Dodge Ram Van 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Ram Van 3500

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Dodge Ram Van 3500 Problems

Erratic oil pressure readings due to PCM software issue
Intermittent erratic oil pressure readings may be caused by a PCM software issue. There is revised software available to correct this condition.
ABS software update for inaccurate speedometer readings

Our technicians tell us that there is a software upgrade for the ABS module to correct inaccurate speedometer readings.
Shudder or Vibration On Brake Apply, 9.25" HD Rear Axle

For the 9.25" HD Rear Axle only, some vehicles may shudder or vibrate on brake apply. This can be caused by axle shafts, brake drums, or brake shoes. A complete inspection of the rear brakes may be required to isolate the cause of the vibration.

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Dodge Ram Van 3500 Questions

Is there more than One load center on this vehicle ? besides LH dash ? (1 answer)

Have Codes P1765 and P0753 set on this vehicle, backs up fine, runs fine but shifts from low only once then will never down shift automatically or manually, just runs in 2nd and 3rd dont beleive Overdrive works light will come on but never feel overdrive engage, Only one relay in load center ! r...

The blower resistor motor keeps going out: I can replace it and do, but now it goes out after a few weeks. (1 answer)

My signals, hazards, and brake lights aren't working (1 answer)

My turn signals (front nor back) , hazards (front nor back) and brake lights do not work. My bright lights work, my third (top) brake light works. Any suggestions on where to start looking?

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Dodge Ram Van 3500 Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 2001-2002 Dodge Models Because Park Shift Interlock System May Fail

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.

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors

The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.

Recall 98V076000
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 3500 Reviews

I have a 1998 Dodge B3500 conversion van by Pleasureway. The excessive rear end sway was nearly totally eliminated by installing 2"spacers on rear wheels and raising air pressure in rear air bags to 75lbs.Front steering problem (wander) improved by replacing all four ball joints, shocks & steering damper. Steering wheal still wanders a bit, but havingit checked on 4-22-15. I'll let all know ...
Two 2011 reports discuss steering stability problems. I have recently purchased a 1997 Dodge Roadtrek (an extended van, modified to allow standing in the center and fitted with cabinetry and plumbing). It drove beautifully when we got it, like a car. On our maiden trip, it had some intermittent shimmy so we took it to a local garage we have used before that has sufficient lift capacity and h...
I bought a 1997 dodge ram 3500 12 passenger van with 240,000 miles on it from a church, they said it ran fine. A craig's list special for 2,000 dollars. I drove it around the SF Bay area for a few days before loading it up and heading to burning man in the desert above reno nevada. As I was driving around testing it, unloaded I noted that it was hard to start and it heated up to 4/5 of the t...

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