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.
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.
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