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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 clutch problems

clutch problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142002

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Clutch could not be use at the time of shifting gear. Had taken vehicle to dealer. They found out that clutch trail bearing was destroyed.

- Presca Valley, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 211999

Ram 1500

  • miles
There are two recalls for this problems #828 & #838. They do not include the 1996 two wheel drive, the clutch hydraulic is the same and we had the same problems. They fixed it at 98,000 miles and the same thing happened 15,000 miles later. Their fix did not fix the problem. They installed a shield but the plastic clutch line runs next to the shield and touches. Plastic next to metal melts and the line burst causing or can cause a fire. They will not fix it again. The recall also need to be expanded..

- North Fork, CA, USA

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