1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500

1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 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.

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.

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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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

It just came on recentlly, and has been off up till now. Truck has approx 130000 miles on it. Is it a maintaince problem or a repair problem?

How do I get the codes up to read and where do I find which code means what?

Just brought it. Has 85000 miles in excellent condition. Crank up great but will cut off when I take foot off pedal. Does good for awhile driving. Just when stopping it cuts off. Will crank back up good but have to quickly hit pedal B4 it cuts off again. What must I do...Vehicle sat up for 16 mon...

My van is acting like it can't go into any gear except first without a drag at times and then at times its's fine. I had them check it at O'Reillys and their scanner said it was a p131 sensor but they didn't know what that was.

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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Reviews

1997 2500 Ram Van 191000 org eng, trans love my van, wish they still made them, would buy another.

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 ...

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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