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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 112002

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Fuel pump failed as I was slowing for a stop sign, on a heavily traveled road. Had it replaced at fayetteville Dodge, within 2 days. If it had failed on a thruway, I could imagine the results might have been more serious.

- East Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 142001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 40-45 and without prior warning vehicle cut completely off, causing loss of all power steering and power brakes. Consumer contacted the dealer, dealer instructed consumer to get up underneath vehicle and bang on fuel tank right at the location of T fuel pump. Consumer noted after banging on the fuel tank that vehicle restarted. Consumer drove six miles and vehicle cut completely off without prior warning. Mechanic again banged on fuel tank and vehicle restarted. Fuel pump internall shorted, dealer replaced fuel pump and vehicle has not stalled anymore.

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #6

Oct 152000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel sending unit went out. This indicated that tank was empty. Took vehicle to dealer. Dlr put in a fuel pump, .but pump was defective, and dealer sent part back. Consumer has been out of a car 2 weeks. Fuel sensor failed and later on the fuel pump failed too.

- Washington, IA, USA

problem #5

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Fuel pump failed while driving on highway without warning, causing engine to stall out. Fuel pump failed at only 40,000 miles.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jul 301998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump and map sensor failed on three occasions. Mjs

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failure.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 181998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer recived a letter from dealer saying that they had a recall on the enigine computer, recall #799, and also a recall on a defective fuel pump, recall #788. Consumer says that the dealer does not have parts yet.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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