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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,170 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 102016

Ram 2500

  • 171,550 miles

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

The passenger side lower rear arm support bracket weld are cracking twisting tearing from main frame rail. The frame weld is tearing horizontally and across same rates. The crack are next to welds an some location tearing circling rotating. The vehicle never operated off-road and mileage is 171,550 miles. The crack are 65% and vehicle unfit to be operated safety. I was very fortunate I didn't have a accident. The vehicle would have row over on I left side without no warning. I was preforming vehicle brake inspections and I notice rust on the lower rear support hanger which hold the lower arm bracket and coil spring. I am very fortunate that I didn't loan my vehicle to my relatives. I have pictures available. I want the Chrysler corporation to repair this asap!!!

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 072014

Ram 2500

  • miles
I own a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, I have noticed this problem on multiple Dodge and read about it on the internet, the front lower axle mount rots out due to poor design leaving nothing to hold the spring in place my coil mount is rotted out and there is barely any left of it, and Dodge nor do any auto part stores sell coil mounts to replace it the mount is welded directly on the axle so the axle housing would need to be replaced, this is very unsafe if the axle were to give out dew to this.

- Uncasville , CT, USA

problem #13

Jul 132012

Ram 2500

  • 146,000 miles
While turning left at any speed have a serious shudder. Truck has new wheel bearings tie rod ends rotors and calipers done at Dodge dealership. The shudder is heard and felt in floor board nothing in brake pedal or steering wheel. Shudder is less audible when put into neutral and coasting while turning left.

- Newport, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 262005

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles

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

The consumer purchased the vehicle already inspected by the dealer. A few days later the consumer took the vehicle to a local meineke because of a squeaking noise. The vehicle was checked and the consumer was told that the vehicle should have never passed inspection due to numerous problems found with the vehicle. The meineke tech stated that eh vehicle should not have passed inspect due to numerous violations. The vehicle needs 2 wheel bearings, track bar, steering shock, 2 hub assemblies, brake lines, oxygen sensor and a new license plate bulb. The consumer contacted the dealer to get his money back but they refused.

- East Hampton, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 072003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states when braking the vehicle pulls violently to the right. Please provide any additional information.

- Kerhonkson, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 132002

Ram 2500

  • miles
At 45mph the vehicle will vibrate heavily. Cause unknown. Dealer notified. Component:suspension.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Dec 012001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #8

Jul 292001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 10-15mph onto an exit ramp and back end started swaying left and right. Road was dry. Consumer let off gas and tapped the brakes lightly, and shortly vehicle came to a stop.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 271999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle pulling to the right then to the left intermittently. Drl has been notified.

- Lake Habasu, AZ, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Suspension failure.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 171999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

At 35-45 mph vehicle vibrates. The dealer has put 5 sets of tires on the vehicle.

- Rutledge, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 141999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle vibration, some at 22mph, worst at 43mph, dealer balanced tires 1st time in, still vibrated. Took back in 4 weeks later, dealer said 3 tires were way out of balance. Balanced again, still vibrates. Vibration intensity changes when wheels are rotated.

- Boulder Creek, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 091998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Loud poping in the front end when turning, been in the shop 7 times for repir still not fixed

- Dexter, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumps causing consumer to experience control problems when vehicle is going 40mph or higher.

- Villa Grov, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

Ram 2500

  • miles
When driving at 40mph it vibrates. When brakes applied the truck will pull to the right, .on any pavement, dealer contacted three times and in shop for other reasons, the problem still exists. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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