1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Dodge Ram 1500

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Multiple Coolant Leaks

Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.

Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak

On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.

Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the camshaft position sensor may fail and cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft sensor will require replacement.

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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Wires under dash had caught on fire and melted wires. I cant find the complete under dash wiring harness. Or how to repair burt melted wires (1 answer)

if I put over 5gals in the fuel take it leaks (1 answer)

Dark smoke blowing out of air vents (1 answer)

I smelled something burning, then dark smoke started blowing out of the air vents. The AC was on at the time. I stopped and open the hood. There was nothing visible. The smoke cleared, but the burn smell continued for a couple of days. AC is working, but not blowing strong

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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1999 Dodge Rams Due to Corrosion on the Secondary Hood Latch

Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models in areas that use road salt because corrosion of the return spring on the hood secondary latch could cause the mechanism to bind in the "release position." This may cause the hood to open unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch.

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1996 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Throttle Cable

Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines because the throttle cable could unravel (fray) or break, which may cause a loss of throttle control. A throttle that does not return to idle may lead to unexpected acceleration. Dealers will inspect and replace the throttle cable and upper bell crank lever.

Chrysler Recalls 1994-1996 Dodge Rams Due to Overheating Ignition Switch and Wiring

Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 light duty pickup trucks because they were built with an ignition switch and wiring that may overheat. Dealers will install a relay and overlay harness.

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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

Run good all exect for the problem I've just stared have about 3 weeks ago with it wanting to jump,or miss when iam in a high gear in low rpms. But I've all so have had my dodge for 5 years and have just about replaced everything except the motor and some sencors.
My 1994 Dodge 1500 4x4 has been an incredible truck. I bought my truck five years ago, when i got it, it only had 189,000 miles on it and now its got 312,000 miles on. Ive never had the notorious transmission problems ive also got the 5.9 V8 in my truck, but now im looking at a 2500 Cummins 5.9 i cant wait to get it
This is my first car, i bought it off of its original owners, with 93K on it, it is 3 years latter and now has 117000 miles, and the AC is out, the paint on the canape is peeling, my breaks have blown, it has had a coolant and oil leak...and the steering is off by about 3-5 degrees. but! it has never left me stranded, even when my back brakes blew a leak and emptied my break fluid i could still...

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