2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Dodge Ram 2500

2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking

Replacing a pressure solenoid valve in the transmission valve body may fix an issue where the transmission "hunts" between first and second gears. Our technicians report that customers sometimes describe this complaint as surging or bucking.

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.

Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

My wipers work sometimes not all the time, replaced switch didnt work. (2 answers)

My wipers stopped working. Then about 2 weeks later worked for about a week or so then as I was driving (in the rain) they slowed way down went a few more swipes then died again. could turn switch back on/off again. it would go a little bit and now dead. Relaced the wiper switch and that did n...

My vehicle does not go into gear (fwd or rev) when initially sifting from start. (1 answer)

When starting my vehicle and placing it into gear, it does not shift smoothly into either fwd or rev. It delays for 10+ seconds and then shifts hard into gear. What could cause this?

have to turn ignition on and off to go 3 miles (1 answer)

When truck is are you doing or even driving it seems to load up and has no power so if I turn the key off and turn it back on quickly and rev up the rpm it blows white/blue smoke then runs fine for a few miles then key off/on quickly it runs ok I have already replaced the lift pump I have checked...

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 2002-2009 Dodge Rams Due to Defective Wiper Module Assemblies

Chrysler has recalled certain 2002-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion, which may result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability. This may cause reduced visibility for the driver, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings.

Chrysler Recalls 1998-2003 Dodge Rams Due to Short Circuit in ABS Control Module Connector

Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.

Chrysler Recalls 2002 Dodge Rams Due to Possible Brake Line Detachment

Chrysler has recalled certain 2002 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the rear axle flange weld to the axle tube could fatigue, which can allow the brake caliper assembly to rotate. This may cause the brake line to separate from the caliper, which may result in a loss of brake fluid in the rear brake hydraulic system. Dealers will install rear brake caliper reinforcements on the rear axle assemblies.

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Reviews

The 2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel Laramine is possibly my favorite truck I have had thus far. It took every bit of 4x4 ABUSE I threw at it. Hauled some crazy above payload loads I put in it and kept cranking up for more every day. I drove it like a sports car (its very stiff suspension made this easy) and treated it like a 30 year old beater farm truck on the farm. ...
Truck only has 54000 miles on it. Only problems, so far, is the Abs pump ran all the time until I pulled the fuse and the four wheel drive light does not come on when in 4 wheel. Garage kept so no cracks in dash board or any rust issues. Love my truck, does seem to shift late and hard at times. Tends to want to lunge while at stop light, feels like someone bumped me in the rear. Don't know if t...
My gas 2500 has less than 45,000 miles on it and the vehilce is simply a pile of rust - even my mechanic has never seen anything like it. Just repalced a rusted exhaust manifold, rusted malfuncting coil, crank sensor, front shocks, rear brakes (complete). Vehicle steers all over the road due to old style system (non rack & pinion). Four wheel drive dash indicator replaced twice and still does...

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