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Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 011998

Ram 2500 Cummings

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Dodge told me the engine put out too much power for the truck and they would make minor adjustments to the computer to make it run better. It wasn't until I added an after market computer that the truck started running like it should. It is still is not running at it's potential, but it started to tow like it had the ability to do so. I never got any help from Dodge to make the vehicle work like it should have.

Because of the detuning, I burned out parts of the Transmission. A new heavy duty torque converter and a shift kit took care of all the problems and the transmission has worked good since.

- , Garner, NC, USA

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