1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsWorn 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.
If the engine cranks but does not start, or starts and stalls, the fuses should be inspected, especially the power door locks fuse. The power door lock fuse provides power to a module that sends the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) the "OK to start" signal.
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...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions96 dodge 3.9 keeps stalling after warms up. please help. got to be simple. (1 answer)
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.
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?
#1 Is that my PCV valve?
#2 What size vacuum line is that?...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 RecallsChrysler 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 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 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.