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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500

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1997 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.

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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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

fuel pump running all the time when van is running (1 answer)

give gas its bogs down like its starving for gas unhook fuel line from fuel has pressure

Keeps stalling unexpectly while driving and backfires. (2 answers)

All parts have been replaced, even the ECM a couple years ago. O2 sensor has been replaced 3 x's in 2 yrs. Ignition coil 2 x, crank sensor, plugs, complete fuel tank and filter change, some other type of sensors and still the problem continues. Just paid shop yesterday, problem was supposed t...

can you grease wheel bearings on this van (2 answers)

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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Reviews

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Currently my van has 112k miles. Bought in Apr 1998 brand new 1997 Dodge B2500 V6 3.9L conversion van from Sunnyvale California Dodge dealer, mainly because Toyota would not take back my leased Tacoma 6mo early so I could buy a new Avalon, but Dodge bought me out of my lease early and paid me cash for the options I added as a trade. In Nov 1998 had leaky drips during rain from front windshield ...
1997 2500 Ram Van 191000 org eng, trans love my van, wish they still made them, would buy another.
WHY ARE DOGODGE PARTS MOOR THAN I PAYED FOR MY VAN WIREING HARNIES $1.300 DOLLERS PRESURE REGULATER $400.00 WHY I GIVE $1000 FOR VAN AND DODGE THINKS THAIR NEW PARTS ARE WORTH MOOR THAN I MAKE A MOUNTH USETO LIKE DODGE LOOKS LIKE I NEED TO FIND A NEW BRAND OF VAN

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