1992 Dodge D350 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1992 Dodge D350 as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The engine my develop and buck, surge, or noise due to a worn distributor drive gear. If the distributor shaft has excessive rotational free play the distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced.

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.

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.

The mainshaft bearing plate retaining bolts may loosen causing the manual transmission to become difficult to shift. If this occurs the bolts should be replaced. If the bearing retainer plate or any other components are damaged they should be replaced as well.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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 will correct this issue.