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  1. 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 V8 Magnum 5.9l 360

    Would love some opinions on what would be some good upgrades on it (with anything). I've heard several opinions from some people i know but nothing that i have wanted to do. I do use the truck as a daily driver and to pull trailers.
  2. 98 5.9 RAM COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE

    Electrical
    New here, thanks for stopping by :) Problem spans the course of three weeks, first replaced alternator due to oreilly auto diagnosing a bad alt. Swapped it out, truck ran well for a week and a half. This was when i hopped in and turned the key to “on” displaying dash lights, then apon ignition...
  3. Speedometer Calibration Help

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    :wavey: Hey all, just picked myself up a 1998 Ram 1500 and it came with 285/75/16's on it. As I was driving it home I noticed the Speedo and GPS were 6mph off, as in the truck was showing 6mph slower than reality. From my research, 1998 is a tough year because late models needed them to be...
  4. Really Poor Fuel Milage..? 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

    Dodge Ram MPG Zone
    Hello all, I am becoming a bit frustrated in my truck recently. It is a 1998 dodge ram 1500 sport 5.9l auto, and I'm only pulling in around 5 to 6 mpg. Granted I only drive in town, but I would at least expect 10-11 mpg. Here's some more background. About 4 months ago I added a gibson super...
  5. Trans temp light

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    I didn't even knows there was a trans temp light, but Mine went on last night. Light came on so I found a place to stop the truck and let it cool down. Waited about 5 minutes and started it up and drove away. 5 miles later, the light came on again. I stopped for about 5 minutes and started...
  6. LED light problems

    Electrical
    I have a 1998 5.9 v8 and I just got some new tail lights and got some LEDs to go with it and when I put the led's on, the turn signal blinks really fast like there isn't anything there, even though it's working just fine. It's pretty annoying driving around with the fast clicking blinker but I...
  7. Wheel Back Spacing Question

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    I'm looking in purchasing some aluminum wheels for my 1998 Ram 1500. They have a back spacing of 3.625", and from my understanding the factory offset is 5". I'm running 285/75/16 tires, which are 31's. How far out in comparison will the tires stick out? They're pretty strict on this in Maine...
  8. 4wd wont work!!! please help

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    OK so i have a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.9L 4wd and so about a month ago my 4wd just quit working but the 4wd light was on and never blinked. I presumed it was the actuator since the vacuum lines were good. Once i replaced it, it seemed to move with more force than the old one so i figured that was...
  9. Horrible gas mileage need help!!

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    Hi guys I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.2L V8 318ci and i'm getting getting on average 7 mpg I realize its a truck and it wont get great gas mileage but this isn't right i haven't done any engine upgrades other than an off brand of K&N but that's it no chip anything it is lifted 2.5 in and it has...
  10. 1998 Ram 1500 Sport Headlight issues

    Electrical
    I have a 1998 Ram 1500 Ext. Cab with 5.9L V-8 that was given to me brand new when I graduated in 1997. I sold it to my younger brother when it was 5 years old and still in beautiful condition. I recently re-aquired it after it sat in his yard for 7yrs. I have it running great again except one...
  11. "Grinding Gears" When 4x4 disengaged

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    Hey guys - second post here, still learning the forum, apologies if this was addressed elsewhere and I missed it. 1998 ram 1500, auto, 4x4, 106k miles (original miles). Was pulling a pretty big log out last weekend and dropped it into 4L (and yes I did it correctly). Shifted back into 2x4 and...
  12. Stalls out in the middle of driving

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    My 98 Ram Sport 5.9 is stalling out in the middle of driving. It has slowly been happening more and more. After it stalls I pull over and it starts right up no problem. I got codes checked today and there is absolutely nothing coming up. When it stalls, nothing else happens, no noise, no...
  13. 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4 not working

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    hello just got my self a 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.2 and my 4x4 isn't working:smiledown:.....the light for the 4x4 is on but the front tires are just not working feels like its not catching? im new to having trucks as I am 16 ! so if you explain make it a bit easy for me ! thanks for the feed...
  14. 98 ram 1500 5.9l 4x4 won't start

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    Got a 98 ram 1500 4x4 5.9l v8 power steering pump was smoking and serpintine belt snapped so I swapped them both out and did a oil change while I was at it went to crank it and it won't crank and the truck kind of shakes and sounds like the belts bogging down and not allowing the engine to turn...
  15. 1998 dodge cummins 2500 24v - intermittent power loss, need diagnosis

    Cummins Diesel Specific Topics
    hi I am in desperate need of a diagnosis for my truck issue. I have a '98 dodge cummins 2500 3/4 ton 24 valve, 5 speed, of which has an intermittent hard start and also at random occasions while driving the engine will cut out for a split second resulting in check gages light to come on then...
  16. Trailer Hitch Recall

    Towing
    1998 through 2000 Ram Trucks with a factory installed trailer hitch have a recall. I have my '99 1500 at the dealer right now having them preform the service. I have attached the recall notice for your reference.
  17. FF54 toy build

    Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds
    Guess the title says it all. I bought this truck at the time because I wanted a four wheel drive for playing since I have my work truck which I normally drive. 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport. 318, 5 speed, 4x4. Stanard Cab short bed. This is the first dodge I have owned. This picture is the closest I...
  18. 98 1500 Stock Radio w/ Cassette

    Electrical
    Volume control not working well. Sometimes I can turn it a full turn two or three times and the volume doesn't change. Sometimes it works fine and sometimes when I try to turn the volume down the sound actually goes up for a couple of clicks and then down. I've tried pulling out on the knob...
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