1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsRerouting 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.
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.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 QuestionsI have a 97 DodgeRam 5.2L automatic just replaced tranmy now wont shift properly (1 answer)
Ok so, i have a 1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 with a 5.2L V8 automatic. And i just replaced the transmission, but i haven't been able to start it or drive it yet because for some reason when i go to shift it from (P)park to (R)reverse and then (N)nutural to (D)drive then (2nd) to (1st) it shifts WAY to ...
we can hear a click when we try to roll it down by using the button
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 RecallsChrysler Recalls 1997-1998 Dodge Rams Due to Corroded Throttle Linkage Joints
Chrysler has recalled certain 1997-1998 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines because the throttle linkage joints can corrode and cause the throttle to bind or stick. This may result in a loss of throttle control, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rod ends and ball studs.
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 is recalling certain 1997-2000 Dodge Dakota, 1998-2000 Dodge Durango, and 1997-2001 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because sound deadening material inside the steering wheel may become dislodged and interfere with the clock spring ribbon, which can cause an open electrical circuit. An open circuit in the clock spring will illuminate the air bag warning light and disable the air bag system. With the air bag system disabled, there is an increased chance of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clock spring to correct this concern.