Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)
Not surprisingly, there have been comments by those
unfamiliar with the truck (prospective new/used buyers, Internet, truck shows)
that the Turbo Diesel certainly has its share of problems. To them,
no doubt, the grass looks greener on the other side.
Although some will dwell on the problems, the majority of
owners take initiative to solve/correct, anticipate/prepare for a future
situation. Thats what the TDR is all about!
Thanks to the TDR membership group and the support from
DaimlerChrysler and Cummins we are equipped with answers and solutions, rather
than wonderment and isolation that would exist without a support group. My
thanks goes out to the TDR members for being a supportive membership group.
With the brief introduction out of the way, this is our
review of Dodge Technical Service Bulletins issued in the previous years. For a
given calendar year, all Dodge vehicle TSBs are published in book format and
are available for purchase in July/August. As a service, we purchase the TSB
directory and then search through the book for only those bulletins relating to
the Turbo Diesel truck.
We respect Copyright laws. The
bulletins are, therefore, summarized and presented for your use. Should
the summary cover a problem you are having with your truck, we suggest that you
contact your Dodge dealer for a complete copy of the bulletin.
As an additional service, we have
taken an extra step and organized the information from that directory by model
year instead of by issue date. That way you can see all of the TSBs applicable
to your truck without having to look through the TSBs for other model years.
An example is TSB #09-003-01, regarding the use of engine oil
additives/supplements in your Cummins engine. That TSB was issued in March of
2001 but is applicable to all models all the way back to 1989. If you were
using the TSB directory you would have had to look at the 2001 TSBs to find
that information for your 1989. Here, you just have to look at the 1989
information and you'll find later bulletins that apply.
In an effort to consolidate the TSBs for the magazine, we
use the same index system categories as DaimlerChrysler. Below are the index
A note concerning the TSBs and their use: the bulletins are
intended to provide dealers with the latest repair information. Often the TSB
is vehicle identification number (VIN) specific. VIN data on the Chrysler
service network helps the dealer in his service efforts. A TSB is not an
1989-2012 Technical Service Bulletins
PDF file. (1.1 meg.)