1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Starts, Runs till warmed up, Dies. What to do?

I have a 2002 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L, truck will cold start run for 10 minutes until its warmed up then die and it wont start again until its cold again. replaced ignition coil because i had no spark there after it died and that didn't fix it. I have fuel pressure and a full charge on the battery. no codes with computer from NAPA. Any idea's before I buy a new ignition control and crankshaft sensor?

I replaced the crankshaft sensor and the truck r...

Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.

Worn or Mis-Indexed Distributor Shaft Can Cause Surging/Bucking on Acceleration

A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the oil pump drive gear can cause similar symptoms because it allows excessive free play in the distributor drive. The distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced if the rotor tip moves back-and-forth more than 3/16th of an inch when checking drive gear free play.

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Picture model of the gas tank and the filler neck (1 answer)

Specific diagram of the connection between gas tank and Rubber Necking that's clamped to the filler neck

96 dodge 3.9 keeps stalling after warms up. please help. got to be simple. (2 answers)

i've changed cranck position sencor and still runs find tell warms up. the check engine light comes on and goes off took it to get codes read they said it was o2 sencor. put on two different coils. new cap roter plugs roter. thanks for your help in this matter.

Is this my PCV Valve? Also what size is this vacuum line? (1 answer)


I have a 1996 Dodge Ram and I think my PCV Valve might need to be replaced. Can someone tell me if #1 in the picture is my PCV valve?

Also how would I find out the vacuum line size in #2 that I need to replace?

In Picture
#1 Is that my PCV valve?

#2 What size vacuum line is that?...

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1996 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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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

the dodge that i own now has been in my family since i was little my father bought it for 5000 from a used dealership in 1999 with about 45000 miles and i have owned it for the last 2 years and it currently has 250000 miles on it the only problems that it ever had was a worn out fuel pump and a broken oil seal that leaks almost a whole quart a week and as a 18 year old i run it hard and go mudd...
ive had this 96 xcab 4x4 5 speed for 11 years now it had 40000 on it when i bought it now has 204000 2nd clutch 3 water pumps 1 power steering hose fuel pump this year moved from vt to texas pulling an overloaded trailer made it no problem 318 little under powered at times all in all i love this truck buy the way the engine hes never been apart orginal starter and alternator dodge did good on t...
not exactly perfect but its a good american car. i just have a question and was wondering if anyone knows how to install the rear main seals on the truck. i was told i had to drop my trany which im not to sure i have to go to that extreme. also my rear axle seal is broke. but i have that under control. please any inputs on the rear main seal.

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