1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500
- Back up lights and license plate lights not working.
- Smoke around the power steering pulley after changing the serpentine belt
- Problem started about a month ago, truck would not start.
- I have a hesitation issue while driving and slowly accelerating btwn 30-50+ mph.
- error code P0132,sensor short to voltage,Bank 1,Sensor 1. What does this mean?
1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Problems
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.
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.
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, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.
1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Questions
Truck sat in my driveway for 3 weeks til weather warmed up, then I replaced battery. Now it starts fine but runs rough, hesitates when accelerating, and is very noisy like an exhaust problem. Entire exhaust system is relatively new. Any suggestions as to whether this is all related to the batt...
I have a 1998 Dodge Ram Van B1500 with 105K miles driven- great van. I am running into a problem when I am driving usually at about 40mph, but can be in the 50's and 30's, where when I start to climb a hill and so am naturally loosing speed, and before the van shifts into a lower gear ...
After engine warms, van loses power. Can push on accelerator, but car will not accelerate. Also, will stutter and die at stops and red lights. Occasionally will backfire.Diagnostic revealed above error code. Check engine light is on. When not having issue, van runs beautifully and at full power....