1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500
1999 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.
1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Questions
When I start the Van it will not shift gears. This just started 4 days ago.revruse nut. drive is nut.drive 1 & 2 is nut.
Once van reaches normal operating temperature, while driving, all gauges go to far left (no power) and engine stops running.
No error codes indicated, van will start once completely cool. I suspect something central and electronic, like the main computer. Your thoughts?
my alternator went suddenly sqealing and grinding,i changed it now it wont fire.i checked my fuses and their good.this happened at the same time,guessing the bad alternator caused it but dont know what to check.
1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Reviews
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.