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Injuries / Deaths:
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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 042001

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles

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

The vehicle vibrates (up/down) severely in the 40-45mph and 60-65mph range. Since the original tires were fairly worn, new tires were purchased and were force balanced by the dealership. The problem still persists with no solution in sight. Correspondence with daimler/Chrysler has not raised any concern or interest on their part. There is currently one other complaint in the ODI database identical to this one.

- Senoia, GA, USA

problem #10

May 232001

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While driving at any speed and without prior warning vehicle sways all over the road, pulling extremely to right or left, cause unknown. Dealer replaced track bar.

- Rockford, MA, USA

problem #9

Aug 312000

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle pulls hard to the right when braking. The dealer and a local repair shop claims it is due to a worn front track bar, failing U-joints, and sway bar links. These parts should not be wearing out at this low of mileage. I am concerned with the upcoming winter driving conditions that loss of control is possible due to the poor handling with the defective parts.

- Baraboo, WI, USA

problem #8

Dec 011998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles

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

My 1998 Dodge Ram equipped with an automatic transmission shifts into neutral when hitting hard bumps in the road. Chrysler district manager says all Dodge Ram do this and I ought to drive a little slower. The ABS brakes have also fairled on a steep decline. The noise from the front end was horrendous and the wheels continued to roll with no effort to stop. Also the front end of this truck cannot be aligned. Dodge has attempted to correct the problem by installing aftermarket ball joints, however problem still exists and I have gone thru 3 sets of tires. If all Ram trucks shift into neutral then all should be off the road as mine is. I have received several calls from other owners having the same problem.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #7

Feb 151999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Everett, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 121998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
The defect is in the alignment of the truck and the engine. With the alignment set to manufacturer's specifications the truck still pulls out of the driving lane. Within ten seconds the truck will completely vacate the lane. The second problem is the engine has a "stumble" or miss-fire at idle. Again the manufactures states the engine is also within guidelines. The dealer claims there is an industry standard for alignment, but provides no written documentation on what the standards are or what the manufacturer's acceptable tolerances are specifically. Do you have anything which indicates alignment standards and engine timing.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 021998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer expriencing on going problem with transmission jumping out of gear intermittently. Vehicle been in/out dealer shop on five occasions and problem still occurs. Dealer/mfr. Notified. The front right spring failed. The relay rod and the camber malfunctions.

- Carten City, NV, USA

problem #4

Feb 011998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Found suspension bolts loose on vehicle.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 241998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
Suspension in front bounces violently on freeway causing temporary loss of control.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 011998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end suspension vibration.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #1

Aug 121998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
The front wheels went into a tramble and vehicle was not controllable. Also seemed that the disc brake rotors had warped or cracked. No warranty. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Daviston, AL, USA

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