Question about 1996 Dodge Ram

2 Answers

Heater My heater only works if the weather is over 30..what can I do thanks claude

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 36 Answers

Move South! If your engine is not coming up to temp change thermostat. If your engine is reaching normal temp it is one of 3 problems. 1 valves that controls coolant flow to heater core 2 Air temp mix flap in heater duct stuck, or malfunction in actuator. 3 Heater Temp control on dash malfunction.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,920 Answers

Replace the motor for the sounds like its weak

Posted on Jan 13, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Have 2004 Ford Escape with a brooken heater hose

Connect the hose to an obvious sized recepticle, and test it.

Jun 27, 2015 | 2004 Ford Escape

1 Answer


Yes, I have had the same problem, only 50 years ago. Here are 3 solutions for you.
If you put a fan heater under the bonnet, you must then have electricity available to run electric things to the van.
There are 2 main things that prevent it starting in such weather. First is the motor oil.
When It gets so cold, it almost turns motor oil to jell or jelly and prevents the engine from turning over.
Car dealers and car parts stores in Northern climes sell an "engine block heater" that you plug in when the temperature is cold at night.
I have gone places in the Northern US and Canada and seen almost all vehicles with the electric cord and plug hanging out of the front grille to be plugged in in cold weather. Those are affixed to the engine to heat it.
An alternative good thing to do is take a heat lamp or even an old electric blanket, and put (or point it) at the bottom of the crankcase pan. (That's the pan where you change the motor oil.)
Also, be certain you are using 5W-20 or 5W-30 motor oil, as it is made for that temperature.
Second problem is your battery, A heat lamp or small electric blanket wrapped even partly around the battery will warm it to start better,.
Lastly, I lived in such temperature, and since I once worked at a service station, I added another battery to the original under the hood, and ran two extra battery cables, which made the car start wonderfully at 30 below 0. ( -30 F )
Be Blessed.

May 16, 2013 | 2002 Renault Sportwagon

1 Answer

We don't the maintenance book - what kind of oil does a 1998 Plymouth Neon take? Thank you

Very cold climate/weather, I'd run 5 w 30. Warmer/hot weather 10 w 40.
Here is Southern Ontario Canada, I run 5 w 30 or 10 w 30 winter and 10 w 40 summer.

Apr 10, 2011 | 1998 Plymouth Neon

1 Answer

In cold weather it take forever for the heater to warm the car, I can start it then let it run for a half an hour and then drive 30 miles and still is not warm enough

Could be a faulty thermostat not letting the engine come up to proper temperature...also low fluid level could cause fluid to not circulate through the heater core.
Verify operation of thermostat, verify coolant level.
More info would be a help.
Take care.

Dec 07, 2010 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hard to start cold but starts fine in warm weather.

Try installing a block heater we use them here in Canada and they work also drop from 10 w 30 to 5 w 30 oil till spring then go back.

Nov 18, 2010 | 1998 Saab 900

1 Answer

What kind of motor oil do i use for a 1996 dodge ram 1500 4x4

If your in colder weather i like 5/30. If your in warmer weather 10/30 would work just fine.

Mar 26, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

1 Answer

Toyota Sienna won't start in -18F

I would replace the battery, purchase and install an oil filled battery warmenr, and purchase and isntall an engine block heater.

Dec 15, 2008 | 1996 Toyota Corolla

2 Answers

2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L.. In cold Weather it starts then stalls and dies...?

cable is fine,can be the tps but try tapping on the idle air valve and see if the idle kicks up,it works like a choke and if its stuck its a big vac leak

Nov 05, 2008 | 1990 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Doors lock

the ground buss was rusted .I replace-it and all is ok
TNX Claude

Jul 20, 2008 | 1997 Ford Escort

2 Answers

91 camry that overheats

radiator could be stopped up, fan not working properly, or t-stat sticking.

Jun 25, 2008 | 1991 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22258 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides