1998 5.9 2WD Ram won't go into first gear. Takes off in second gear

Asked by Mar 03, 2010 at 12:06 AM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

No first gear.  Manual shifting won't engage first gear either.  Gas gage quit working and engine sometimes won't start like it is flooded and sometimes it runs real rough for a while cold.  All these symptoms started at the same time it seems.

1 Answer

10

check your fuse pannel mine was starting to start hard and run kinda like crap. i put new cap, rotor, wires, plugs, new fuel pump, distributer, air filter, and lots of TIME and no change. lol then i pulled and checked all my fuses and they had white corriosion on some of them. i put a whole round of new ones and it cured mine. I forgot what my grand pa always toldme... to always start with the simplest.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,510
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,410
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,203 Great Deals out of 239,249 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,706 Great Deals out of 196,290 listings starting at $699
Used Dodge Ram 2500
156 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,246 Great Deals out of 71,104 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Tacoma
731 Great Deals out of 50,663 listings starting at $1
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
388 Great Deals out of 53,755 listings starting at $1,899
Used Dodge Dakota
107 Great Deals out of 3,580 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Ram 3500
63 Great Deals out of 2,287 listings starting at $5,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 1,451 listings starting at $6,798
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,096 listings starting at $5,990
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 1,591 listings starting at $2,950
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,446 listings starting at $2,588
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,284 listings starting at $2,994

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.