.

Step 6: Lowering to the Ground

  • Put the wheel back on if removed and retighten the nuts.
  • Reposition the jack, lift the vehicle slightly, and remove the jack stand.
  • Gently lower the vehicle to the ground.
  • Finalize the wheel tightening if necessary.

Rear Lifting:

Step 1: Positioning the Jack (Under the Differential)

  • For rear lifting, place the jack under the differential to lift both sides simultaneously.
  • Placing Jack Stand:
  • Put the jack stand under the rear axle.

Step 2: Lifting and Securing

  • Lift the rear of your RAM 1500 using the jack under the differential.
  • Place a jack stand under the rear axle.
  • Slowly lower the vehicle onto the jack stand for stability.

Step 3: Lowering to the Ground

  • Reposition the jack, lift the vehicle slightly, and remove the jack stand.
  • Gently lower the vehicle to the ground.

Step 4: Final Steps

  • You can now safely perform various operations on your RAM 1500.
  • Always follow safety precautions, and remember to retighten wheels after lifting.

Compatible Vehicles

The operation and tools displayed in the video should be available on the following vehicles:

Important Reminders

You must be on ground where your truck will be balanced, where the jack stands cannot slip and especially where your jack can accompany the movement of the truck at the same time as it lifts it.


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