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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 252002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving the vehicle the 5th gear was inoperable.

- Sperry, IA, USA

problem #9

May 151998

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle has had excessive sterring drift since purchased. Dealer has been unable to help correct problem. "they all do that" is the attitude. Seems to effect most Dodge 4 X 4 trucks. Probably a design defect as they seem to all do this from discussions with other owners. Very dangerous at highway speeds.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 052000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving on highway and upon exiting off ramp at 70 mph vehicle suddenly experienced loss of all steering. Steering wheel would not return and vehicle was pulling to right. Consumer has contacted dealer. When turning a corner steering will not return stick to the right and makes a squealing noise due to bad steering gear box. Dampner shock is leaking from seal. The consumer states that the vehicle was no longer safe to drive.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #7

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles

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

This problem has been reported to DC several times. Many other Dodge Ram owners have the same problem. Now my vehicle is out of warranty and I will be forced to pay to have what I believe is a deffective steering gear box. This is an issue that DC should pay for.

- Palm Beac Gardens, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
This problem has been reported to DC several times. Many other Dodge Ram owners have the same problem. Now my vehicle is out of warranty and I will be forced to pay to have what I believe is a deffective steering gear box. This is an issue that DC should pay for.

- Palm Beac Gardens, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 231999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Shifter linkage bolts sheered off, unable to put into park

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 211998

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Transmission shifts late on certain occasions jumping into gear, diagnostics' were performed by dealership resulting in a negative result, the truck still persist's with the problem usually at speeds' 35 mph and under. The truck has pulled right upon delivery, dealership replaced calipers stating that the O.E.M. calipers were seized from factory, three days later the problem was back, dealership performed alignment, problem still persisted and continues to do so. The reason I put power steering down under the comments section is because of my belief that the problem resides in the steering gear-box, which has not been checked. The back-up lights did not work upon delivery but were fixed immediately and have been fine ever-since. The drver-side window molding leaks and on certain days causes fogging of the window resulting in a loss of vision and an unsafe driving condition. O.E.M. jackstand is also to short to replace tire on independent front suspension.

- Berkey, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 291999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sway bar bolts that hold sway bar fell out, and almost caused an accident. Went to dealer and got it fixed. But then all four bolts that hold the sway bar fell out again, causing an accident. Also, worn gear in the steering box caused a loss of steering. Dealer cannot determine the problem. Problem still exists.

- Phildelphia, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 151998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Font seal on gear box leaks.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 301998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Steering gear box mounting bolts were stripped during assembly causing the unit to be very loose on the frame, which could have fallen off and caused loss of steering.

- Elizabetht, PA, USA

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