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

Air Bag System Precautions -> DaimlerChrysler -> Arming -> 1990-97 -> 1994-96 Cherokee -> 1998-2004 -> Except 1994-96 Cherokee -> Light Truck & Vans -> Passenger Cars
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Passenger Cars

1990-97
  • Ensure no one is inside vehicle and ignition switch is in Lock position.
  • Connect battery ground cable.
  • Turn ignition switch to On position from passenger side of vehicle.
  • The SRS warning lamp should light for six to eight seconds, then remain off for at least 45 seconds to indicate if SRS is functioning properly.
1998-2004
  • Ensure no one is inside vehicle and ignition switch is in Lock position.
  • Connect battery ground or remote cable or terminal.
  • Turn ignition On from a safe position be...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Adjustments -> Adjustment -> Except FWD Models -> FWD Models -> Parking Brake -> Self-Adjusting Brakes -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Service Brake

Except FWD Models
Self-Adjusting Brakes

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining to drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the car is moving rearward.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary when the brake shoes have been relined, replaced or when the length of the star wheel adjuster has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent the automa...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Ram Truck 1500-3500 w/Gasoline Engine -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Normal Service

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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 5.2 V8 CNG

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

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

  • Remove battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Pull back protective rubber boot from solenoid battery terminal far enough to access and remove nut from positive cable harness connector eyelet.
  • Remove nut that secures positive cable to solenoid terminal, then remove positive cable.
  • Remove solenoid wire connecting ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Emission Maintenance Reminder Indicator -> Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

This Emission Maintenance Reminder System (Maintenance Required Lamp) is incorporated into the engine controller. The controller stores vehicle mileage into its memory every eight miles, then at 60,000, 82,500 or 120,000 miles it will light the EMR (Maintenance Required) lamp. When the indicated mileage is reached or the EMR lamp is on at all times, the following components must be replaced and the EMR lamp reset:

  • At 60,00 miles, proceed as follows:
    • Replace EGR valve.
    • Clean EGR passage.
    • Replace PCV valve.
  • At 82,500 miles, replace oxygen sensor.
  • At 120,000 miles, proceed as ...

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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 5.2 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+.

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
  • Door Connectors Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.9 V8 GASDoor Connectors Diagram for 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Door Ajar Switch
  • Left Hand Door Lock Switch
  • Left Hand Door Speaker
  • Right Door Power Window Motor
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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:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Automatic Shutdown Relay
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Overhead Console
  • Overhead Map/Courtesy Lamps
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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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