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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Dodge Viper

1998 Dodge Viper

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1998 Dodge Viper Problems

Engine -- Verified

A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The electronic entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us that the entry module should be replaced to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

Our technicians tell us that there is a Powertrain Control Module software update to correct an intermittent hesitation between 4,000 & 5,000 RPM, or engine spark knock when using 91 octane gasoline.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles are present in the LDP, replace vapor canister in addition to LDP. The purge solenoid should also be checked for debris or carbon contamination and replaced as necessary. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspe...

1998 Dodge Viper Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 25, 2002

Summary: 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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Suspension & Steering, May 20, 2002

Summary: 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.

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Suspension & Steering, May 20, 2002

Summary: 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.

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