2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500

2003 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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2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

Yesterday the engine started to rev-up when put in any gear, like your power braking a little. If you take your foot off the brake, it accelerates to 5 mph on its own rapidly, then lets up. While stopped, if you put it back to neutral or park, the rpm's shoot up for a split second, then drop...

can't stay running.the foot break pressed down while changing gears. most days will stall.

my work van's heater & a/c only blows air with the fan on high. i bought a new blower motor resistor, i hope will fix the problem. so how do i change it? do i get to it under the hood or remove the center console?

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