2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Problems

Intermittent cycling of power door locks
Intermittent cycling of the door locks especially during damp conditions may occur. Our technicians tell us that revised door and liftgate lock cylinder switches are available.
LDP failure due to carbon from vapor canister

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.

Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Gasket Leak

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

Why does the engine starts revving when put in drive or reverse? (1 answer)

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 ...

the engine light on. can't pass smog whats the deal. whats the bad news cost (1 answer)

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

whats involved in replacing the blower motor resistor (1 answer)

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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2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Recalls

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors

The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.

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