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

Whining noise from oil pump

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.

Engine noise due to carbon buildup

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

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

Why did my new bearings break (1 answer)

1 have a 1987 dodge diplomat and my bearings broke dut to heavy work trying to get out of snow plus i hit a few curbs. The outer bearing broke and caused the inner to break and my wheel was holding on by my break pads. The washer was sandwiched around the bolt that held the hub assembly and i di...

What type of oil is required for a 1990 Dodge Ram (3 answers)

My clutch pedal hit the floor and did not return and a metal bracket fell off (2 answers)

A metal mount fell off the truck and the clutch pedal is on the floor. The clutch wont return

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1990 Dodge Ram 50 Recalls

Recall 95V103003
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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1990 Dodge Ram 50 Reviews

A dodge ram 50 and power ram 50 are amazing trucks. The only thing not the best in them is the transmission. Thats the only weak link they have

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