1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Dodge Ram 3500
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 ProblemsCheck 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.
Some models could have a severe drift or pull to one side when the brakes were applied. If this is not caused by a dragging brake caliper, there is a service bulletin describing the step-by-step diagnosis and many possible solutions. Our technicians note the most common solutions are performing a four wheel alignment, checking torque on suspension components, installing shims between the wheels and hubs, and replacing the suspension arms.
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.
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 QuestionsIt dies as soon as you put it in drive/reverse. Runs fine in park/ neutral. (3 answers)
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