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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 172007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 75 mph, the instrument panel and exterior lights flickered on and off and then dimmed completely. As of September 19, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and stated that the fuse box melted, which be believed was the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000 and current mileage was 145,000.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #3

May 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Electrical system is not operable. Park lights wouldn't come on, and consumer smells like an electrical fire. There is a fuel leak leaking from back of engine.

- Cumby, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 222000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Headlight wires melted. Replaced by dealer. Problem renturned on second set.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 041999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Fuel pump had to be replaced due to engine dying out. Engine check light came on & then died out. Had fuse replaced due to blowing out constantly. Engine & catalytic converter affected.

- Saint Joseph, CA, USA

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