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2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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, Inspe...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.

2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, December 24, 2007

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2001-2002 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the park shift interlock system may not function correctly. When this system fails, the shifter can be moved out of the "Park" position with the ignition in the "lock" position. The ignition key can also be removed when the shifter is not in the "Park" position. Either of these conditions could allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will replace the gearshift blocker and bracket assembly.

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, Pittsburgh, PA

my rear air condition unit has a leak. I look underneath on the rear driver side and found the problem. there are four lines going up into the the unit the one nearest to the rear tire has a male f...

hogrider65, 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, 5.2L V8, Lehighton, PA

Engine seems to hesitate when excelerating and misfire after engine is at operating temp. Plugs n wires replaced and still have the problem. It will miss so bad that at a stop, it wants to stall. R...

Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, Tell City, IN

can't get the spark plugs out because of the metal sleeves over the spark plugs

Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, 5.2L V8, Woonsocket, RI

abs light stays on. checked all brakes, bled brakes and have disconnected battery to try to reset light still stays on. how do i shut this light off?

vasi, 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, 5.2L V8, Chicago, IL

replaced ignition coil and switch, checked all fuses, harnesses, put dielectric grease in many connectors, tested 5volt sensors wires, tested instrument cluster many times, still does not start. Od...

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