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1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Dodge REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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

Vacuum & Wiring Diagrams -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Air Conditioning & Heater
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1998 -> 1999-2001 -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Cherokee -> Dakota & Durango -> Full Size Pickup -> Full Size Van -> Grand Cherokee -> Hydraulic Booster -> Inline Mount -> Installation -> PT Cruiser -> Removal -> Replacement -> Transverse Mount -> Vacuum Booster -> Wrangler
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

The only serviceable power brake booster components are the vacuum hose and the check valve. The power brake booster must be serviced as an assembly. If diagnosis indicates a power brake booster fault condition, the unit must be replaced as an assembly.

Replacement

Full Size Pickup
Vacuum Booster
  • With engine stopped, pump brake pedal four or five times to deplete power booster vacuum.
  • On 1997 models, proceed as follows:
    • Disconnect harness wires from differential switch on combination valve and from RWAL valve.
    • Disconnect brake line from combination valve to front brakes, or AB...

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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, Replace -> Front -> Install -> Rear -> Remove
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Front

  • Remove cotter pin, nut lock, and spring washer from end of outer CV joint stub axle.
  • Loosen (but do not remove) stub axle to hub/bearing retaining nut. Loosen hub nut while vehicle is on the floor with brakes applied. Front hub and driveshaft are splined together and retained by hub nut.
  • Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  • Remove front tire and wheel assembly from hub.
  • Remove front disc brake caliper assembly to steering knuckle guide pin attaching bolts.
  • Remove disc brake caliper assembly from steering knuckle. Caliper is removed by fi...

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

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

  • Remove battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Loosen, but do not remove alternator mounting bracket to engine bolt.
  • 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 -> Air Bag Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

The air bag indicator lamp lights for 6-8 seconds each time the ignition is turned On. The lamp indicates a system self-test is being performed by the air bag co...

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

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

  • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
  • Remove hose clamps and hoses from radiator.
  • Remove coolant reserve/overflow tank hose from radiator filler neck nipple.
  • Remove coolant reserve/overflow tank from fan shroud by pulling straight up.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors at windshield washer reservoi...

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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 5.9 V8 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:
  • Headlamp
  • Radiator
  • ABS Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Left Airbag Sensor
  • Right Airbag Sensor
  • LH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.2 V8 CNGLH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

    Components on diagram:
  • Vacuum Sensor
  • Battery
  • Speed Control Servo
  • Underhood Lamp
  • Power Distribution Center
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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  5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn
  • Air Conditioning Clutch
  • Transmission
  • Fog Lamp
  • Fuel System
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Park Brake Switch
  • Daytime Running Lamp Module
  • Fog Lamp Relay #1
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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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