1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Dodge Ram 3500

1999 Dodge Ram 3500 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.

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.

Multiple Coolant Leaks

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.

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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions

#6 cylinder isn't firing, (1 answer)

New cap and rotor. Checked spark plug wires.

The blower control (rheostat), for the heater and A/C only works on low or high (1 answer)

Blower control knob was replaced at dealer still only works on low or high. Don't know what else to check
Dealer said that's how it's suppose to work but I also have a 2000 van and that one has 5 different blower speeds.

How do I change the u-joints and support bearings? (1 answer)

Vehicle is a rear wheel drive 1999 Dodge 3500 5.9Liter with a vibration that starts at 55mph and gets worse at higher speeds.I have been advised to replace all u-joints and bearings from the transmission to the rear of a dual drive shaft.

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