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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,354 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 121998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles


The defect is in the alignment of the truck and the engine. With the alignment set to manufacturer's specifications the truck still pulls out of the driving lane. Within ten seconds the truck will completely vacate the lane. The second problem is the engine has a "stumble" or miss-fire at idle. Again the manufactures states the engine is also within guidelines. The dealer claims there is an industry standard for alignment, but provides no written documentation on what the standards are or what the manufacturer's acceptable tolerances are specifically. Do you have anything which indicates alignment standards and engine timing.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 011998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Engine idle speed set to factory specs (750-850 RPM)causes vehicle to accelerate to approx 25mph without any pressure on accelerator (automatic transmission). This also causes more difficult braking and increased brake wear.

- Deerfield, NH, USA

problem #2

May 151998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
While traveling at 70 mph, the engine spun a rod and threw a bearing, leaving vehicle inoperable.

- Jefferson, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 271998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine makes noise.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

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