1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Ram 3500
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems
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.
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.
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.
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions
Has new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, catalytic converter. Has good fuel press. So far no DTCs are listed. Z eng. code
no power injection pump or Fuel Pump
what kind of oil do i use