Question about 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Can you tell me why I am having to replace water pump on 1998 dodge pickup so often? I replaced a water pump about 5 years ago, and then another one within the last year and now it is leaking and overheating again.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 6,674 Answers

2 things come to mind for me. How good the quality of the replacements your buying , and belt tension. Too much tension can cause it as well as a few other things to experience early bearing failure.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1392 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 5.9 Diesel w/ high

Have you had the rear diff serviced regularly? If not, this is most likely the cause. Metal builds up on the sensor, and "shorts" it out. Keeping your diff serviced every 30K should help them last longer.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • 299 Answers

SOURCE: 98 dodge grand caravan. it is overheating. I

if the bottom hose and top hose are not the same temp replace the thermostat

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My 2002 Dodge Stratus has been over heating off

Check your fuses. Your blower motor fuse may be out.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

  • 170 Answers

SOURCE: engine overheating after 10 minutes.


How many miles on your D, and what engine does it have? The service interval for the cooling system with its oem green coolant is every 3 years or 36K.

When was it last serviced? Where under the car does the green fluid appear when it leaks?

Posted on Aug 06, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

98 Dodge Stratus runs rough, stalls, is running hot. I replaced the cam and crank shaft position sensors when the codes came up, also replace the fuel pump a few months ago. Now this. It also doesn't start...

Well the timing belt and water pump either work or they don't. So I doubt either part has actually failed.
I think I would want to figure out the running hot problem first since that could cause the other two if its a leaking head gasket.

Mar 07, 2014 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

Recently replaced Serpintine belt. Truck squeals

If your truck has a fan clutch check to see if it is good.

Feb 10, 2014 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

1998 neon keeps overheating mostly when idleing...the theromostat has been replaced twice and radiator replaced about 1 year ago

is the cooling fan working when it should be.if so then you could have a water pump problem or a head gasket problem.

Jun 22, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

I got a water leak coming from the front of the engine can not locate the water pump can you please tell me what is my problem it is 1998 dodge caravan 3.0Liter v6

your on the right track it most likely is the water pump, the pump is behind the timing cover on the 3.0L V6 you have to remove the cover and the timing belt in order to replace the pump....HAVE FUN

Mar 13, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

My 98 dodge intrepid 3.2 liter engine is leaking water from the waterpump area. The waterpump was professionaly replaced about 20,000 miles ago. I was told there are hoses underneath the cover that could...

No! The Pro was not a pro. At a guess, the old gasket wasn't cleaned away. But it could be a faulty water pump too! Either way, it needs to be repaired. Just one overheating can fry an engine! So be rather careful not to invest in a dead horse. If you do a compression test, this will tell the tale.

May 21, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

Where is the water pump located. 1998 dodge neon

The water pump is driven by the timing belt. If its leaking replace it NOW. If the pump locks up, the timing belt will break and your valves will bent. and then the car will not be worth fixing. Replace the pump, belt and the tensioner. Dodge may have a redesigned tensioner and cover, buy all parts from the dealer.

Dec 17, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Over heating

when i bought my 98 stratus a year ago it was overheating too.I replaced the water pump,but when you do this you must replace the timing belt also,and since all this was fixed ive had no more problems with overheating/ good luck

Nov 21, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer


Is the water pump driven by your cambelt?If yes then probably misplaced the positions when you replaced the water pump.

Jul 07, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Ram Logo

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides