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The vacuum line on my 97' Dodge Ram 1500 that operates the heater vents broke at the firewall. How do I get inside the firewall to reconnect a new hose? Do I have to tear apart the dash or can I get at it from under the dash?

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SOURCE: 97 dodge ram 1500 shakes at 45 - 55 mph after overdrive

Hi there;
It is possible your O/drive plates inside your transmission are getting worn/burnt. The speed you are discribing is the same speed that the torque convertor "locks up" that puts extra load on the gear that is applied & if it is weak it will slip/viabrate.
I'm not sure it will work but you could go to your local parts store & pick up a can of trasmission seal conditioner & follow the instructions on the can. some times this helps, also make sure you fluid is quite fresh, you might want to have youtransmission fluid "flushed" as this will replace nearly all the fluid in the transmission, this quite often helps any transmission isues with dodges, they are quite particular about the fluid being in good shape. I was a transmission tech for dodge for 4 years & saw a lot of these issues. unfortunatly if it has gone for a while you may need to overhaul your trans.
I also noticed the picture didn't go through for the EGR valve so I am resending it on this comment.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud whistle noise from my 97 dodge ram 1500

sounds like a vacuum leak. spray w-d 40 around vacuum hoses to find out. intake manifold might be leaking or sucking air as well use w-d- 40 there as well. if it has a turbo charger it may be going out. water pump, alternator and belts can make winning noises as well.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced front seal on my '97 Dodge Ram 1500, V6

Assembly of converter to trans and then tunit to engine? The torque converter must engage and slide into the front pump. The seal is easily damamaged if not properly fitted.Once the trans is against the engine the converter can be slid forward to bolt the flex plste.There should not be more than approx. 1/4 inch between the converter and trans bell housing if the converter is properly mated to the trans. Good Luck, Ned.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 dodge Ram 1500 4X4. The heater/AC blows out

In the engine compartment, locate black vacuum hose that runs from brake booster check valve to intake manifold, there will be a small vacuum hose attached to check valve at the power brake booster check valve. This is the vacuum line going to the heater control unit,check the hose all the way to the firewall, repair any leaks you find. And that should take care of your problem.......GOOD LUCK

Posted on Dec 04, 2010

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SOURCE: 96 dodge ram 1500, A/C blower thru vent in the

had this same problem on my 97 the vacume line going to the canister has a one way valve going to it mine was bad now the vents work great

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