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 ProblemsHVAC Air Flow Switching to Defrost When Accelerating
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.
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.
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.
2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 QuestionsWhy 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 ...
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?
2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 RecallsHandicap 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.