Culprit for Slow Leak Revealed - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Culprit for Slow Leak Revealed

by Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor on November 12, 2015

Last week, Edmunds Car Czar Mike Schmidt noticed the left rear tire on our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was running about five psi low. He added the appropriate air and figured we'd see what happened over the weekend with the truck in the hands of social media guru Travis Langness.

Come Monday, that same left tire was down four psi again. Clearly a slow leak, but a leak nonetheless.  

I took it straight to my local Allen Tire shop to see what was up.   

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

I got there after 5 p.m. but they were happy to get right on it. Turns out, this little bugger of a nail was stuck in there. A quick fix and $25 later, the Ram was back on the road.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The tire pressures still weren't quite right at all four corners, so the next morning I reset each tire to the proper 39 psi cold with my digital gauge.

Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 44,016 miles

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