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1990 Dodge W250 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Dodge W250

1990 Dodge W250 Problems

The automatic transmission may fail due to a pinched or restricted transmission oil cooler. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection and flushing of the transmission cooler and lines if this type of failure is noted.

Vehicles equipped with 12" diameter rear brakes may encounter premature rear brake shoe wear. If it is found the brake system is functioning as designed our technicians tell us revised brake shoes are available for this concern.

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gasket, intake manifold gasket, distributor o-ring, and rear main seal area are common. The leak at the rear main seal area is generally not the seal itself but the bearing cap to the engine block seal. An oil leak could also be internal to the distributor, if oil is found inside the distributor then the distributor should be replaced.

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1990 Dodge W250 Questions

Usually upon acceleration the enging seems to be missing. It will make a popping sound, and feels like a slight stall, and I can feel the gas pedal jump a bit. It seems to do it less when the OD is turned off but it still does it some. Most noticably on climbs and from stops.

The u-joints in my rear drive shaft broke and my rear drive shaft fell out. I was in 4 wheel drive at the time. I was able to drive the truck home using front wheel drive only. I replaced the U-joints and put the driveshaft back in place. Now however, my truck will not engage into reverse or ...

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