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1998 Dodge Ram Van 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 262000

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


At 9,000 miles front rotors warped due to overheating. At 16,000 miles new brakes had to be put on. At 40,000 miles, new pads and rotors were put on. The problems seems to be that the rotors are too small for the size of the truck, and the self adjustors on the back brakes do not work.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 111998

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Front brake pads were replaced at 21612 miles and again at 30305 miles, still have to climb on brakes to get stopped. Also keep getting brake light coming on. Took to another dealer who can't find anything wrong either.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
No summary( dot number: )

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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