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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Aug 072001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle in 5th gear, it popped out of gear. When trying to put the vehicle in 5th gear, it went into neutral. Dlr says it needed a kit to be remedied.

- Cle Elum, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 162000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Transfer case went completely out and required replacement. No reasoning was given for cause of failure. I am concerned after getting a new 2000 dollar transfer case that the problem may occur again if the cause is still out there and not fixed. Maybe the cause was a weak part in the case itself. Either way, transfer cases usually do not go out with so few miles on them and I do not even drive on gravel roads let alone go four wheeling with it so tough driving could not have been the cause. I also question why a new transfer case for my truck has taken four weeks now to get. Are that many going out that the manufacurer can not keep up? I am wondering if this has happened with other similar vehicles or if this was just a fluke. Thanks for your help.

- Victor, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 041999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Transfer replaced w/in 4 mths of purchase, transmission now does not wish to shift...dealer is questioning

- Sioux City, IA, USA

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