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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,339 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,018 miles


: the contact stated while pulling out from a stop and turning either right or left there was a grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop. Both front ball joints and pittman arm were replaced. There is NHTSA recall, # 04V596000, regarding the suspension: Upper ball joints. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due year, model and VIN.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 172004

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Ball joint lubrication impossible; no grease fittings.

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112004

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 20 mph vehicle vibrated from the front passenger side of the vehicle. Also, consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership, and mechanic determined that right upper ball joint failed.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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