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Old 11-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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Ok I have a 2002 Ram 1500 but it has the 5.9 L which is why I'm posting this in the 2nd gen section and not the third. Anyway, I seem to be having an issue with a disappearing oil cap. First time I noticed was back in July. I just figured last time I put oil in I forgot to put it on and it fell off. No big deal, I bought a new one and that was that. Well a few months later I was going to check my oil and no oil cap again. I said this is weird but maybe I just forgot to put it on again. So off to the Chrysler parts shop again for another oil cap. Well I popped the hood today and no oil cap, yet again. Now I'm not putting it past myself that I didn't forget to put it back on for a third time, but this just seems to be a little too common for that. I hope I'm just being forgetful but I just wanted to see if anyone else has ever heard of something like this or possibly had a problem like this themselves. I have no idea what would cause the oil cap to come off on its own but like I said it just seems odd. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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I have never experienced that before. Is your oil cap a flanged type or a threaded type?
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It is the flanged type.
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Try putting a rubber-band on it. Get one of the fat ones. It'll keep it from vibrating so much and create a little friction.

Either that or you can take a walk and look right after that bump or railroad track that causes you to move over to avoid it for the smoothest ride.
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I'd probably drill a 1/8 hole on an edge of the cap, and put a little spring thru the hole and anchor the other end of the spring to a ziptie hooked to something stationary. The ziptie is to keep the spring from chafing thru a wire or tube or whatever, as it will vibrate-chafe and wear into whatever
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Thanks guys. I'll have to give those a try. I feel like such an idiot!
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