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Most Common Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 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...
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...
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...
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2 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Brakes Problems

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...
For the 9.25" HD Rear Axle only, some Vehicles may shudder or vibrate on brake apply. This can be cause be axle shafts, brake drums, or brake shoes. A complete inspection of the rear brakes will be...

7 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Drive Train Problems

Some vehicles may exhibit a "buzz", whining", or "moaning" like noise from the transmission when reverse gear is selected. The condition is caused by a resonance of the transmission regulator valve...
Our technicians tell us that there is a software upgrade for the ABS module to correct inaccurate speedometer readings.
Some automatic transmissions can turn on the Check Engine Light and set a code P1740, torque converter fault. Our technicians tell us there is a revised transmission pressure boost valve cover plat...

7 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 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 engine may not crank over when trying to start the vehicle. Our technicians recommend to inspect the starter cable at the solenoid before replacing the starter motor or battery cable.

7 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Engine Problems

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...
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.

6 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 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...
A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the o...

4 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 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 blower motor may operate erratically and the blower switch operation has a sticky or mushy feeling, the detents almost non existent. Our technicians tell us that the blower switch should ...
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.

0 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Maintenance Problems

3 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Miscellaneous Problems

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...
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.

2 Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Suspension & Steering Problems

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.
A knocking noise front the front suspension may be caused by interference between the idler arm and the stabilizer bar. Our technicians tell us that if this is the case a revised stabilizer bar is ...

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Known Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Problems & Complaints

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...
The engine may exhibit excessively high oil pressure at cold start up. This may lead to distortion of the oil filter case. Inspect the oil filter case for any signs of distortion. If the case is di...
The fuse may blow repeatedly for the HVAC blower motor or the motor may stop working all together. Our technicians tell us that can often be repaired by replacing the blower motor switch with a rev...
A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the o...
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...
The blower motor may operate erratically and the blower switch operation has a sticky or mushy feeling, the detents almost non existent. Our technicians tell us that the blower switch should ...
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.
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 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...
An intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.
Our technicians tell us that there is a software upgrade for the ABS module to correct inaccurate speedometer readings.
For the 9.25" HD Rear Axle only, some Vehicles may shudder or vibrate on brake apply. This can be cause be axle shafts, brake drums, or brake shoes. A complete inspection of the rear brakes will be...
Our technicians tell us that some transmissions may exhibit harsh shift conditions or a false PCM codes P1763 and may benefit from a PCM software upgrade.
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...
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