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1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500

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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 technician...
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.
On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal a...
New computer, month in shop, relays replaced, ignition coil fuel pump checked, if asd relay is no...
The rod goes from the power door lock motor to the latch / Part# & Stock Thanks Larry
I replaced the stereo and now when I turn the key to acc the parking lights come. Why would repla...
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July 11, 2013
1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500
Two 2011 reports discuss steering stability problems. I have recently purchased a 1997 Dodge Roadtrek (an extended van, modified to allow standing in the center and fitted with cabinetry and plumb...
September 30, 2011
1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500
I bought a 1997 dodge ram 3500 12 passenger van with 240,000 miles on it from a church, they said it ran fine. A craig's list special for 2,000 dollars. I drove it around the SF Bay area for a fe...
August 04, 2011
1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500
I have the exact same Roadtrek. I had the exact same problem. Tried the T-bar, but the Bilstine shocks helped the most. It's not perfect, but tolerable. I have had it with the shocks for 13 years ...