FAQs—Dodge D300 Pickup
My fuel gauge is giving a faulty reading. What is wrong with it?
If your Dodge D300's fuel gauge is giving a faulty reading, there is absolutely something wrong with the gauge itself. However, it can also be caused by a bad instrument voltage regulator, a faulty sending unit, a faulty wiring, or bad ground connection. This is just a problem that can be easily fixed so don't worry too much about it. Just bring it to your trusted vehicle mechanic and he'll fix it in a jiffy.
I heard that transmission failure is quite common for my Dodge D300 Pickup. How do I prevent that from happening?
To prevent your transmission from failing, you should know how to properly maintain it. You can start by regularly checking the transmission fluid in it. The best time to check the fluid level is when the vehicle has warmed up. Too much or too little transmission fluid can cause the transmission to fail, so it is important that it is kept at the right level. You can do that by using the dipstick on your pickup. If you don't know where the dipstick is located, you can check your vehicle's owner's manual to know where it is. Usually, the transmission fluid is pink in color. If it has turned to brown or deep purple, and if you notice a burnt smell coming from it, it is high time to have the fluid replaced. A leaking transmission fluid should be fixed immediately as well. Transmission fluid is very important in the normal operation of your vehicle's transmission, so don't let your transmission run without it.
What is causing the knocking noise coming from my engine?
If you are hearing a knocking noise coming from the engine, especially when you are speeding or if you are hauling a heavy load, it can mean one thing and that is your engine is not able to burn fuel properly. The knocking noise you are hearing is made by the exploding fuel inside the combustion chamber. In an engine's normal course of operation, the fuel should be burning smoothly, not exploding erratically. If the fuel explodes, it means that there's too much heat and compression inside the combustion chamber. These explosions will eventually cause very costly engine damage.
What causes the fuel to explode erratically? It can be because of the carbon build-up inside the combustion chamber. To fix this problem, you are going to have to treat the engine with a top cleaning solution and add a fuel additive that can remove the carbon that has already accumulated inside the combustion chamber. If that does not do the trick, bring it to a vehicle service center and have it cleaned there. Other known causes of erratic fuel explosions are engine overheating, lean fuel and air mixture, or worn out or faulty engine parts.
If you experience this, don't wait for a bigger problem to happen. You should have it fixed immediately to avoid damaging the engine.