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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.

The HVAC blower may operate on high speed only. This is commonly caused by a failed blower motor resistor. Chrysler has released a revised part to address this problem.

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.

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Dodge Ram Van 2500 Questions

I had all New Parts installed on My brake system, and also had it completely bled 3 times. The Van brakes good, except that it still feels a little spongy, and the brakes has a squealing sound when applied, seems to come from the rear. They sound as if the Pads are rubbing dry. The Mechanics that...

replaced resistor cause only had high setting now it wont work again on other settings bought new resistor again but didnt solve problem what should i do and what is wrong

t does not come on unless I turn key off on too or three times replaced relays runs when engine light comes on.

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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.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH POWER SEAT OPTION. THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT SEAT ATTACHING RISER WELDS WERE NOT CORRECT.

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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...

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