2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 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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No dash lights, no response at first when key was turned, then would fire and quit several times. After about 15 minutes started and ran for a couple of miles and the same thing again, several times. Made it home and now fires up and quits, but won't run. At rimes there is no response at all ...

Blower works for back of van.

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LOVE my conversion van 114000 miles on it just recently however my dash lite said nobus aan it stopped dead REplaced ny battery recently it was third one in 1 month an finally van running until nobus lite have it at firestone will let you know results...

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