1990 Dodge Ram 50 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Dodge Ram 50

1990 Dodge Ram 50 Problems

On 2.4L 4 cylinder engines a whining noise may be noted when the engine is cold and the rpm is in the 1800-2000 range. Our technicians tell us that most commonly this type of noise is coming from the engine oil pump. The repair is to replace the front case assembly and both the drive and driven oil pump gears.

Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common and increases with mileage and over time. Symptoms can vary from light ticking to hammering/knocking noises. Performing a Fuel injector cleaning service will often also remove enough carbon build up to lessen any noise concerns related this issue.

Engine oil leaks may develop from the following areas: Valve cover gaskets, cam plugs at rear of the cylinder head, cam seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filter bracket. Leaking seals and gaskets should be replaced. Due to mis-machining of the mating surfaces, as special gasket is required to correct the oil filter bracket leak.

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1990 Dodge Ram 50 Questions

carb. is to rich. fowling plugs and won't pass emission test.

Truck wont start so im just trying to figure out if there's a fuel shut off switch or not

What can I check? Lost power, won't run or start, no horn, flashers or dash gages. Truck started and ran fine. 2 weeks ago truck did this and then after sitting for several days it started. I did replace the key reminder switch as someone thought that was it. Wrong. Truck ran this morning, c...

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1990 Dodge Ram 50 Recalls

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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