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1998, Dodge 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by L.I.Mike, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I will be looking at this truck this weekend. It has the 318 and a 5 speed, 6.5 foot bed. I am not familiar with Dodges so is there anything I should be careful of?
  2. ram_tough2001

    ram_tough2001 Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    check the ball joints if its a 4x4 check all the u joints. the 5 speeds tend to have clutch chatter due to the flywheel warping. also check the power steering resevior they rot out. the intake gaskets sometimes go bad as well as the timing cover gasket. check all that out and if all is good id say go with it.
  3. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Thanks for the info.