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Average Mileage:
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 082002

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Front brake pads and shoes wear excessively and cause truck to pull when depressing brake pedal. Other failure involved a bolt that holds 5th gear in place fell off while truck was being driven. Had item repaired, and it fell off again.

- Floral City, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 092001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Right front inside brake pad locked against the disc causing continuous wear. I was informed by the service manager that the inside pads do not have "squealers" as do the outside pads so there was no advance indication of impending failure. Daimler/Chrysler has informed me they would have to decline my request for consideration in this matter because the vehicle had just exceeded the time/mileage limitations of the manufacturer's warranty at the time ($357.78) expense was incurred.

- Senoia, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 281999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive loss of engine coolant, but no sign of leakages. Vehicle been in / out of dealer shop on four occasions, and still unable to locate problem. The consumer indicated that the manufacturer interntionally with held the possible problem with V-10 engine to avoid recall. Accorcing to the information obtained from internet, the manufacturer had indicated that the V-10 heads and crankshaft could experience hair line cracks causing internal coolant leakage. Spark plugs failed. Front brake pads faied. Left lower ball joint failed.

- Logan Sport, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 142000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling 35 mph right front brake pad fell off. No accident or injuries accurred. Made excessive noise. Replaced brakes several times. While trying to stop on wet pavement rear brakes locked up. Have had several near misses. Has taken to dealer once.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors overheating and cracking and pads are experiencing excessive wear, causing vehicle to pull when applying brakes. Mjs (original cl 08-Aug-99, revised hl on 23-Nov-99)

- Pitsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 041999

Ram 2500

  • miles
When coming to a stop light & applying the brakes, brake pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Taken to dealer at leased 4 times. Was informed problem cannot be duplicated. Brakes wearing excessively. The ABS module is causing the problem. Happens intermittently. Now on 3rd set of pads.

- Elmira, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 301999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Excessive front brake pad wear: The front brake pads started to wear at 6,000 miles, and from that point on the pads deteriorated rapidly. The dealer acknowledges that this is a common problem. The brake pads are being replaced at his expense.

- Crownsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 221997

Ram 2500

  • miles
Experiencing ongoing problem with front brake pads wearing out prematurely. Vehicle had four sets of brake pads within 30,000 mile of wear. Dealer notified.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

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