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You most likely have a vaccum supply issue to your A/C control panel/unit. Your dodge has a vaccum actuated mode door and under low vaccum situations (hard acceleration) the mode door will revert to its at rest position (floor vents)...

Follow the small plastic vaccum line coming out of your A/C unit under your hood, it will eventually end up at a source of vaccum, either the throttle body or intake manifold. Somewhere in between you will find your leak. Good luck!!!

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Sep 02, 2012


Use your crescent wrench to disconnect the positive and negative battery cables. Be careful not to touch both battery posts together with your wrench, as this will damage the battery and possibly harm you.

Use your spark plug socket to gently grab the insulated end of the spark plug wire; pull it away from the tip of the plug. The spark plug socket looks like a regular set of pliers, except that the jaws have rubber inserts to grip the insulation without damaging it. The plug wire itself looks like a 15-gauge wire with a rubber boot on each end: One end is connected to the spark plug present in each of the eight cylinders, while the other end is connected to a coil pack terminal, usually located on the right rear side of the engine compartment. The coil pack is a square, black, solid-state component that has eight terminals for each of the eight plug wires.

Use your spark plug socket to gently pull the coil pack end of the plug wire away from the terminal. Repeat the last two steps until all eight wires are removed.

Consult the service manual for your vehicle's year model and determine the exact firing order. You will need to connect each new wire to the numbered coil pack terminal and the corresponding engine cylinder. Failure to replace the wires in the right order will result in failure of engine operation.

Use your crescent wrench to reconnect the battery cables (black wire to black terminal, red wires to red terminal).

Start the vehicle and make sure it is running smoothly. If you hear misfiring in the engine, use the spark plug wrench to make sure all the connections are properly seated. If the condition continues, you will need to further diagnose the electrical system.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Jul 15, 2012


remove engine mounts , sometimes exhaust manifolds. jack up engine drill holes in old pugs use hole to pull out plug install new plugs is all day job for all.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Jul 15, 2012


That was answered already

Remove the trans pan,same as it has been done for decades

There are a couple of torx screws holding filter on,no screen.

Screens are on asian transaxles

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Jun 08, 2012


No screen

Remove the trans pan

A couple of T25 Torx screws, I think,
remove the filter

Been that way for decades

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Jun 08, 2012


Fuel pump is worn out, need to replace it.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on May 05, 2012


Buy a new torque converter before you destroy ******.
Been there.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Mar 03, 2012


If you run the engine without an o2 sensor your emissions and fuel management systems will not work correctly.First thing to do if the engine revs high is to take the idle air control valve off and clean the carbon out of it and the throttle body using a non-chlronated brake cleaner.Then reset the computer by disconnecting the ground on the battery for 30 seconds or pull the ECM fuse or with a code reader.If the problem exists do the same with the mass air flow sensor.Let me know the results.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Jan 25, 2012


Your vehicle dose not have a maf sensor. They used a map sensor it is on the engine located under the front of the breater where it attaches to the engine.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Dec 30, 2011


just tuck it up its a safety device that allows air to enter the fuel tank when it cools and the tank starts to crunch up from the vacumn inside it caused by the vapour control thingy

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Dec 26, 2011


Wished i had a shekel for everytime i try to find a noise like this ,you think its the front right and its the left rear i think your mechanic is correct

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Dec 26, 2011


i have heard of this before from people and seen the replys from american mechanics and they all seem to say change the fuel filter but i couldnt understand this as to why the filters play up as i very rarely change a filter here in europe but i think i have since learned why and this the oil companies add eythenol alcohol to the fuel to save crude oil and in europe this is limited to 5% but in america it can be around 10% and higher as their is no law about it and as this fuel from bio mass production is hydroscopic which means it absorbs water from the atmosphere then you get a build up of water in the tank that gets caught in the filter .Try it anyway and see what happens

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Dec 26, 2011


THE FUEL FILTER IS INTEGRATED INTO THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR WHICH IS MOUNTED IN THE FUEL TANK.

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Nov 12, 2011


it is on top of the rear axle housing / differential

1998 Dodge Ram | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

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