My 1996 dodge ram 1500 will not engage into 4 wheel drive.

Asked by Jan 13, 2015 at 08:20 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1996 dodge ram 1500 will not engage into 4 wheel drive.  It has the same symptoms as an earlier explanatation pertaining to a vacuum leak.  Cruise control and 4 wheel drive not working.  I told the garage mechanic and he called me back and said that is exactly the problem.  The vacuum hose is shot.  He is working up an estimate of how long it will take to fix and how much the hose will cost....   What is a fiar amount for a licensed mechanic to charge to replace this hose?

1 Answer

4,505

it depends on the fix it is two steel lines that have rubber ends on them ..if the steel lines rotted out and he is going to replace them with the same thing then its the cost of the part plus the labor ...I would think that 1.5 hrs would be fare if he buys the factory parts (if still available)...but if hes just replacing the ends then no more than an 1 hrs time ...this is just my professional opinion..after all you diag the problem

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 four wheel drive 22 answers

    I drive a 96 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.9L, and every time i use four wheel drive, it seems to loudly vibrate and sound horrible, any ideas? Also, gears do not shift while in four high, but they shift in 2 ...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • The 4 wheel drive will not engage on my 2006 dodge ram 1500 1 answer

    There are no lights on the indicator and doesn't transfer to 4 wheel drive

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 4 wheel drive 2 answers

    4 wheel drive works, but the light will not come on. 2004 1500 Dodge ram pick up

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can I put a 2001 Dodge ram 1500 motor in my 1996 Dodge ram 1500

    I have a 1996 Ram 1500 4×4 and I also have a 2001 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive that I'm wanting to swap out the motor to the 1996. Is this possible? ?

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engaging 4wheel drive 2 answers

    I have a 2005 ram 1500 with 4wheel drive. When engaging the 4wheel do I need to be stopped or moving when engaging it??? Shifter is on floor..

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,980
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,750
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,315 Great Deals out of 210,527 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 2500
135 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
854 Great Deals out of 66,786 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
507 Great Deals out of 39,601 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Dakota
108 Great Deals out of 3,866 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
376 Great Deals out of 47,164 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
80 Great Deals out of 2,156 listings starting at $5,250

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,349 listings starting at $6,500
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,091 listings starting at $6,700
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,565 listings starting at $4,488
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,462 listings starting at $2,999
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 1,322 listings starting at $2,995