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.
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On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspe...
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.
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH POWER SEAT OPTION. THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT SEAT ATTACHING RISER WELDS WERE NOT CORRECT.Learn more »
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Chrysler is recalling certain 2001-2002 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the park shift interlock system may not function correctly. When this system fails, the shifter can be moved out of the "Park" position with the ignition in the "lock" position. The ignition key can also be removed when the shifter is not in the "Park" position. Either of these conditions could allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will replace the gearshift blocker and bracket assembly.
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions and Answers
2 PART QUESTION, WHERE IS THE FUEL FILTER ON THIS VEHICLE AND WOULD THE FILTER CAUSE THE ENGINE TO HESITATE AND STUDDER ONCE IT REACHES 1/4 TANK OF GAS?
I JUST RECENTLY HAD A PROBLEM WITH 2ND GEAR STAYING ENGAGED TOO LONG, DOES THAT MEAN ITS GOIN BAD AND I WILL HAVE TO GET A TRANSMISSION REPLACED OR WOULD A FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE DO THE TRICK? I A...
I HAVE REPLACED ALL THE LIGHTS INSIDE THE VAN AND THE INTERIOR LIGHTS WONT COME ON, ONLY THE DRIVER SIDE LIGHT WORKS FINE, THE REST WONT COME ON EVEN WITH A NEW BULB... IS THIS A SERIOUS ELECTRICAL...
I am not getting power to the fuel pump. I have checked the pump relays(2) on the firewall. Is there another cause for this problem? I do have 6-8 volts to the fuel gauge!
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Reviews
1997 2500 Ram Van
191000 org eng, trans love my van, wish they still made them, would buy another.
WHY ARE DOGODGE PARTS MOOR THAN I PAYED FOR MY VAN WIREING HARNIES $1.300 DOLLERS PRESURE REGULATER $400.00 WHY I GIVE $1000 FOR VAN AND DODGE THINKS THAIR NEW PARTS ARE WORTH MOOR THAN I MAKE A MOUNTH USETO LIKE DODGE LOOKS LIKE I NEED TO FIND A NEW BRAND OF VAN
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Bought it new in 1999 as work van. 200,000 miles ,2 engines ,2 trans, still worth it.