1996 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Dodge Ram Van 3500

1996 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Problems

HVAC 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.

High Blower Only Due to Failed Blower Motor Resistor

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.

Engine performance issues due to spark plug wire induction
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.

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1996 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Questions

1996 dodge ram van 3500 power door lock will lock always but not unlock always (2 answers)

problem is intermittent for unlock

96 Dodge Ram Van 3500 won't run. Died while driving. Has new fuel pump/full tank (1 answer)

Van will start for a moment if you pour gas in motor.

need pointers to testing the fuel pump and starter etc rlays in the fuse block (1 answer)

vehicle acted as if out of fuel. added fuel no help as battery died attempting restart. engine will crank a couple times them battery dies flat again, feared fuel pump, or alternator. Starter function. thought a relay might be the source? if battery is discharging like this would that also expla...

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