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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 (3%)

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Dodge Ram 1500 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

75940 mi

C $2685
No heat reaching the cab. Blend doors broken and control module had to be replaced. Nine hours of labour to repair! 
76260 mi

C $355
Problem ended up being related to a faulty brake light switch. Switch replaced, no more problem. 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

104400 mi

US $146
Hot day air conditioning not working very well, mechanic said it was 1/2 lb. low of freon used dye could not locate any leak. said to come back in 2 weeks and he would look for leak with black light. 

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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

4244 mi Replace wheel speed sensor 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

33300 mi The truck required the AC condenser to be replaced. 
33700 mi The truck was taken in due to a code for a bad 02 sensor. The sensor checked out okay, but the PCM had to be replaced. I believe this may have been damaged during the prior repair when the dash had to be removed to replace the AC condenser. 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

26536 mi The transmission was going into 4th gear (safety mode) and the check engine light was on, after a few attempts to fix this problem it was resolved, the problem was in an electrical plug. No charge (power-train warranty). 
22000 mi EVIC display at center of dash console goes out intermittently. Even though I was able to demonstrate to dealer through video and first hand experience, because it was not actively doing it on day of service they did not repair. 
62000 mi

US $300
Driver side lock electric lock no longer working. 
40080 mi Passenger door central locking would not work 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

29000 mi

US $150
Battery test resulted in a bad battery. Raplaced before any problems arose. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

13000 mi

US $900
Unable to play some DVD's, Unit replaced. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

57000 mi

US $700
refrigerant connection to evaporator coil fractured. Replaced evaporator coil. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

36000 mi truck nav system/ radio stopped working 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

28000 mi Window defrost inoperable, rattle noises from mid console/dash when the vehicle is started. Problem was broken plastic vent pieces (dampers) in HVAC system. There's a TSB bulletin on this for software upgrade related to HVAC controls. 
29000 mi Replaced Drivers side mirror (side mirror ice defrost failure).  
80000 mi

US $100
Door lock actuator 
51700 mi

US $155
Had to have the A/C re-charged. Also had to have the actuator door replaced in the A/C conduit housing. 
59700 mi

US $880
I had evaporator, actuator door replaced drivers and passengers side. 

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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

51300 mi

US $40
Selector motor plastic gets broke 
51000 mi Vent door actuator broke, dealer re-flashed computer and replaced actuator located in dash. 
69000 mi

US $100
Alternator was making a whining sound, dealer replaced under extended warranty. 
38000 mi

US $100
Alternator had to be replaced. 
115280 mi

C $900
replacement key fob and rear door actuators 
3483 mi turn signal was not shutting off after turn made. dealer replaced switch under warranty. There was also an oil change done at 5400 KMs in this month. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

100000 mi

US $175
High pressure shcrader valve started leaking. Valve was replaced and A/C system was vacuumed down and recharged. 
56000 mi

US $600
SMALL leak in hose 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

50800 mi

C $610
Front light drivers side bulb replaced out again now. 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

171000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioner would not function compressor not engaging 
175700 mi

US $425
Tachometer gauge does not read. Tried reset however it is reading zero and then to high much of the time. PCB module failed this was only on the Ac circuit. $1,300 board that had Freescale component that failed. 
184000 mi

US $675
Compressor failed leaks freon 

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

139000 mi Removed broken Re-circulate door. 

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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

47000 mi

US $85
Mistakenly turned on A/C during blizzard when engine compartment was packed with snow. Blew fan motor fuse for condenser. Engine light came on. Bought an engine analyzer to diagnose problem and replaced 30a fuse. Truck good as new. 
58300 mi

US $65
Engine light MIL came on related to OOC fuel gauge. Sender on fuel pump has failed. Too much trouble to change the fuel pump out. Put Electricians tape over low fuel light and rely on odometer for fuel level. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

129000 mi

US $50
Replaced electric door lock actuator. 
57000 mi

US $350
Sirius Satellite radio not receiving signal 

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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

93460 mi One of the vent flaps inside the dash stopped working. Partly disassembled dash and repaired the cracked plastic part of the outside air flap - there are how-to videos on Youtube to help in disassembly. 0 cost but time-consuming. 

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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

74732 mi

C $349
Wiper motor replacement 
193900 mi

C $140
Front control module controlling headlights went 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

60760 mi

C $1000
Heater vent door (diverter) malfunctioned. No heat to floor. Well known problem with Dodge trucks. Repair immediately unsuccessful. 

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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

84000 mi After purchasing the truck, noticed when when you tilted the steering wheel, the heater blower motor shut off. There was a pinched wire in steering column. Dealer repaired problem at no cost in about an hour. 
107300 mi

US $130
A/C needed complete drain and recharge. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

59500 mi

US $107
Recirculation door broke at pivot pins and fell loose in the housing, leaving the HVAC system open to outside and inside air. Removed recirc door, pivot pins and actuator motor from new assembly and replaced failed components in 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

85000 mi Stereo went bad. Had to replace the stereo, put in an aftermarket stereo. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

500-horsepower 8.3L V10 6-speed manual RWD

51000 mi

US $235
I was in the fourth year of a three year battery. Finally gave up and replaced the battery. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

122000 mi

US $75
Replaced power seat lift motor. Dodge claims you have to replace whole seat assembly but not true. Found part online w instructions. Another benefit of US brand 
138000 mi

US $30
AC not cooling at idle. Replaced condenser fan. 

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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 $150
Heater defroster plastic motor doors broken 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

93500 mi

C $1150
Whining noise from the engine. AC Compressor bearing failure. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

71000 mi

US $97
Replaced bad brake pedal light switch. 

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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

76000 mi

US $1100
Repaired Third Brake Light. 
98000 mi

US $140
AC clutch coil shorted out blowing fuse. Bought new clutch and tools to remove old clutch. New clutch plate was too thick and I could not get proper gap, ended up using old clutch plate. 
135000 mi

US $75
Condenser fan stopped running. No blown fuse, system kept shutting off with a big kick. Low side had over 100 lbs, scared me I thought the compressor or expansion valve blew, noticed that the fan was not running, rad very hot need more chars 
142000 mi

US $261
the lock all windows button failed to allow other buttons to work, this is a problem with dodge, 35 dollars for an upgraded switch from switchdoctor dot com 

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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

80000 mi All Parking Lights out. Caused by open circuit inside the Independent Power Module (IPM). Repaired per You-tube video. 
124000 mi

C $300
REPLACED ALTERNATOR 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual RWD

98000 mi

US $450
HVAC blend door 
161000 mi

US $100
Replaced pass side tail light socket and bulb due to electrical short causing bulb socket to melt 
170000 mi

US $70
removed and replaced the external fan on the AC unit. the fan had quit working. 
226000 mi

US $130
Replaced the battery -- it was 7 years old 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

115300 mi

US $350
Replaced: instrument cluster gauge light, air bag module,  tail light sensor.  

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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

94000 mi

US $310
rear drivers window stopped working halfway up. wires were problem. also discovered but not repaired were u joint needs replacing ($425) and 3 oxygen sensors are gone($900 for all 3). Deciding on whether to repair or trade....soon! 
168000 mi

C $350
Ac cam motor bearing staring to disintegrate 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

84000 mi rear door lock sticks, latch replaced under warranty 

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

60000 mi

US $450
replaced condensor, air pump, thermostat, a/c lines 

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