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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500

1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500

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1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Some vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following: Spark knock complaints when the vehicle is under load, various single cylinder misfire, and surge in 4th gear (around 45 mph). Our technicians tell us that rerouting the coil and spark plug wires to minimize induction effects will commonly correct this condition. If wires must cross during the reroute procedure, they must cross at a 90 degree angle.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspe...

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.

1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500, V6, Philadelphia, PA

when i drive on the road for some distance it will start to
missfire had engine changed diagnostic code shows that all cylinders misfires

Visitor, 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500, 3.9L V6, Centerville, MA

how do i replace my serpentine belt

Visitor, 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500, V8, Evans City, PA

Vehicle just stopped runnng and would not start. Was diagnosed as a bad fuel pump

doink56, 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500, 5.2L V8, Allentown, PA

what is the average cost to replace u joints on a 1997 dodge ram 1500 4 wheel drive.

kinjo, 1997 Dodge Ram Van 1500, V8, Dublin, GA

my truck loosing oil there no sign of licking or stain on the flore

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