Question about 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

1 Answer

Have a 1999 dodge cummins 2500 pickup and the temp/compass on roof is frozen wont change display numbers can go though the options though

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 22 Answers

If the compass is working and the thermometer is stuck (or wrong), it probably a bad sender which is located behind the bumper on the driver's side bolted to the radiator support.

If the compass is not responding, it will probably need to be recalibrated and might need to reset the VAR. You can try to recalibrate first but if you have the owner's manual handy, go ahead and do the whole thing.

In the owner's manual there is a VAR (variation) code to tell the truck which part of the planet you're in so it will be accurate. Locate that code and then do the following:

To reset the variation:
1. Ignition on.
2. Hold down both buttons (US/Metric and Comp/temp) until VAR appears. (about 5 seconds)
3. Release both buttons. VAR remains.
4. Press and release the US/metric button. VAR1 appears. Press and release the US/metric button until the correct VAR is shown.
5. Press the Comp/temp button to store the new variation.

To recalibrate:
1. Start the engine.
2. Depress both buttons until CAL appears, about 5 seconds after VAR.
3. Release both buttons.
4. Drive the vehicle on a level surface, away from large metal objects, through three or more complete circles in less than 48 seconds. The CAL message will disappear from the display to indicate that the compass is now calibrated.

Posted on Feb 03, 2015

Testimonial: "thanks i was pressing buttons then other day and got the var but wasnt sure what it meant will try your tip tomo thanks again"

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Anonymous

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: water pump replacement procedure 2005 2500 dodge with cummins diesel

take off old water pump. clean up area on the motor real good.do this by using a scrapper and cleaning slolvent. when thats all done put hi temp silicon on the block water pump and the put gasket on silicon. let dry for like five minutes. put in on torque bolts to specs.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

Roger Foster

  • 701 Answers

SOURCE: where is oil pressure sensor located on 2001 dodge 2500 cummins?

Hello mhak330: My name is Roger and I can give you the answer to your question. Locate the ECM on the drivers side of the engine.look for the bottom bolt holding the ECM. To the right of the bolt you should see the oil pressure sender unit. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the quality of your answer. This way we know you received helpful information. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

Anonymous

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Trouble code P1740 on 1999 Dodge Ram 2500

I had the same code on my 2001 dodge 2500. The truck wouldn't shift from 3-4. I pulled the trans pan off and replaced a broken spring ($2.00). It is behind a thin plate with 3-4 small torq screws. You don't have to remove the valvebody. Only took me 45 minutes to fix.

I would like to give thanks to Jeff Russel from Teal automotive. He said this is a very common problem. He sells any part for any automatic Transmision and his prices are very affordable.
Here is a link to the website.
http://www.tealautomotiveinc.com/

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

Anonymous

  • 99 Answers

SOURCE: 1999 DODGE CUMMINS SHUT DOWN FAULT CODES p1689, P1688

P-1689 NO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ECM & INJECTION
PUMP MODULE

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

tburtk

burt

  • 158 Answers

SOURCE: 2004 dodge 2500 with cummins diesal engin light

your code is PCM/ECM power input signal intermittent. this is ussually a sign of a bad connection whether it be in a connector or a short or brake in a wire.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I HAVE A 6.7 CUMMINS THAT WONT CRANK WHEN YOU TRY TO START IT. WHATS WRONG WITH IT?


You need to take it in and have it scanned for fault codes, that is the first step in repair of this problem.

Oct 05, 2016 | 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

1 Answer

Where can I get a wiring diagram for a 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 diesel pickup?


1997 3500 Wiring Diagram - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums

www.dieseltruckresource.com/...dodge-ram.../1997-3500-wiring-diagra...
Jan 24, 2011 - Hey guys, I'm working on a 97 3500 that's had the bed removed and replaced with a flatbed. There is the biggest mess under that truck wiring wise and. ... 2007 Ram 3500 A/C compressor wont engage, need wiring diagram ...

Dodge Wiring Diagrams / Schematics - YouTube

? 1:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI6_vhCHFYU
Nov 19, 2013 - Uploaded by Robert Nauert
Dodge Wiring Diagrams / Schematics ... Nitro, Power Wagon, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500 ...

1997 Dodge Cummins - Full color wiring diagrams - 12 Valve ...

forum.mopar1973man.com/.../1638-1997-dodge-cummins-full-color-wi...

Jan 01, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dodge cummins tow haul stays on


Hi, I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9 Cummins with 225,000 miles. Just today, my Haul/Tow keeps coming on and Trans/Temp light. Keeps automatically switching in and out on its own. It's been 100,000 miles since my last trans maintenance. Going to a mechanic close and he suggested to start with fluid change, filter change, and inspect the band, maybe adjust. Trans runs very smoothly. Checked the fluid, looks clean and not hot. Is this common with this year and mileage? If so, whats normally the out come? If the band is bad, do I have to replace the entire trans?


Scott

Oct 29, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

2 Answers

I have a problem with my overdrive engaging and diengaging in my 2002 2500 dodge ram cummings diesil truck any suggestions on what could be causing this?


many possible causes,
tires too large brakes dragging???
;possible torque convertor problems,
outside air temp sensor for trans probs
ECM /electrical connection /lockup issues
Trans may need a service?? change oil & filter
Is this a high miler??
Has it sent up any fault codes?

Sep 26, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

2 Answers

1999 dodge ram 4x4 transfer case


is your fluid the right grade check shift linkage loose or worn or binding manual shift or bad shift fork or moter on automatic shift

Oct 24, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

1 Answer

1999 dodge cummins 2500 front axel seals


you need to pull off wheels,brakes, rotor /unit hub bearing, both axles and intermediate shaft, as well as the vac disconnec ton the front axle tube. if only the right side leaks then only then only pull the right axle and intermediate shaft and vac disco. it is a trick with a miller tool to replace the seal. the left side seal is inside the diff and the carrier has to come out to replace it. pete

Jun 09, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

1 Answer

97 cummins 5.9 wont run over 2500 rpm


If the fuel filters havet been done in a while, changing all of them would probably help.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Club Cab

1 Answer

Water pump replacement procedure 2005 2500 dodge with cummins diesel


take off old water pump. clean up area on the motor real good.do this by using a scrapper and cleaning slolvent. when thats all done put hi temp silicon on the block water pump and the put gasket on silicon. let dry for like five minutes. put in on torque bolts to specs.

Aug 22, 2008 | 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

192 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...