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Your state's Department of Transportation or equivalent will be able to answer the tag question. The insurance info will have to come from your insurance company.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


would not think so
Indicates an electronic parts failure from overheating a component
Possible a fault code reading will indicate the faulty sensor
Items affect are crank/cam position sensor , ignition control module , coil, ECM, Immobilizer

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018


With no engine light, there is not much of a problem. The engine check lights are generally very sensitive. I would try a tank of premium and see if that straightens it out.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018


Sound like a short, bad connection to the tach. Check that wiring before you do anything else. Had this problem on a chevy

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Double check your timing marks as they can sometimes shift when refitting the timing belt. If they are correct it could be an engine sensor causing the problem.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 17, 2017


make sure with a digital volt meter there is at least .05 volt on that lead wire to knock sensor.Then make sure the knock sensor is grounded to it's mount.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 10, 2017


dealer only they have the software

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017


No, it would not be anything to do with the alternator.

My guess would be the body control module, or BCM-a minicomputer under the dash that controls a lot of electrical functions- lights, cabin controls, etc. Not sure if the bcm has anything to do with the air bags, though.

I first was thinking that somehow a part of the fuse panel (the part that has fuses for the things you said would not work) was not being sent power from the ignition switch. Those fuses are only sent power to them and their circuits when the ignition is in accessory or run. But that doesn't explain the headlights coming on by themselves...that is why I am now thinking your problem may be the BCM. You might need a pro to sort it out. Also check with the dodge dealer if any reprogramming is necessary when replacing the BCM. It's up under the dash somewhere, maybe behind the glove box. You would need a voltmeter or multi-meter to do any diagnosing. Also a wiring diagram, and a flow chart or troubleshooting steps...gets pretty complicated...it can be diagnosed to kind of see if the bcm is the problem, but that is often left to a shop or the dealer. Your car has some strange electrical problems. Did that have anything to do with the previous owner selling it?

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 19, 2017


You in most cases never see any leak, the gas evaporates before it hit the ground, so put the car on a car lift and look for the stains that gasoline leaves when it runs down from a leak.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 31, 2016


If it starts right back up. Look at ground points. Could be a bad wire. Continuity checks are needed for the wires. If it starts after it cools down, look at the ignition module, crank sensor, or coil.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 15, 2016


This often indicates that your brakes are worn and in need of replacement.
Most disk brake systems have a squealer that makes noise to remind you to have your brakes inspected when they near end-of-life.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 26, 2016


Could be the crank sensor... Possibility that the fuel pump is going out or a dirty fuel filter. There are a large range of things that could be the problem.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 10, 2016


The bolts on top get stuck in the mount. Prying back and forth usually gets them to come out. Some times a long pry bar is need. Some times there are 3 nuts on top. If they are inline with the strut, There are 2 , if they are off set , there are 3. Been a while since I've done an older Dodge.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 06, 2016

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