Engine parts may be eroded by cavitation as a result if the percentage is lower. Chrysler Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with this site. Disconnect 5-16 inch fuel supply hose from engine fuel line assembly. I put in a bottle of coolant and that worked. To Cardiodoc: Thank you for replying, the burnt wires were from headlight switch. When the voltage regulator senses voltage from the blue field wire over approximately 14 volts, it cuts the ground to the green field wire, de-energizing the alternator field, and the alternator stops producing a charge.
Rust, corrosion, paint, loose bolts, etc can all cause a no charge or poor charge condition. Item four to check is the field wires themselves. You want the light green with no tracer. That would be my first thought, being the neutral switch. Gearshift Cable Check adjustment by starting the engine in Park and Neutral. This is tough to do without a wiring diagram to help guide you through your diagnostic procedure.
You may want to Print the Diagrams for future use. Do not discharge air conditioning system. Pink wire burnt from switch to fuse box. If everything is correct so far, remove that jumper wire. But for free, it is worth looking into first. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions.
Found burnt wiring from previous owner. The same thing can happen with the orange wire at the radio, but that one goes through a fuse first, so it would just blow that dash light fuse. The head lights should turn on and the dimmer switch should work properly. Check fuse number five and be sure it is a 20-amp. What would cause the loss of coolant? Engine should start only in Park and Neutral. Second thing I would check would be to plug connection in the back of the radio. This wire is used by the voltage regulator to control alternator field grounding.
If you are going to be towing a trailer, or using auxiliary lights with your Dodge Ram 1500 full size van, you are going to need to install a T-One wiring harness. Not sure what it is, but the small line on the truck fits it and that is where it was on the old pump. Last rearward detent is Park position. There is the biggest mess under that truck wiring wise and. Connect a three foot hose to the return line. If you have a 100 amp alternator, also check the ground wire from the alternator to the engine block. The four-way trailer tow connector is located near the center of the rear fascia.
C-4799B or equivalent between fuel supply hose and engine fuel line assembly. Connect fuel system pressure tester tool No. Dodge alternators ground themselves through their case except 100 amp alts , through the bracketry, the engine block, then finally to the battery negative terminal through the negative cable. I was able to put it into drive by using the switch underneath and got it home. Replaced or repaired all bad wires.
I can see by the first photo this was not caused by the switch. If pressure is 5 psi higher than previously recorded, replace fuel filter. If pressure is not as specified, record pressure, then install pressure tester in the fuel supply line between the fuel tank and fuel filter at the rear of the vehicle. Or the gear shift cable is just out of adjustment. Pick up a new one at you local parts store, bolt it in, and go on your way.
That means something on that line was shorted to ground. First they thought it was the amp which they replaced and still gave the same symptoms with everything working, just no sound. Now we are at the third item to check for a no-charge condition. The gear selector switch should move much easier. I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway. Without water, additives form deposits in system.
If the alternator ground and output wire circuits check out okay, it is time to check the alternator field wires. Please tell me what is wrong with this van. Because of the unusual situation, I recommend going right to the head light switch connector and jumping various wires together so we can see what works properly and what doesn't. When no change is pressure is noted, gently squeeze return hose. The fuel pump was replaced with the wrong fuel pump before. When that starts with a pitted or arced contact in the switch, the heat migrates out to the terminals and makes them black. Where there overheated terminals in a connector? I doubt there is much out there for this newer vehicle yet, anything this detailed anyway.
The dash lights should not turn on, but if the ignition switch is on, the radio's display should go very dim. Some blown fusible links are very obvious, they look like they were thrown in a fire. You may need to locate a specific color wire and its exact location. Also Google 1994 dodge ram 3500 wiring diagram, much found when I did it! Be sure the high-beam indicator turns on full brightness when the high beams are on. Note: it is recommended to replace your voltage regulator any time you replace the alternator. This wire provides ignition switched 12 volts to the voltage regulator, and in turn to the alternator field.