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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 072001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cronic problems in saftey related items: Steering, tires, mirrors fuel system

- Upton, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 061999

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Left and right mirrors vibrate excessively, and make them useless above 35 mph

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 011999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
No summary mentione dfor this vehicle.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 201998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
1. the passenger side mirror glass on this vehicle, Ram 2500 series, has cracked due to the extreme cold conditions in my location. Presents an even more and distorted view of the roadway. The product is inferior glass. 2. excessive pinging in the 5.9L engine. The manual states that you can use an 87 octane rated fuel in this engine. If you do even without a "load" in the vehicle the engine will constantly "ping." Using a higher octane rating the pinging noise is still noticeable. Also this engine from the start uses approximately 1/2 - 3/4 of a quart of oil between oil changes. Very bad for a new product. 3. the same door on the 2500 series (quad cab) Ram truck is used on the type of truck that I own, the extended or club cab. However, where there is weatherstripping on the quad cab door on the lower running board sides, (both doors) there is absolutely no stripping on the extended cab doors (club cab). This allows for the infiltration of dirt and water to actually come up and sit or reside on the top plate. This makes for a bad situation not only for the cleanliness of the truck on those panels but for corrosive qualities as well.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 071998

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Outside mirrors cause poor visibility.

- Hayti Heig, MO, USA

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