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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,855 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 052010

Ram 1500

  • 165,988 miles

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

Front end wobbles after hitting bump. Wobble is so severe almost lost control of vehicle. Vehicle is well maintained, there are no worn out parts that caused this. This death wobble is a common problem with Dodge trucks.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
All warranty service at cliffs autosvr-Goodyear-springtown. The vehicles rear end had to be replaced due to wear.

- Springtown, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 282002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states that the rear end failed while driving 50 mph. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012000

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving at 40 mph rear end of the truck makes a grinding noise.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Rear end was built too small for V8 engine, causing it to burn up. Dealer will install a 350 rearend because 321 parts are on a nationwide backorder.

- Mcneill, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 091999

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving around a corner at approximately 15mph the sway bar fell out. Drove to dealer & mechanic noticed the sway bar hanging & had to repair it. The 2nd incident: Had lost steering control & hit a tree. Neither air bag deployed upon impact.

- Philadelphia, NY, 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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