1998 Dodge Ram SLT 1500 4x4 5.9L V8 from North America
Nice looking truck, comfortable cab but a mechanical nightmare.
3 weeks after purchase needed right wheel bearing, 2 tie-rod ends and the power steering box replaced.
I had to replace the transmission AND transfer case 3 times and it was seemingly due for a 4th replacement when I traded it in.
Had fuel pump replaced.
Front end was also in severe disrepair when I traded it in, needed all new tie-rod ends, u-joints and traction bar.
Both front axle seals failed.
It's really a shame the troubles I had with this truck.
Truck was very comfortable inside and a gorgeous truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd May, 2004
8th Jul 2004, 12:19
I own a 1999 Dodge RAM 1500 4x4 pickup and agree that it is beautiful, a smooth ride, but a a mechanical nightmare. The vehicle has just 39,400 miles, but within the past 9 months:
..AC Condenser replaced
..AC valve replaces
..Evaporator System replaced
..Dash cracked in 4 places
..Left front tire split (original tire)