A condition may develop where the fuel gauge reads empty with too much fuel still in the fuel tank. Our technicians tell us that installing a new wire harness that provides a common ground for the fuel gauge and sending should correct this issue.
1992 Dodge D150 Problem Reports
Most Reported 1992 Dodge D150 Problem Reports
Oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gasket, distributor o-ring, and rear main seal area are common. The leak at the rear main seal area is generally not the seal itself but the bearing cap to the engine block seal. An oil leak could also be internal to the distributor, if oil is found inside the distributor then the distributor should be replaced.
Vehicles equipped with 12" diameter rear brakes may encounter premature rear brake shoe wear. If it is found that the brake system is functioning as designed the repair would be to replace the affected brake shoes with revised parts.
Pinched or restricted transmission oil cooler lines can cause transmission failure due to lack of lubrication. Our technicians recommend complete inspection of the transmission cooler and lines if this type of failure is noted.
Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. Over time this can lead to symptoms varying from light ticking to knocking noises. Performing a fuel injector cleaning procedure can often help the condition by removing some of the piston top deposits.
Cracking or popping sounds from the cowl area may be a result of cowl cracks at the lower corners of the windshield. The fenders must be removed to see the cracks. If cracks are found, a reinforcement kit is available to correct the condition.
The fuse may blow repeatedly for the HVAC blower motor or the motor may stop working all together. Our technicians tell us that can often be repaired by replacing the blower motor switch with a revised switch and installing a wiring harness with a relay assembly.
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.
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 powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in a lack of AC cooling. The lack of cooling could be caused by evaporator freeze-up due to the AC compressor staying on continuously or conversely, not coming on at all. Proper diagnoses of the PCM should be performed before replacing it for this concern.
The transmission may exhibit a delayed engagement after the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. This condition can be caused by transmission fluid draining back into the transmission from the torque converter. There is a drainback relief valve available which should be installed in the transmission oil cooler pressure line to correct this issue.
Transmission fluid may leak from the area of the vehicle speed sensor. Replacement of the vehicle speed sensor and/or the speedometer adapter may be required to correct the leak.
The manual transmission may become stuck in or blocked out of reverse or 5th gear. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing the transmission overdrive rail, lug shift fork, and synchronizer assembly with revised parts.
An internal oil leak may develop from the intake manifold plenum gasket. The symptoms could include engine spark knock on acceleration and increased oil consumption. Our technicians tell us that replacing the plenum gasket should correct this issue.
Engine oil seepage may occur at the oil filter adapter plate. Our technicians recommend to check the adapter plate for warping and replace the plate as necessary.