1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500
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1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 ProblemsHVAC Air Flow Switching to Defrost When Accelerating
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.
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.
1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 QuestionsHow long does it take to change engine rear main seal (1 answer)
power, and overheating. Oh and it started squealing too. And the generator warning light came on.
1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 RecallsHandicap 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.