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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


1998 Dodge Ram 1500. Is there a recall? radiator is overheating. Call after noon. The contact is experiencing the over heating and the top of the radiator is hot; however, its cold on the bottom of the radiator. I have advised him of the one recall that exist for the engine. The current mileage is 79,000. The vehicle was diagnosed and the mechanic stated that the radiator must be replaced; however, the vehicle can be driven short distances. While driving 65mph. 210 to 220 degrees and the vehicle overheats and smoke was present under the hood. The vehicle does not shut off. If it cools off. 69,000 when the vehicle was purchased. The rear end while driving 45mph and hitting a bump in the road. The back end of the truck moved around for a couple of months. The failure has not been diagnosed.

- Andalusi, AL, USA

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