Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,650 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152005

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,650 miles


Have a harmonic type bouncing issue in the rear end of a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4wd.

At 40-45 mph it gradually increases to the point that vehicles behind will actually back away. You can see the bed bouncing in the mirrors. Seems to always be on the drivers side. It seems to go away at higher speeds and does not exist at lower speeds.

Really confusing thing is at times it wiggle back & forth rather than hop!

The truck has been checked in many ways. Front end, thinking a problem there may transmit to the rear. Rear drive shaft and axles have be removed and truck has been driven without them. Brake drums have been switched from side to side. Drive shaft has been rebalanced, tires have been replaced, shocks have been replaced. Tires and rims have been switched with another vehicle. Problem persists.

Have been dealing with this for 5 or 6 years now. Very upset and annoyed with this.

Can't figure it out and no one seems to know why it would be happening.

- , Chardon, OH, USA

Not what you are looking for?