pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
139,454 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242009

Ram 1500 LS 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Every Ram I have ever seen in the years between 1994-2001 have had bad heaters. Not one had a good heater. In the winter this really sucks. On mine, if you have it on vent, it works fair but as soon as you turn it to defrost, it cools off and blows cold air, and when its 40 below 0 this is not a good thing to happen.

I think they should recall these trucks and fix the problem

- , Neillsville, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 102010

Ram 1500 4WD 360 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 218,000 miles

The heat was working then it wasn't. I have had her sitting in the driveway as I have no desire to wrassle frozen metal. I am not looking forward to having to go after the Heater core. Any suggestions?

- , Carterville, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 162009

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 169,000 miles

after warming my truck up for 20 minutes, the temperature of my truck is still completely sub-par. I let it warm up because its 30 degrees or less outside and the truck still feels like it's colder than the temperature outside. also the amount of force of the air coming out of the vents is barely able to be felt. Does anyone know what could be the problem?

- , Mtn Home, ID, USA

problem #1

Dec 032007

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,817 miles

this heat issue is a real pane in the ass especially when I have have to take my kids to school

- , Old Fort, TN, USA

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