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1999 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Dodge Ram Van 2500

1999 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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1999 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

The van acts like its out of gas some times while its running , runs great other times its never the same , this has been happening for 5,000 miles , it now has 87.000 on it now !

I hear fuel pump sounds ok. Pulled off line connection,stuck in gas can,turn on key gas came out for a few seconds.
Sometimes starts and runs right for few minutes.
Then dies.
Soumds to me like a sensor

Once a year my break lights stop working. My mechanic has changed the brake light switch every time. My mechanic also repaired a short in the wiring saying I will not have this problem again. I currently do not have any brake lights. What is the problem and why does it keep happening?

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1999 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Reviews

Bought it new in 1999 as work van. 200,000 miles ,2 engines ,2 trans, still worth it.

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