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2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500

2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 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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2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Questions

Steering allows for too much play and wandering

Every several weeks my van backfires ( sounds like through the intake) Only does this when starting out warm.

does anyone know hoe to diagnose this code P1740 on a DodgeRam Van 3500. when im driving it the gears shift a litte hard.

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