2000 Dodge 1500 van won't stay running and gauges goes whack

Asked by Jul 17, 2015 at 11:59 PM about the 2000 Dodge Ram Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Dodge 1500 conversion van. If I step on the gas the van will start and run
as long as I press on the gas peddle but dies immediately after releasing. At the same
time the gauges go back and forth and a light comes on saying check gauges. Though
the gauges don't always do that the dying is constant.  I have replaced everything but the
computer.

3 Answers

10

My 2000 ram 1500 conversion van does the same thing, sometimes it'll do it for days or weeks at a time and others it will start right up and stay running, it's really annoying because it'll stall at red lights, stop signs, backing up, etc... Did you ever find an answer?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I got it started and it sounded a bit high (idle) but strong. I disconnected the negative on battery, it died and never started again. I can put starter fluid in the carb, nothing.I replaced the computer, coil, cap rotor etc, fuel sensor... Still only cranks. Baffling.

I had the same problem on mine, it was a bad computer. You can not buy a new computer none are made, a rebuilt one may or may not be good i had two rebuilt ones that were bad straight out of the box the third time was a charm runs great now and it fixed the gauge problem also.

Your Answer

Ram Van

Looking for a Used Ram Van in your area?

CarGurus has 102 nationwide Ram Van listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram Van Experts

  • #1
    sparkzz
    Reputation
    350
  • #2
    ChrisbVan
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    Larry Thibert
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
373 Great Deals out of 26,311 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Ram 1500
401 Great Deals out of 10,815 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 2500
159 Great Deals out of 5,252 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Express
63 Great Deals out of 5,438 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Ram Cargo
36 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Transit Cargo
111 Great Deals out of 19,173 listings starting at $13,500
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
61 Great Deals out of 11,736 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram Wagon
54 listings starting at $1,788
Used Dodge Caravan
580 listings
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
72 Great Deals out of 3,138 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.