2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500

2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Problems

HVAC Air Flow Switching to Defrost When Accelerating

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.

High Blower Only Due to Failed Blower Motor Resistor

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.

Engine performance issues due to spark plug wire induction
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.

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Questions

all my power window stopped working from any switch. there is 12v to the master (2 answers)

tried a new master control but no change. the lights on the switches light up with the ignition. on rare occasions the windows will work but very rare. seems as if something is not sending the signal to run. can you help please what do i ck next. Fuse seem fine.

When I am driving my van for awhile it is shutting off, all gauges go down. (1 answer)

then where the mileage shows I am getting No Bus where the numbers are. If I let it cool down it will start until I am driving for awhile then it shuts down again. What does no bus mean?

how do I fix a code p0320 after changing the things it says (1 answer)

we changed the crankshaft position sensor and the cam shaft postion sensor the codestill reads p0320

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 2001-2002 Dodge Models Because Park Shift Interlock System May Fail

Chrysler is recalling certain 2001-2002 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the park shift interlock system may not function correctly. When this system fails, the shifter can be moved out of the "Park" position with the ignition in the "lock" position. The ignition key can also be removed when the shifter is not in the "Park" position. Either of these conditions could allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will replace the gearshift blocker and bracket assembly.

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