Dodge Ram Van 2500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Ram Van 2500
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Problems
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.
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, Inspect hoses carefully. In cases of contamination from carbon particles or debris, all hoses and tubes must be blown out with compressed air to remove contaminates.
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions
This is the reason my van didn't pass smog
I wiggle-remove and reinstall the wiring harness plugs [3 each] 2000 2500 van 5.9 and I'll hear the fuel pump engage ,fuel gage responds and start up. drive 15-30 minutes without warn stops. try to start and the gages[fuel,etc.] respond very,very slow a creep without start up. I'll go out...
Dodge Ram Van 2500 Recalls
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 Reviews
1997 2500 Ram Van 191000 org eng, trans love my van, wish they still made them, would buy another.
Bought it new in 1999 as work van. 200,000 miles ,2 engines ,2 trans, still worth it.
My B2500 has 220,000 + miles on it now and I drive it 5 days a week. 5.2 liter (318 CID) still runs smooth and strong. Still looks and drives great. It stays LOADED with tool bins and ladders. I have only performed normal maint on it ( brakes, tune up, fluid/filters). Only recurring problem has been the HVAC blower motor/switch/resistor assembly, but that's not too bad for a 16 year old work v...