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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.

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.

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

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1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

is there a way to reset the pcm so i dont have these issues?

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?

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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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