The generation two trucks had a few different trim and interior option levels, but not much changed over the years. Also in 1974, the big block 440 V8 became an option, but turned out to be the only year with the option. The cost for balancing is about the same as for the new balance shaft drive and tensioning parts. New for 1985 was the Ram-Trac transfer case: a system that allowed the driver to shift in and out of four-wheel drive while traveling at high speeds. Fuel injection was added to the 360 in 1989. Two wheel drive models used the 5 on 4. I recently rebuilt the engine in my truck, lowering the compression to 7.
In 1991, there were another batch of grill changes that lasted until 1994 when American Ramcharger production stopped. Similar construction for the entire 32 years of production made the Dodge Van very popular with upbuilders, service companies, and other fleets due to the compatibility of installable options from year to year without necessitating a redesign. To make better use of the fuel injection, swirl intake ports were introduced. This truck ran like a scalded dog with stock engine specs. The trans is the same dependable old three speed automatic used on all the cars and vans, but with the 2. Every car manufacturer is obliged to mark all its vehicles in this special format. The Ramcharger would have one more year, though.
I had a 1988 2. Dodge vehicle history report may contain the following information: title problems, prior damages, unsafe salvage rebuilds, odometer mileage, theft, past sales. The Macho package gained a Husrt shifter. The body is very straight for being all original and 30 years old. The Ramcharger came in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, with four-wheel-drive models featuring the Ram-Trac system. Options included a tilting bucket seat for the front passenger, beverage cooler in the front console, skid plates, hardtop or soft-top roof, steel roll bar, cruise control, and 35-gallon gas tank. That's when the flat plastic Ram-head came into being.
All I would do is give her a coat of wax, a spay in bed liner, and a carpet kit. This is great for me since mine is an 84. This was another simple welding fix. It does have surface rust in the bed from normal use and the front of the bed has some heavier surface, due to some standing water, but there is no cancer in the body at all. When the piston warms to operating temperature, expansion forces the the pin bosses away from each other, causing the piston to assume a more nearly round shape.
If you look it over, paying attention to how it starts cold, funny noises, and look at all those hoses under the hood, and all looks good, buy it. The Mexican Ramcharger was engineered by Chrysler of Mexico, and was based on the standard Dodge Ram pickup. Rear courtesy lights and a suspended gas pedal were added, standard, with power steering becoming standard on the 4x4s. I installed the new chains after they went, but upon restarting the engine, it had low oil pressure because the crank bearings had gotten scuffed. Replacement Many frustrated owners simply want to swap in another engine. All pistons are machined to the same weight regardless of size, to maintain piston balance.
He also took the carpet off the bottom of the doors, and took out the headliner. The mileage was improved, though still bad. The only mechanical problem we had was that one rear shock kept falling out of place from time to time and that was felt immediately; and a quick trip to the service would fix it for about six months or so, when time came to replace the shocks, we never had that problem again. I did not realize that the oil pump is driven off of the balance shaft; when the chain got loose and came off the sprocket, my oil pump quit turning. The only problem is that out of all the vans there is a total of 2 in all the junkyards with a 2.
The Ramcharger continued to be sold in Mexico and Canada until 1996, with minor running changes from the last version sold in the U. The choke is almost impossible to service. You can also carb a 2. Ed Jones added: Turbocharging the 2. The rear of the vehicle had looked very similar to the 1996-2000 model Chrysler minivans. A was optional at launch, standard in 1975; but the most common powerplant over the years was the. The Ramcharger got a new grille in 1991, trailer towing for the rear step bumper rose from 3,000 to 5,000 pounds, and double-sided keys were used on the glove box and liftgate locks as well as the doors and ignition.
In 1988 the clutch was converted from a mechanical linkage to a hydraulic system. The head size and orientation were also improved. The air conditioner hoses were redesigned to prevent refrigerant loss. Like the Ram pickups, it was available with the three-speed TorqueFlite automatic or the four-speed manual transmission. Find all the latest facts, figures and based on year, make and model. The suspension was re-engineered for better handling both on- and off-road.
Dodge implemented more-accurate speedometers, within 4% accuracy, with tamper-deterrent odometers; and made the seat belts more efficient. The side molding trim, which was only part of the two-tone option and normally was the color break, was added, but the second color paint was not. It is still a very popular vehicle with the daily driver or custom automotive fanatic. Numerous convenience features became optional as the Ramcharger was pushed upscale by buyer demand. The folks at Mitsu customer service asked some questions of the teck folks, and assure me that the 4spd auto in the Raider will handle the 250-300 ft. The Ramcharger also took advantage of many changes to standard Dodge pickups, including new instrument panels, better electrical systems, improved air conditioning and heaters lighter, four-speed, blend control, and better flow , and intermittent wipers. New steering columns and wheels were launched, in both fixed and tilt versions, one with cruise control switches.
Following Dodge tradition, the Ram 50 had two-wheel drive while the Power Ram 50 name designated the four-wheel-drive model. The Ramcharger used different suspension geometry than pickups, for a smoother ride the pickups ended up using Ramcharger suspension gemoetry starting in 1975. It does not have any power but the engine runs great. Warsaw, Poland: Print Shops Prego - Polska Sp. For 1993, Ramcharger gained the Magnum 360 V8 engine, with a 230 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 325 lb-ft at 3,200 rpm.