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1996 Dodge Ram 3500

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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

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.

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...

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.

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

One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 14, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MODEL 3500 LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS ONLY. OPERATION OF THE HEADLAMPS OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME CAN RESULT IN HEADLAMP SWITCH FAILURE, CAUSING THE HEADLAMPS OR PARK LAMPS TO GO OUT.

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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions and Answers

joanna, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L V8, Scotts Valley, CA

steering wheel too much play

dieseldave, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, Diesel, Edinburg, TX

What is the proceeure to replace front u-joints on my truck

dieseldave, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Edinburg, TX

I would like to know procedure to change front wheel u-joints in my 4 wheel drive 1 tond duelly. I have extensive mechanical experience and tools. Just haven't done this one before and would...

dieseldave, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9L 6 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Edinburg, TX

No problem changing u-joints. Just want to know if there are any secrets to getting the shaft out to replace the joint

agansilvercreek23, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, Rome, GA

what part is bad when you get violent shaking from side to side when you hit a bump or get to a speed of 40 to 50 mph.

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