definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162003

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


I have tons of problems with my 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pick up truck.the brakes chronically fail to work, then lock up or catch on the second attempt. Had a bad sensor according to Dodge, and it was replaced less than a year ago. I nearly ran into an 18 wheeler when the truck failed to stop at 4 way crossing. I had it worked on then and was told that a seal was leaking fluid and it wet the brake pads and caused them to to "slip". I am having problems again this week and was told by my mechanic to see if the brake system had been recalled. He thinks the power surge has is faulty and fails at times and not others! also my parking brake doesn't prevent vehicle from moving when in use in drive or reverse!

- Many, LA, USA

problem #3

Dec 011998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
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 #2

Oct 251999

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
No summary

- Mauldin, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 251998

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle pulls excessively to the right when brakes are applied.

- Indialanti, FL, USA

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