1998 Dodge Viper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Dodge Viper

1998 Dodge Viper Problems

Driveline Clunk on Acceleration/Deceleration is Normal

Some driveline clunk noted on acceleration and deceleration is considered normal.

Noise from transmission when clutch is engaged and transmission in neutral
A light chatter or rattle or noise from the transmission may be noted with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. Updating the transmission lubricant, SAE 75W will help but not eliminate it.
Lack of performance due to misalignment of throttle cable bracket
A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.

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1998 Dodge Viper Questions

low idle / exhaust leak (2 answers)

low idle maybe 500 rpm not sure why? car has only 6300 miles. I do notice an exhaust leak from the drivers side front tire area. maybe this would cause a low idle? also, where can I go to fix my exhaust leak? I live in Chicago
thanks

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1998 Dodge Viper Recalls

Recall 01V312000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCE CRACKS AT THE WELDS OF THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL MOUNTING BRACKET.
Recall 01V313000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCECRACKING OF THE STEERING RACK MOUNTING BRACKETS.
Recall 01V120000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RACING OPTION (ACR OR GT2). THE 5-POINT RACING SEAT BELT HARNESS, WHICH IS OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE VIPER MAY NOT MEET THE VOLUNTARY LOAD SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH BY THE FIA (FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE).

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