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Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Dodge Ram 1500 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (30%)

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

27000 mi

US $600
Brakes failed at 27k brake pad literally fell off. dealer said new england weather caused erosion. 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

15080 mi

C $90
Emergency brake started sticking. They had to replace an actuator. 
18380 mi

C $366
Replaced both rear brake lines. The old ones were rotted out. 
54300 mi

US $300
brake pads and rotors turned 
29140 mi Rear brake rotors had to be replaced for 3rd time in 4 years. 
34100 mi Front driver brake caliper sticking. Caliper mount also had built up corrosion restricting the brake pad from releasing properly. Caliper sliders were greased, and corrosion in bracket was clean with wire brush and grinder. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

37000 mi Making a squealing sound on drivers side. Turned out to be bad front brakes. Replaced rotors and pads. 
57000 mi

US $700
Parking brake cable came loose and was hanging down. Caused the rear brakes to drag a bit. 
71000 mi

US $58
Parking brake cable was hanging down under the frame. Dealer said the cable was stretched and reattached and adjusted. This happened about 8 months ago too, but the shop I took it to didn't know how to fix properly. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

114000 mi

US $540
One front brake pad failed. New rotors and pads were put on. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

17500 mi

US $32
Adjusted parking brake 
26500 mi

C $90
parking brake release handle was broken 
57040 mi

C $55
Drivers side Brake caliper seized on, inspection revealed that the rubber boot around the caliper piston was torn. The boot cannot be repaired so a replacement caliper was installed. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

50800 mi

C $610
The caliper had to be rebuilt again only done a few months ago and brakes pads and rotors needed to be replaced on the front.  

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

97000 mi

US $600
Pads rotors 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

89000 mi

US $100
Replaced front rotors; warped. 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

112000 mi

US $800
Parking brake very rusted. Replaced. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

500-horsepower 8.3L V10 4-speed automatic RWD

14600 mi replace master brake cylinder, had spongy pedal feel. Repaired under warranty. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

109000 mi

US $175
pads and rotors 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

34720 mi

C $600
Rotors needed replacing. The work was done. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

147000 mi

US $350
Sticky caliper changed out. Pads also changed out at the same time. 
153000 mi

US $120
Piston failed for one of the front calipers. Replaced both front calipers. 
58300 mi

US $54
Pass. side, rear drum seized had to replace. The piston was missing a chunk and probably cracked. Never saw a piston fail like that. Cars aren't perfect, I'll leave perfection up to God. 
59000 mi

US $45
Driverside, rear caliper seized had to replace. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

79000 mi

US $400
R&R pads & parts 
153000 mi

US $250
brake lines needed to be flushed, new pads and rotors were installed 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

118420 mi

C $95
Rear brake pads became due for replacement after 90,000 kms. Still had a few mils on them though. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

140500 mi

US $200
Rear brakes and rotors 
198600 mi

C $95
replaced front brake pads 
204800 mi

C $250
Replaced worn rear brakes 
95000 mi

US $500
Had all 4 rotors and pads replaced. and tire rotation. 
161700 mi

US $200
Right front wheel started smoking, shop replaces rotor & brake hoses. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

39000 mi

US $200
Front calipers sticking, replaced calipers 
96700 mi

US $75
Original rear rotors were warped, resulting in a thumping sound when brakes were applied. Replaced rear rotors and brake pads. 
98000 mi

US $960
Brake caliper broke causing pad to be up against the disk. Needed new calipers on each side of the rear of the vehicle. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

83000 mi

US $160
Brake lines rusting badly, replaced before they blew out. 
83000 mi

US $450
e-brake needed ajustment, adjusting mechanism was a ball of rust, replaced it front driver brake caliper locked up 
90000 mi

US $60
New pass rear caliper. 
92000 mi

US $300
New pads and rotors in the front. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

83000 mi

US $200
Replaced front and rear brake pads 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

83080 mi

C $217
Vibration from rear when braking Replaced rear rotors, pads & parking brake shoes Vibration gone Replaced front brakes & rotors = 80% worn 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73000 mi

US $39
Rear speed sensor failed, giving me a ABS light and the check engine light. Went online and saw that it was the speed sensor that is most likey the problem. 
102000 mi

US $35
ABS sensor in rear end was failing and allowing the ABS to light up sometimes. Not all the time. Replaced sensor on top of rear end and solved the problem 
127000 mi

US $342
Emergency brakes not working. Wheel stud broken. To replace brake shoes and stud, you have to remove axle, replaced axle bearings and seals, damm calipers sticking after all put together, replace calipers. Rotorshadcracksandpitting replaced 
130000 mi

US $240
While replacing ball joints found brake pads were worn. Brake ling going to caliper was rusted and began to leak, caliper had cracks, so replace caliper, brake line and pads, $130. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

245-horsepower 5.9L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

76000 mi

US $1300
Replace rusted brake lines that failed. Replace brake line hoses. Replace front calipers. Replaced vacuum booster and master cylinder. Thieves at Meineke wanted $1400 - I did the work myself. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual RWD

174000 mi

US $200
Warped rotors, don't use ceramic pads with this truck, it will cause warpage 
213000 mi

US $90
replaced rotors and brake pads 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

89000 mi

US $500
Brakes rotors pads needed replacement front and rear, tho front critical and rear could wait a couple of months, so only worked on front. 
90000 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes replaced pads and rotors. 
90000 mi

US $1600
replaced rusted brake line. 
149800 mi

C $750
Replaced brakes pads and rotors 
163340 mi

C $950
Replaced rotors pads and calipers 
168000 mi

C $350
Oil from leaking rear axle seal contaminated the pads 

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