1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Dodge Ram 3500
- Check Engine Light Due to Pinched Leak Detection Pump Vacuum Lines
- Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking
- Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets
- Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak
- Engine oil leaks at distributor may be misdiagnosed
- Seat belt light comes on for no reason
- does not start the glo plug light that tells you to wait before you start your
- Fuel gauge dropping out. Were can i start lookin to solve this issue
- rear brakes lock up on cold mornings started doing this after all brake liningw
- What causes my heated and cooled air to come from different areas of the cab?
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Problems
If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.
Replacing a pressure solenoid valve in the transmission valve body may fix an issue where the transmission "hunts" between first and second gears. Our technicians report that customers sometimes describe this complaint as surging or bucking.
On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Questions
When light comes on, belts lock as if brakes are applied.
They will not unlock unless the passenger side door is opened
Then closed. The light then goes out, and the seat belts work properly.
After a short period of time the light comes on, and the belts lock again.
Is there a sensor that nee...
truck doswent come on so it wont start
it does it constantly but never comes back to the same level