2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Dodge Ram 3500
- Check Engine Light Due to Pinched Leak Detection Pump Vacuum Lines
- Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking
- Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets
- Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak
- Engine oil leaks at distributor may be misdiagnosed
2000 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.
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.
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.
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions
Not often it happens usually after a few minutes of taking off driving
Ran the "KEY TEST" P-1693 and P-1765 codes indicated. What to replace first?
I checked the fuse box under the dash & under the hood could not find it. Could it be a breaker or relay. problem. Neither mirror works.
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Reviews
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