fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,641 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 282003

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,565 miles


1998-2001 B-van (Dodge full size) bs control module is protected with a 40 amp fuse. A 10 ga. Wire comes out of the control module then the wire "Y"'s out to two 14 ga. Wires. It appears as though the ABS pump or relay sticks on these vehicles. Then one of the 14 ga. Wires over heats and starts the wiring harness on fire. The 40 amp fuse does not blow. The fire continues until the entire van is fully enguled in flames.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #3

May 012001

Ram 3500

  • miles
Electrical system is not operable. Park lights wouldn't come on, and consumer smells like an electrical fire. There is a fuel leak leaking from back of engine.

- Cumby, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 222000

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Headlight wires melted. Replaced by dealer. Problem renturned on second set.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 041999

Ram 3500

  • miles
Fuel pump had to be replaced due to engine dying out. Engine check light came on & then died out. Had fuse replaced due to blowing out constantly. Engine & catalytic converter affected.

- Saint Joseph, CA, USA

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