Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Ram Wagon 1500

Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Problems

HVAC Air Flow Switching to Defrost When Accelerating

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.

Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets

On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak

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.

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Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Questions

How much for a power window regulator? (1 answer)

Both windows cannot be opened or shut.

Removing ball joints (2 answers)

Ive been working on the front end trying to replace ball joints 4 days trying to remove the ball joint have tried all I know it is a 4x4 laramie with 5.9 enging ext cab I have tried chiltons total care not a word on how to remove ball joints its an axle witth universal joints and shaft to wheel h...

Where is the PCM located on 1999 dodge van b1500? (1 answer)

113k miles.

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Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Recalls

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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