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1995 Dodge Ram 1500

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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.

Engine -- Verified

On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, May 19, 1997

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1997 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because under certain high load conditions, the transmission fluid temperature can exceed the melting point of the material used in the connector. If this happens, fluid may spray onto the exhaust manifold, which can cause a fire. Dealers will replace the high temperature side of the transmission fluid cooler line connector fittings with connectors that incorporate a stainless steel retainer.

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Drive Train, December 27, 1999

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with manual transmissions, V-10 engines, and 4WD transfer cases. Under max load while climbing a steep grade in hot weather, the hydraulic clutch line may overheat and possibly rupture. This may cause the fluid to ignite, which may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the hydraulic clutch assembly.

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Drive Train, August 3, 2001

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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.

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Engine, April 6, 1998

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Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1996 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with gasoline engines because the fuel tank mounted rollover valve may allow liquid fuel to leak onto the ground. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank rollover valve with a float type rollover valve.

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Suspension & Steering, July 17, 1995

Summary: WHILE MAKING A TURN, THE EXTRA KEYS ON A VEHICLE OPERATOR'S KEY RING CAN BECOME TEMPORARILY LODGED IN THE SCREW ACCESS HOLES IN THE BACK COVER OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions and Answers

rodey, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, Lake Linden, MI

where is the ambient sensor on the 1995 dodge ram with 360 eng

rodey, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, Lake Linden, MI

hi guys could you please tell me where to find the idle control valve on a 1995 dodge ram with a 5.9 360 eng and is that the same as the fast idle if not where is that located

waste53, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L V8, Molino, FL

the speedometer quit working and i would like to replace or fix it. what steps do i need to take. thanks waste53

rollingover1, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L V8, Gardner, MA

I check the fuel pressure,spark,compression test,crankshaft position senor, still does not want to start. It just about starts when you hold the pedal down.I don't know want to do next. rick

rodey, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, Lake Linden, MI

why at times my truck wants to stall and smell bad in the cab and some times it will shut right off but start right back up,can you help

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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

there is a leakage between engine and gear box and the jack when the speed meter is getting 100km per hour.I wanted to know the cause of the problem.

i have a 1995 doge ram 1500 it gets 27 miles to a gallon of gas. just can't find the part i need to get the brake and abs lights off so it won't pass inspection. haveing a lot of truble because they don't make the part any more. love my truck it still runs and drives like a new one it has 173,000 miles on it.

We bought a dodge ram 1500 series, and we have over 200,000 miles on it and now we need a rear end, which is the fault of my own for the mistreatment in hauling this and that. I want to know when do I have to worry about replacing the engine. Some say pretty soon because of the mileage already on my engine. The truck runs great and is the best at getting things done. I want to keep my truck running great but want to be aware of problems before hand. If you know about engine spect. please respond.

my ac and heater will not switch it throws som ac but not a lot

This is my second Dodge ram 1500. My first one was a 2001, v6 with auto transmission. I had it over 5 years and only replaced tires and oil changes. Best vehicle I ever owned. But it was totaled by a f5 tornado in May. Needing another vehicle, I bought a 1995 Dodge ram 1500. This one has the 318 engine and standard transmission, which I liked. But being that I bought this from someone careless with cars... The rear axle went out, replaced it. The ball joints also got replaced as they were severely worn. Then it was idling bad, discovered several open vacuum lines, and the egr valve was not only dead, but had open lines. Fixed what I could, then took it to a auto shop where they told me the computer was out, and now have to bring this to a dealer to replace the computer and whatever else is wrong with it.Lesson learned: don't buy a vehicle from an irresponsible person

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