1990 Dodge Ram Van B150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Dodge Ram Van B150

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1990 Dodge Ram Van B150 Problems

Erratic Blower Motor Operation Due to Overheated Switch

The blower motor may operate erratically and the blower switch operation has a sticky or mushy feeling, the detents almost non existent. Our technicians tell us that the blower switch should be removed and inspected for overheating. This is common if the blower motor is frequently operated on high speed as the current flow through the switch tends to melt internal the components. Also carefully inspect all of the switch connector terminals for discoloration due to overheating and replace as required. A poor electrical contact at the connector will also cause the switch to overheat.

Failed transmission due to a restricted cooler
Automatic Transmission
A clogged or restricted transmission fluid cooler system can be the cause of reoccurring transmission failures. Our technicians tell us that if your transmission has failed due to lack of lubrication the transmission fluid cooler and lines should be thoroughly inspected for restrictions.
Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets

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 area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

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1990 Dodge Ram Van B150 Questions

My wind scheild wiper assembly has fallen apart. I have a bushing kit but I am not sure how it goes back together. Can you help? (1 answer)

Have been trying all day and evening to remove oil filter with no success. (1 answer)

Cannot get the old oil filter out. Made 3 trips to auto store for tools. Nothing has worked. Wits end. Please help.

Ned to replace parts on radiator (1 answer)

On the bottom of the radiator are two nipples to which hose connects to keep transmission cool. purchased used radiator but it did not have the nipples to whic I would need to connect the lines. Can I get these nopples to replace what I need?

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