really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer stated the track has a ball joint type fitting on on end, and it mounts to the drivers side frame and cross over to the passenger side front axle, the ball joint is worn out and can be moved around by hand with little effort.

- Pell City, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 281999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sudden loss of steering control arms caused the vehicle to run into a ditch resultling in majior damage for the vehicle.

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 011998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Rear suspension clunks on turns with ligth/no load in bed. Sounds like the gas tank shifting side to side or spring pack noise. Other owner's I've talked too have same problem. The rear sliding glass window leaks at the top at highway speeds in heavy rain. The two tone paint is fading. You can see the bottom color through the top color. Also, I've hear from several other owners about premature front ball joint failures although I haven't had this problem yet.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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