1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500

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.

The HVAC blower may operate on high speed only. This is commonly caused by a failed blower motor resistor. Chrysler has released a revised part to address this problem.

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.

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Radiator Coolant and Oil levels are good. Dash Panel switches seem to be working (can hear the main on/off switch working). Fuses and Relays have been checked. Could it be that the Blower Motor Resistor is going bad? Shouldn't the Blower motor come on simply by turning the key to the ON (not ...

The van starts back up after an hour or so, but only runs a few mins, then same thing again. "no bus" shows up where mileage should be as van is shutting down.

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my van is one of the best vehicles i own up untill now i have had very little problem's with it, just needs a little work done to it engine wise, body wise it is in almost show room quality, i think it is remakable it has lasted in this condition for over 128,000 miles i'am very pleased with it and gas mileage is pretty good nearly 20 mpg's (4.10) gears help alot.

We owned a 1996 dodge 1500 van it was a good vehicle.Bought a 1999 dodge 1500 van that turned into a total piece of crap!!! Paint peeled off and started having engine v8 problems at 86,000 miles.Headliner also coming down. What a Shame!

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