1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: Downhill towing only
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie SLT Extended Cab Pickup (5.2L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Downhill towing only
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

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All maintenance done on schedule. Towing has only been performed with overdrive OFF. NEVER exceeded or even came close to rated towing capacity. Transmission after-cooler for additional protection installed. Transmission failed at 30K, 75K, and 100K. EVERY time it has been the torque converter clutch as the initial cause. Rear differential needed work at 25K and 60K. Transfer case failure at 75K. DO NOT shift on the fly, it will ruin the transfer case eventually, even when ONLY performed below 30mph.

Best Features

Styling is sharp, lots of engine torque, comfortable, and fun to drive.

Worst Features

TRANSMISSION. REAR DIFFERENTIAL.
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