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10.0

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

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 151998

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

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 #6

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Ram 3500 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

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Ram 3500 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 #4

Dec 101999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

While driving at low speed steering gear broke, causing the steering to be jammed dealer has been contacted.

- Piedmont, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 231999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

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

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 211998

Ram 3500

  • miles
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 #1

Mar 151998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Font seal on gear box leaks.

- Aurora, IL, USA

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