1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab - Page 6 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


First off you can test the fuel pump 2 ways
1.have a assistant turn on the ign to on while you listen for the pump to run at the gas cap (gas cap off).
2.find the valve on the fuel rail looks like a a/c or valve stem,take the cap off and press the needle and if fuel comes out then it's not the fuel pump.

But from a lot of EXPERIANCE on dodge engines the stalling and restarting issue is ignition related i.e crank or cam sensor which will throw a diagnostic code of engine misfire xxx cylinders.

So If its one of those sensors then you will not have any spark,and staring fluids will not fire the engine.
As for the headlights flickering they get there power through a relay straight from the battery,so I would look at the relays under the hood and find the one for the headlights and swap it out with the horn relay as most of the relays will have the same numbers.

The crank sensor is about 70.00 and the cam sensor is about 50.
depending on where you get them (dealer or aftermarket)
the cam sensor is the round plastic thing under the dist cap,and the crank sensor is on the pass side under the head into the top of the transmission bell housing and it's a 2hr job to change because of it's location is really hard to get to.
Hint -take the breather off and place a rag over the intake and a board from the radiator core support to the intake to lay on,it has 2 10mm bolts and the wiring harness unplugs from underneath.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011 | 2,901 views


sound as if a rod bearing or connecting rod may have come loose.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011 | 118 views


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P0743 means Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit. Possible causes would be faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve, torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors, torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted, low transmission fluid level and dirty transmission fluid. Could be a problem to the harness to the TCC solenoid, the TCC solenoid connector or the TCC solenoid it self.

P0753 means 3-4 Shift Solenoid Relay. Possible causes would be a faulty shift solenoid valve,
shift solenoid valve harness or connectors, shift solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted, low transmission fluid level and dirty transmission fluid. The ECM has detected an open or shorted condition on the relay circuit.

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1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011 | 2,569 views


you have a faulty starter solenoid on the replacement starter or a broken flywheel teeth

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011 | 359 views


Try putting it in neutral before putting it in drive. the pump doesn't engage in park and sometimes the fluid leaks back out of the torque converter. I have the same problem in my 2004 Ram 3500 and 70 Challenger.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011 | 158 views


There are 3 different engines for that year but the 5.2 and 5.9 are the same but gave you a picture of both anyway. I hope this helps and good luck.


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1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 01, 2015 | 1,828 views


could be a number of things...check the bulbs in the taillights themselves if they are good see if your getting power to the tail lights make sure you have a good ground if your not getting power to the tail lights could be the tail light switch usually mounted on the brake pedal...hope this helps

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 11, 2011 | 761 views


when this happens in my shop we change the converter, "bearing"aka(pump bushing) and the seal . in some extream cases you may need to replace the pump ..the bushing should be available and can be tapped in with a hammer and propper chisel , most transmission oriented shops would charge you 75-125.00 if you bring the unit to them to put in the bushing and seal properly , they will probably help you locate a reman converter for a reasonable price

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 09, 2011 | 139 views


sound like the cranksensor or camsensor loosing there apmlitude signal,when these component are cold there is less resitance when they warm it now it gains more resistance

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 08, 2011 | 109 views


if you have a test light then check for voltage at the wire that only has voltage when the brake is applied that is the wire that your looking for.don`t remember the color.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 05, 2011 | 504 views


Hi There.
could be a weak spot in the brake line and has popped when you pushed the pistons back on the brake calipers, (had a similar problem on my toyota previa) only thing you can do is replace brake line and bleed brakes. make sure that there is no build up of road dirt on top of the tank, and check for stone damage incase something got thrown up from the road..
Good Luck.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 03, 2011 | 172 views


I would check the fuse first then the electrical connections at pump and back of gauge. Hope this helps.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011 | 95 views


yes ther is one may also run other things
if unsure test horn with test light to see if it lights up when horn is presed
if not no power if yes faulty horn

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011 | 542 views


Very much the same as any pre 80's auto trans set up. Flex plate (flywheel), or a very thin flywheel plate, bolts to the engine crankshaft. The torque converter will bolt to that, and the torque converter slides over the input shaft to the transmission. If you are getting a vibration at normal low speeds, it may well be the flex plate or the converter. You will have to disassemble to find out which one is bad. If you tow or pull heavy loads or have been stuck (snow, mud, ice) it may just be the flex plate warped. Hope this helps. A good auto trans mech. can tell from just a test drive.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011 | 72 views


If you pull the distributor with CAP "ON" you didn't see which the rotor turned as it disengaged from lower gears. ( ie if it turned counter clock wiwse two wire positions then you re-install it by turning it the same two wire positions and install it. That way ir rotates back to it's position as it enter the lower spiral gear.)

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011 | 72 views


sounding like a failed auto shutdown relay... as you probably know, it shouldn't take a full minute to get pressure, should be instantaneous..
Best regards
Ck

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011 | 382 views


you have a separate flasher for the turn signals.this is what your problem sounds like.if all your lights are working including the signal indicator on the dash then it will be the signal flasher.if you turn on the hazard flashers and locate it under the dash, this will show you what the turn signal flasher will look like.then you will have to look for the flasher unit on the fuse panel that looks like the hazard flasher.replace the turn signal flasher and you will have your signal flashers again

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011 | 1,757 views


The window adhesive is available at most pro boys locations.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011 | 469 views


That is about a 36 mm wrench,which is close to
1 7/16".
You will have to borrow one,then use a long pry bar to hold the
nuts on the pulley to pump,so it won't turn

The fan screws on normal direction, as I recall

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011 | 119 views

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