29th Apr 2008, 02:26

I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 club cab 4x4, I posted a comment on the 31st in ref to the items that have went wrong with my truck.

Well low and behold both front door lock actuators have went out and if anyone could tell me where the cheapest place to get them from. (checked the dealership and I would have to leave my first born).

Thanks for any help in advance. email flstci_2003@hotmail.com.

29th May 2008, 14:05

After reading all of this, I don't know what to think. I just bought a 2000 15004x4, 120000 miles, transmission searching for gears, does not slip, more like a bad misfire.

Just did a major tune up today; plugs, wires, cap, rotor, took it for a test ride, and same thing. Transmission appears to have been replaced; "it is spotless", so I guess it's off to the transmission shop for diagnosis. Was in hope of having this truck a long time, now I just don't know.

Also have leaking inner axle seal on front diff, not a big deal to me. I have had this type of diff apart before.

Power steering pump replaced the day I bought it, A/C has a leak also, but on the bright side no payments, and I did keep my 1980k20 Chevy.

This is the newest truck I have ever owned, and it looks like it may be short lived.

22nd Sep 2008, 10:26

2001 Dodge Ram V8 of course had the dash problem, Dodge replaced Dash after involving the news media though still had to pay 100 bucks for labor. Truck has 147000 miles and now we have to replace the fuel pump (i think). As long as the truck doesn't warm up it runs good (except for the transmission slip and the radiator leak). Upon warming up the truck will cut off if you slow down to stop or turn. We think the fuel pump is overheating. It will usually crank up right after sometimes with hesitation but will immediately die again if you aren't sending fuel to it via the accelerator. If anyone has any other suggestion, please let me know at faithfullypeachy@yahoo.com If anyone is having the same problem, I hope this helps.

3rd Nov 2008, 12:17

2001 Dodge Ram 4x4 ext cab. Bought new in March 01.

First year was OK, then after that everything went downhill.

Terrible gas mileage, hard starting, never taken off-road (I have the off road package), hardly ever have used the 4 wheel drive.

Cracked dash.

Complained to the dealer and called Dodge, but no help.

Front tires worn out on outer edges at 25000 miles.

U joints and rear of transfer case broke at 45000 miles.

Door window switch.

A/C went out. Ball joints and FRONT suspension shot.

Fuel pump shot (2nd Dodge unit).

Dodge sucks, and won't stand behind its so called warranty.

This truck has had regular maintenance, and has never been abused. Now the paint clear coat is peeling, and there's rust along the bottom edges.

Thanks Dodge.

8th Nov 2008, 21:10

Looking up reviews on my Dodge 1500.

11th Nov 2008, 18:13

I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 auto, and never had a problem until now. The transmission has a little rattle, just for a second, and then stops. Only happens once in a while. It has 95000 miles on it. What should I do? What's wrong?

2nd Dec 2008, 15:18

I have an 01' Dodge Ram 1500 4wd with the Off Road Package. Bought it new in the spring of 01 with 7 miles on it. Had no problems with it other than rotors and brake pad wear, tuned it up yearly (cap/rotor/plugs) oil changed every 3k miles or less, yearly preventative maintenance on cooling system, transmission and diffs, adhered to the dodge scheduled maintenance for 4wd trucks.

At only 64k miles things started to happen:

Cruise control died, replaced the clock spring. The front end got loose, replaced shocks, ball joints and drive joints. Changed over to the 1 ton HD steering and replaced the trac bar (all worn out). The trans went out at 64500 miles (torq converter failure) and the right side of the factory stereo w/infinity speakers went dead.

Still has much play in the steering so the steering shaft was replaced with a borgeson unit and a new steering gear from PSC is next. The front end continues to feel loose and has begun to rattle. It's at the shop for repairs only thing still original are the hubs.

Never again will I buy a Dodge truck. They continue to produce junk with known defects. Plus the fact that the intake manifold is known to blow the lower plenum gasket, and the CAD system is failure prone and the front ends are just junk. The 5.9L gets nowhere near the sticker mpg no matter how easy it's driven.

Save your hard earned cash and get a Toyota 4x4.

27th Dec 2008, 08:29

98 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab - 140000 miles - no major problems thus far. Recently developed steering fluid leak - did have transmission worked on at about 90000 miles. Truck still looks great and is used every day. We've bought 2 more Dodge trucks since this one and 3 other members of the family have bought them and love them too. We change the oil every 3000 miles and replace transmission fluid every 60,000.

7th Jan 2009, 04:11

I also own a 98 Dodge Ram, I'm having the problems listed with the battery draining after 24 hours of sitting. Did anyone out there figure out what was causing this? My husband has gone through the whole thing twice and can't find it. Any suggestions?

12th Jan 2009, 11:25

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad 5.9L V8. Black with grey interior.

I purchased this piece used around 60K miles. 3 weeks after purchase the intake manifold gasket needed replaced.

I don't have the time to list everything that is wrong with this vehicle. But most are already listed on here. Transmission problems, dash cracking horribly, paint on hood coming off, cat converter rattles, air conditioner went out (evaporator core), vent problem with blowing air (probably some type of vacuum problem), and gets about 10mpg on interstate.

I will NEVER buy another dodge again. I wish there was some kind of recall for these pieces.

14th Feb 2009, 23:23

I own a 1998 1500 2wd 5.9 Liter 360. It has 166,xxx miles, and 3 days ago the overdrive light came on, and then shortly after that the Trans Temp Light came on, so I stopped and checked it out. Nothing out of the normal besides the gauge lights, so I eased it back home.

Well today I decided to take it for a drive and she drove normal like nothing happened, and shifted smooth and stayed in over drive, until I started back to the house. I left from a red light and it hesitated a little kinda sluggish wanting to take off, and didn't want to shift into 2nd so I eased off and she shifted, but no overdrive or trans temp lights have came on since, so I'm wondering if the torque converter is going out... and help would be appreciated...

Thanks Tony Email - army_class_09@yahoo.com.

23rd Mar 2009, 21:31

1998 Dodge 1500 - Everything has been replaced besides the engine. I do have issues with the 1st and 8th mis-firing. If I do not put the gas cap on just right the check engine light comes on.

With these trucks I have come to reality that you cannot drive it like a truck, but more like a piece of glass. (worried about every bump in the road breaking something). Have put too much work and effort into it to get rid of it now.