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2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500

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2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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, Inspe...

Engine -- Verified

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.

2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Questions and Answers

joe59, 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500, Titusville, FL

yes i put a new thermastate the old was stuck. but it somehow still overheats and leaks

Visitor, 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500, Poughkeepsie, NY

change disc brake and then brake hose got damage by the frame new hose but still cant get brakes after bleed all the wheels some one saying its the master cylinder but i am wonder if its the c...

MCWRFW, 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500, Killeen, TX

I've dropped the glove box and opened the black plastic housing behind it. It appears that the first round-ish housing behind the glove box is empty! When I turn on the power on the van, and t...

newstyles09, 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500, Mars Hill, NC

My van was running fine until i stomped on it to get ahead of traffic and my check engine light came on. It started misfiring and vibrating so i took it to auto zone an had the ECU hooked up. It th...

Visitor, 2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500, Denair, CA


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