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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1996-97 -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable -> Cleanliness -> General Service -> Product Compatibility -> R-134a -> Safety
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

Product Compatibility

Before adding or replacing engine coolant, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. If using orange silicate-free coolant, do not mix with green silicated coolant, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, engine coolant will require change sooner at 30,000 miles or 24 months.

Before replenishing refrigerant oil, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. Refer to "A/C D... "

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Troubleshooting -> 4 WABS System -> Isolation & Dump Solenoid Inspection Procedures -> Main Relay Inspection Procedures -> Pump/Motor Circuit Open -> Pump/Motor Inspection Procedures -> Pump/Motor Stalled -> Relay Open -> Relay Shorted -> RWAL System -> Solenoid Open -> Solenoid Shorted
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

RWAL System

RWAL system malfunctions are indicated by a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. If such a malfunction occurs, proceed as follows:

  • Inspect brake fluid level and correct as necessary.
  • Visually inspect ABS hydraulic and electrical connections and correct as necessary.
  • If hydraulic system leaks or weak or corroded electrical connections are not evident, road test vehicle to inspect vehicle for driveability conditions such as low or spongy pedal, brake pulling or grabbing.
  • Ensure parking brake is operating properly and is fully released.
  • If visual inspections and road test ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> D & W Series, Ramcharger, Ram Truck 1500-3500 & Trail Duster 1994-05 All & 1993 5.9L Gasoline Engine
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

A...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> U-Joint with Injected Rings -> U-Joint with Snap Rings
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

This procedure describes a propeller shaft equipped with a cardan joint in the tube yoke. For propeller shafts equipped with a companion/slip yoke, repeat the steps to remove the remaining cardan joint.

U-Joint with Snap Rings

Disassemble
  • Tap outside of bearing cap with a drift to loosen snap ring.
  • Remove snap rings from both sides of yoke.
  • Position yoke with grease fitting if equipped, pointing up.
  • Position a socket with a inside diameter large enough to receive bearing cap, beneath yoke on a press.
  • Place another socket with an outside diameter smaller than bearing cap on ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

  • Remove battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Remove alternator pivot bolt and mounting bolts and nuts.
  • Remove upper alternator mounting bolt, lower mounting bolt and nut.
  • Remove wiring harness hold down and battery positive terminal retaining nuts.
  • Remove ground terminal and field terminal retaini...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Check Engine Lamp -> Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Plymouth Except Ram 50
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

On models less OBD II, the Check Engine lamp should light for approximately 3 seconds after the ignition has been turned On as a bulb inspection. If improper or no signals are received by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) from various sensors and monitored systems or if the PCM enters its Limp-In mode, the PCM will light the Check Engine lamp. On Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth models, After diagnosing and servicing the vehicle, the PCM memory will be cleared after approximately 40 to 100 ignition key On-Off cycles or by using a suitable scan tool. ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump inlet tube.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump inlet tube and from vehicle.
  • Reverse proc...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

  • Attach a suitable wrench to pulley mounting bolt of automatic tensioner.
  • Rotate tensioner assembly clockwise until tension has been relieved.
  • Remove belt from vehicle.
  • Position new drive belt over all pulleys ex...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Front Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  3.9 V6 GASFront Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Washer Pump Motor
  • Daytime Running Lamp Module
  • Low Washer Fluid Switch
  • Headlamp
  • Horns
  • Steering Column Connectors Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.2 V8 GASSteering Column Connectors Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Clockspring
  • Turn Signal Lever
  • Ignition Switch Connector
  • Connector C-203
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Fuel Pump Module
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Message Center
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - Mopar Value Line Catalytic Converters
    Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Emission Controls, Vacuum Hoses
  • Document: CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHOR INSTALLATION - REV
    Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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