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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Dodge Ram Wagon 1500

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Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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 distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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, Inspe...

Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 30, 1998


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Dodge Ram Wagon 1500 Questions and Answers

Ms. Deborah, 1997 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500, V6, Hamtramck, MI

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

Visitor, 1996 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500, 3.9L V6, Knoxville, TN

I was on interstate and engine just died. No hesitation, no sputtering, no warning. Engine will crank but not start. Any ideas. Any help will be appreciated.

casimir1, 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500, Elizabeth, NJ

power booster is new,ascalipers and master cylinder

noeyv, 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500, 3.9L V6, Gurnee, IL

113k miles.

jorge_ESL, 1996 Dodge Ram Wagon 1500, V8, Jacksonville, FL

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 ...