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1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1994 Dodge Ram 3500 based on complaints from 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

New covers are available if the driver's side hinge cover for the center armrest breaks.

When driving over bumps a clicking or squeaking from the rear leaf springs may be fixed by replacing the (leaf) spring tip liners and installing a spring clinch clip (kit available from the dealer).

Installing a foam pad between the inner door panel and the door can repair a buzzing caused by the door speaker.

One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, an intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.

Low oil pressure at idle or illumination of the oil pressure warning light may be caused by the oil pressure relief valve. If the oil level is good and the low pressure is verified with a gauge, the repair may involve disassembling and cleaning the relief valve.