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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear (ABS) brakes would cause a shimmying effect when applied. Problem had occurred twice before. Front (ABS) brakes were three times replaced, including pads and shoes/rotors and calipers. Took vehicle to dealership & was informed that drums needed to be cut. The problem was intermittent. Dealer offered to accept vehicle as a trade-in.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 241998

Ram 2500

  • miles
The front brake rotors warped. Had tires rotated. Noticed brake pads in front worn unevenly and rear drums out of adjustment by 80%, according dealer's mechanic.

- Klemath Falls, OR, USA

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