2003 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Ram Van 3500

2003 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Problems

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.
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.

LDP failure due to carbon from vapor canister

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, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Questions

NO bus in odometer reading, (2 answers)

engine cranks no start. gauges no work, I followed instruction from a previos posts answers. I have 5v to tps, but only 2.38 to MAP. I disonect the crank,ps, turn key off 10 sec, no change,, same with cam position sensor.. I changed cam and crank position sensors, coil, cap rotor and wires. is i...

5.9 liter gas hose is leaking between fuel rail can I fix that without replacing rail? (1 answer)

wont start and I think the fuel pump relay or some other relay in the dash (1 answer)

fuse block clicks . first it saidf nobus so I changed the pcm that fixed it for awhile then it died while driving mech said ignition then o its a bad pcm no its ignition after that it ran for a week or so then wouldn't start mech said he couldn't figure it out what do ya think and wher...

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Recalls

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors

The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.

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