1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500

1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 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.

Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak

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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1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

What could be doing the chirping noise? (1 answer)

Chirping sound while acceleration. Sounds like near belts or pulleys. Or maybe valve cover area. Acceleration only and the more I accelerate the louder it becomes.

my fan shaft has alot of play. Is this bad ? if so what do I do ? (1 answer)

The van would have load sceetch noises on and off and sometimes the sound would be like metal on metal I thought it would be the tension pulley. I have the belt off and the fan pulley and shaft can be moved up/down and i can't figure out how to remove the clutch part from the shaft. I think i...

How do I replace the timimg chain by myself? What tools?... (2 answers)

Why cant i change my own timing chain?

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