hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,141 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 212014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 290,000 miles


1998.5 24valve cummins diesel, one owner with factory ECM (799) update, never any "chips". on cold start up, everything normal until I go to take off, any application to the accelerator and as if I put the accelerator all the way to the floor, truck will continue to accelerate until either I remove my foot completely off the pedal, or the governor kicks in.

- Norfork, AR, USA

problem #4

Jul 171998

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 miles
I have contacted DaimlerChrysler on four separate occasions by email and written correspondence regarding a defect in the lift pump of the 1998-2002 Dodge Ram with the 5.9 liter cummins 24 valve diesels. The lift pumps experience premature failure leading to costly repair of the injector pump. By cummins own admission to me by email on January 9, 2007, Dodge has been provided with a more reliable replacement lift pump to be installed in the gas tank in conjunction with an indicator light that illuminates when fuel pressure drops to a level to harm the injector pump. Even though DaimlerChrysler is fully aware of the defect and the remedy, they are refusing to conduct a recall on the vehicles and have refused to answer my latest correspondence on January 17, 2007. They have referred me to my local dealer, which I contacted and received no response from the service manager.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 102004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
October 2003 lift pump failed left stranded $1150 dealer kept old pump for core. February 2004 injector pump failed on interstate almost caused a wreck. $1475 dealer kept injector pump for core.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 212004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,700 miles
Failed fuel lift/transfer pump on 1998.5/1999 24 valve Dodge cummins diesel causing engine to refuse to start and damaging fuel injection pump costing over $2,000 to replace not counting the inconvienence of being stranded away from home.

- Vilas, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 152002

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
I have had to replace my third lift pump and also going on my third injection pump vp-44 in my 98.5 Dodge Ram cummins... Dodge needs to address this issue and or have cummins address it this is a beyond normal wear and tear.

- Los Banos , CA, USA

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