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i would take it back to the repair shop who repaired the tranny! your overdrive is not working , i had the same problem, good luck!!

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on May 01, 2019

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1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

Yeah disconnecting the battery would clear the code not cause it to come on. When you turn the ignition on the light should flash, it will be maybe three flashes then pause then let's say eight more flashes, this would be a very generic code, such as fuel system to lean, o2 sensor, for example. The codes may be still stored or will obviously come back again. Don't drive it to make it shake or do damage. Go slow and take it to auto zone or oreilly or similar and have it scanned for free. If not an option for you let me know and I can help you out

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017

When the radiator isn't functioning correctly the transmission will get too hot internally and the fluid will overheat. The valve body in the transmission expands and the clearances allow pressures inside the transmission to lower. I suggest you get the radiator repaired. That white smoke you see may be coming from worn rings on the pistons or worn valve stem seals.

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 14, 2017


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The first thing I would do, is use a digital multimeter across battery posts, everything off, take reading, the generic spec for a full charge is around 12.6 volts. If your reading is much less, you need to charge the battery. With meter leads touching battery posts, have a helper turn the key to crank, if complete circuit, the reading shouldn't drop below 9.6 volts, if it drops down close to zero, that's not going to work. Another thing that might happen, is not much drop at all, that usually means an open starter circuit, somewhere.What about battery connections?
See the starter relay, if you unplug the relay and use a jumper wire between terminal 30 and 87, the starter motor should crank, if voltage--ground and starter motor are ok. If you try that, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set. Safety is your responsibility.
You can remove the starter, lay it on the ground, hook up jumper cables properly from battery to starter motor, it should kick out the drive gear and spin. Some of the national brand auto stores will test your starter motor for free, I believe, if you take it to them.
Check your charging system. I could go on and on, but, my post is already too long. Just trying to help.

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jul 10, 2017

Nearly every vehicle on the road has an EGR valve. Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve is a standard for emissions control. You took one off, it's probably still good, but since it's off, replace it anyway. Sa for the throttle position sensor, it makes no difference about your mfg date on the door post and being a '98 part, it's the same and your mfg date is definitely a 1997. The don't change model year until late September. TPS still should be the same part number.

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

Headlight switch is worn out, had the same thing on an old Ford pickup truck.

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 09, 2017

Make sure the fluid level is correct on the dipstick as the clutch packs will often take a while to fill with fluid and you may need to add more fluid

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 30, 2017

THERE IS NO HEATER CONTROL VALVE ON THE WATER HOSES. NEW HEATER CORE. INLET LINE right before heater core hot, outlet after core look warm. Burped cooling system 5 times with engine at operating temp. Installed homade burp VALVE right after heater core outlet(high part of hose). Still no heat. Removed water pump, impeller still in good shape not stripped off shaft. Removed heater core hoses flushed water thrue the connections on the block to the water pump INLET and outlet. flushed water thrue heater core and hoses. Going to put it back togeter today. Used known good gauge to check water temp for operating temp in test. 195 f

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Dec 23, 2016

Most are not fixable...listen to hear if you hear any movement in the mirror you are working on...if you hear movement but it is not moving then the assembly needs replaced... if you dont have movement check to see if cycling the switch to opposite mirror engages opposite side....if the other moves the one you are working on doesn't then it is the moter in the mirror or a bad switch

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Feb 20, 2016

A bad sensor should throw a CEL/SES light, while fuel pumps don't throw codes(usually).

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 17, 2015

the 2500 in 1997 came with a 5.9 v8 or a diesel cummins 6cyl
the firing order should be on the intake manifold

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 16, 2015

check the iac (idle/air valve) it controls the idle speed during the time the engine is started or coming to a stop. iac valve is located behind the throttle body . hope this will help you with your problem!!!!

1997 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 12, 2015

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