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Hello Dholton,

A battery could show 12.6 volts under no load but as soon as you place a load on a BAD battery the output voltage will drop.

Have your battery load tested (a carbon pile tester simulates a load based upon your batteries CCA rating)

I suspect you have a bad battery.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


I would be inclined to say that you didn't tighten the battery cables enough, there is corrosion between the cables and the connections. Did you use the appropriate washer when you re attached the cables at the fender? Grounds can be fussy sometimes. Even a layer of paint in between the washer and the fender will show a bad ground..

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Aug 05, 2017


Public library. Aldatadiy.com, eautorepair.net

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


Bad hydraulics (leaking/spongy) and worn out clutch have opposite symptoms. If the clutch does NOT ENGAGE - get the vehicle moving - you probably need to replace the clutch and/or pressure plate.
If the clutch does NOT DISENGAGE - you can't get the transmission into gear, or there is difficulty or grinding when trying to shift between gears - your hydraulic system is not moving the clutch release arm far enough to disengage the clutch.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 09, 2017


YEAH... I TRIED ALL that TOO...

Hello Tim Carson,

Finally I got codes read... and it said the OXYGEN SENSORS were complaining... OBD... DTC
(on-board-diagnostic... DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES)

So... of course I changed the... OXYGEN SENSORS.

The "NEW" OXYGEN SENSORS complained just as well...

I have subsequently learned the "SENSORS" are
just doing their job...

In my case reporting on a collapsed catalytic converter.
(muffler is actually a MORE common blockage).

A little hunting around... like Auto-Zone ... Napa auto...
Pep-boys... O'Reilly Auto Parts... even MIDAS might
yield FREE READINGs... (check around).

Just remember to wear your best SALES RESISTANCE...

and look up you prices on ROCKAUTO...
before you go...
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1998 Dodge... | Answered on May 25, 2017


yeah, it does sound like dirty fluid or even that solenoid, which is usually the shifting culprit, you might want to stay away from changing that valve tho, it is very involved, and the valve body has to come off, which there are two bearings which govern the direction of fluid flow, so stay away from that, just do what you can do which is the filter and the solenoid. you'll be fine.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on May 24, 2017


Check that fuses 18 and 19 are both good (located in junction block under cover at left end of dash). And check that the ground wire for the airbag system is grounded. It is a wire with an eyelet that attaches to a fastener on the left side of the transmission hump near the airbag controller.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on May 20, 2017


P0743 torque convirtor circuit malfunction
P0753 3-4 shift solonoid

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 09, 2017


I think you have a defective door ajar switch, this makes the control module think the door is open, that explains the light and the key in ignition warning.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 16, 2017


seems with the Info you provided ,, that you are getting NO Spark ,,,ck. coil wire ,,for corrosion ,,and then coil ,,,Dist. cap ,,,and Dist. Rotor ,,,,,LMK ,,,

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 15, 2017


The radiator fan relay should be in the Power Distribution Center, the box on the left fender well under the hood. Remove the cover and look at the diagram on the inside of the cover for the location of this relay.

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 04, 2017


Visit the on-line store, know as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem.
Best Manuals

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


Head gasket , blown up, check for water coming out the tail pipe

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 17, 2016


Most likely the instrument cluster board has bad souder get cluster or have electronics guy look ot the cluster board for bad joint

1998 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 12, 2016

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