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

An exhaust leak and/or chirp type noise may develop from the exhaust manifold to header pipe connection. Our technicians tell us that replacing the exhaust seal ring and flange springs, along with sizing the header pipe flange will generally correct this concern.

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.

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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, cu...

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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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