1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500

1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

Numerous Conditions May Cause Engine to Crank But Not Start

If the engine is difficult to start or cranks but does not start, it can be caused by a leak in the return side of the fuel system. This type of leak can allow air to enter the injection pump resulting in starting issues. A rubber hose on the back of the injection pump, connecting the pump to the steel hard line, that can be the source of this type of leak.

Check Engine Light Due to Pinched Leak Detection Pump Vacuum Lines

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.

Inspect for pulley alignment if drive belt is damaged on inside edge
Inspect for pulley alignment if the drive belt is damaged on the inside edge. The crankshaft pulley may become loose on the crankshaft and should be inspected for fit.

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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

The rear main seal is leaking (1 answer)

truck starts and runs great til it warms up why would it do this? (2 answers)

i just replaced the tps iat map and engine coolant sensors on it and did a complete tune up including oil oil filter plugs plug wires air filter thermostat and belt my truck starts and runs great until it warms up then it coughs and spudders and wants to to die and wont idle i have put the code r...

Heat not getting hot in truck (1 answer)

My truck blows really hard when cranked up to the max for the heat, but is very luke warm can this be a thermostat issue or Heater Core?

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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 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 2500 Reviews

I love my 1996 Dodge 2500 HD 4x4. I have lived in a rural area for over 18 years and bought this truck new. I have worked the heck out of it and it keeps going. I bought it new and have never had a bad tought about it!@ Great Vehicle.
I ordered my 96 desiel new, the only disappointment I have is the automatic tranmission. Truck has 180,000 miles on it and the motor has never been messed with other than proper maintenance, the interior has no rips, except for a ding or two the body is great. I have recently rebuilt the front end, expected with the weight of a desiel engine.

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