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2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Problems

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Most Common 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 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 d...
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.
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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1 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Brakes Problem

Battery acid may leak onto an ABS wiring connector which could cause corrosion or a short circuit. A revised battery tray is available to protect the wire harness. Any damaged wiring will need to b...

2 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Drive Train Problems

Some automatic transmissions may set a code P1740, torque converter fault. Our technicians tell us there is a revised transmission pressure boost valve cover plate to correct this condition.
Our technicians tell us that there is a software upgrade for the ABS module to correct inaccurate speedometer readings.

6 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Electrical & Lights Problems

On vehicles equipped with a Theft Security system a loss of power to the Central Timer Module can result in a no start condition.
Intermittent cycling of the door locks especially during damp conditions may occur. Our technicians tell us that revised door and liftgate lock cylinder switches are available.
The instrument cluster may work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the fault is commonly due to connection issues at the cluster electrical connector. There is a kit available to ...

3 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Engine Problems

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.
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 a...
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distrib...

2 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 a...
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 technician...

2 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Heating & Air Conditioning 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 d...
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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3 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Miscellaneous Problems

Problems may develop with the sliding door. Our technicians tell us that there is a revised latch assembly are latch rods available to correct sliding door latch issues.
Side and rear cargo doors may open to far. New check arm pins, bumpers, and in some cases a new check arm are available.
The door glass may separate from the glass lift channel. Our technicians tell us a front door glass channel kit is available to repair the door glass. The repair involves removing the door glass fr...

1 Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Suspension & Steering Problem

A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.

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Known 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Problems & Complaints

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 d...
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.
Some automatic transmissions may set a code P1740, torque converter fault. Our technicians tell us there is a revised transmission pressure boost valve cover plate to correct this condition.
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 a...
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 a...
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.
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distrib...
The instrument cluster may work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the fault is commonly due to connection issues at the cluster electrical connector. There is a kit available to ...
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 technician...
A no crank condition may be cause by a blown starter relay fuse. If the fuse is blown and the relay circuit is not shorted to ground, our technicians tell us there is a relay and harness assembly t...
Problems may develop with the sliding door. Our technicians tell us that there is a revised latch assembly are latch rods available to correct sliding door latch issues.
Battery acid may leak onto an ABS wiring connector which could cause corrosion or a short circuit. A revised battery tray is available to protect the wire harness. Any damaged wiring will need to b...
Our technicians tell us that there is a software upgrade for the ABS module to correct inaccurate speedometer readings.
The door glass may separate from the glass lift channel. Our technicians tell us a front door glass channel kit is available to repair the door glass. The repair involves removing the door glass fr...
Side and rear cargo doors may open to far. New check arm pins, bumpers, and in some cases a new check arm are available.
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