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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1995 Dodge Ram 2500

1995 Dodge Ram 2500

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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

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.

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.

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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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, s...

1995 Dodge Ram 2500 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


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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions and Answers

RichardW, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9L V8, Sebring, FL

My model is 4x4, SLT Laramie. Transmission hesitates every time I start it up, put it in gear, hold brake, bring up the rpm's, torque converter fills up and it engages. Stop at go and sometime...

NewDodgeMan, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9L V8, Grovetown, GA

95 dodge ram 2500 is spewing black smoke. I'm only getting about 3 miles to the gallon and it's pretty consistant wihile driving at a steady pace. Fumes smell really bad and I failed emis...

melody, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, V10, Arimo, ID

just changed engine now the 4 wheel drive doesn't work and it grinds going into second gear what is wrong? how do i fix it?

jthaxton22, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, V10, Nicholson, GA

how do install a brake light switch? I'm not sure how to lock it in,

gtpartin, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, Diesel, Wimauma, FL

cleaned drain thru firewall, but still have leak around firewall on inside of cab.

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