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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
117,064 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace ignition coil (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 162015

Ram 1500 Laramie Slt

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Stalling for no apparent reason at random. Found a lot of debris in air filter. I cant understand how this all got in a covered component!

- , Brandon, FL, USA

problem #1

May 202011

Ram 1500 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,129 miles

MY 96 ram 1500 3.9L was stalling randomly with no warning, i checked to see if it was a fuel issue by taking out a plug and putting in a spark plug and grounding it by holding it on a metal engine mount. When the truck stalled the spark died immidiatly if it is a fuel issue it will keep sparking a little afterwards. The truck even stalled on the scanner and no codes came up. I replaced the Catalytic Converter, 02 sensors, Idle air control sensor and had recently put in a fuel filter and pump. I was told that it was the immobilizer so i took it in to caa and they checked it out but it wasnt the immobilizer they phoned me back and said that they did a test on the IGNITION COIL and it was faulty so i replaced it and there has been no problems. It was only $159.

- , Winnipeg, Manitoba, canada

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