1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 ProblemsTicking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area
Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 QuestionsWhen the heater is on and I switch from vent to defroster AC pump comes on is This normal? (2 answers)
Also loses heat when you switch it
Put it on the rack listen with a screwdriver no noise from the actual notice from the differential the noise is coming 6 inches from the end of the drive shaft that goes into the differential what is it it was from the time you start out 10 miles an hour it goes louder as you go faster but never...
does not work at all
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 RecallsChrysler Recalls 1998-2003 Dodge Rams Due to Short Circuit in ABS Control Module Connector
Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1997-1998 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with Diesel engines because the throttle linkage joints can corrode and cause the throttle to bind or stick. This may result in a loss of throttle control, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rod ends and ball studs.
Chrysler has recalled certain 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models in areas that use road salt because corrosion of the return spring on the hood secondary latch could cause the mechanism to bind in the "release position." This may cause the hood to open unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch.