1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500

1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 Problems

HVAC 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.

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.
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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1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 Questions

Thanks in advance, my 99 B2500 will run fine then for now obvious reason the engine stall, neutral/coast. During this time the odometer reed N0bus, engine turns over but won't start. If the odometer is proper the engine generally starts or soon after. (1 answer)

This acting up of what I think is a bad ground has not happened in two months.
Yesterday, 6 times in less than 60 miles. Recovery time may be coast to stop turn off ignition switch and then start up or coast to stop no start then wait 35 min than it will start.

Why is the AC/start fuse blowing (2 answers)

When the switchpasses thru AC, it blows the fuse, thus vehicle will not start, and no cold air also before fuse blows.

Truck Will not start (2 answers)

My daughter drove the truck home turned it off went to crank it up a couple of hours later and it wont do anything but turn over. We have replaced the crankshaft sensor and fuel filter. Cannot figure out what tells the fuel injector to engage... Help anyone, Oh Yeah its a diesel..

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1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 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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