2000 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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.

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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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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