1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Problem Reports

Most Reported 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Problem Reports

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Some vehicles may exhibit a "buzz", whining", or "moaning" like noise from the transmission when reverse gear is selected. The condition is caused by a resonance of the transmission regulator valve system. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves replacing the transmission regulator (aluminum) valve with a steel one.

A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the oil pump drive gear can cause similar symptoms because it allows excessive free play in the distributor drive. The distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced if the rotor tip moves back-and-forth more than 3/16th of an inch when checking drive gear free play.

Oil seepage can occur at the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter). A redesigned speed sensor is available and the adapter may need to be replaced.

Some transmissions may slip in reverse or at mid throttle. The repair involves replacing the regulator valve line pressure sleeve and plug. The reverse drum, reverse band, and rear servo assembly must also be inspected and replaced as necessary.