1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500

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1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Problems

Engine performance issues due to spark plug wire induction
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.
Excess noise due to faulty cooling fan clutch
Excess cooling fan noise may be caused buy a faulty cooling fan and fan clutch.
High Blower Only Due to Failed Blower Motor Resistor

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.

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1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Questions

Driveability (1 answer)

The van is running very very sluggish, it drives at about 20 mph. The engine sounds good, not knocking or other noises.

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1997 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.

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