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Dodge Ram 1500 Engine Problems

594 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 64 of these members (10.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 103 engine repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 376 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 81 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

9000 mi   Belt flew off on the interstate and remained in engine compartment. I was able to wrestle the truck off the road. Belt in engine compartment reinstalled. Dealer replaced tensioner and belt. 

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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   Muffler was rusted out. Had one from my son's truck that he took off. It only had 4000 miles on it and was factory "new". I installed it in a little under 2 hrs. 
91300 US $74 Radiator was plugged due to lack of maintrnence by previous owner. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

120000 mi   Needed water hose when sold. 

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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

99000 mi US $700 Second time in three years replacing heater core. 
108000   O2 sensor after cat was bad. Replaced sensor and rear brakes/discs. 

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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 $590 Manifold repair 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

30700 mi US $300 Emissions parts replaced. Did a smoke test but no leaks in the system. Replaced more parts in the emissions system. 

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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

56000 mi US $367 Sensor before Cat. Converter was bad. 
71000   Manifold problems Bad Catalytic Converter 
76000   Timing belt clicking noise, lifters,  bad catalytic converter connection to exhaust 
76000   Replaced catalytic converter, leaking exhaust manifolds. 
80000   Could not replicate the problem - Changed oil as requested and reset check-engine light. 
103000   Check Engine Light 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

139000 mi US $40 Radiator cracked  

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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 $770 radiator & temp gauge replaced. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

85000 mi US $1500 Radiator cracked  

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