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Dodge Ram 1500 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

552 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 90 of these members (16.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 79 engine repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Dodge Ram 1500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Dodge Ram 1500 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Dodge Ram 1500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

29% of the Dodge Ram 1500 repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 271 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 engine repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Ram 1500 engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 37% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 78 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 8000    
9000 0 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. 
29000  

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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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 84000    
84000 0 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 74 Radiator was plugged due to lack of maintrnence by previous owner. 
98000  

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

Dodge Ram 1500 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 113000    
119000 0 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 90000    
99000 700 Second time in three years replacing heater core. 
108000 160 O2 sensor after cat was bad. Replaced sensor and rear brakes/discs. 
128000  

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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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 91760    
93500 590 Manifold repair 
96720  

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 27000    
30700 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 54000    
56000 367 Sensor before Cat. Converter was bad. 
71000 579 Manifold problems Bad Catalytic Converter 
76000 1029 Timing belt clicking noise, lifters,  bad catalytic converter connection to exhaust 
76000 1100 Replaced catalytic converter, leaking exhaust manifolds. 
80000 110 Could not replicate the problem - Changed oil as requested and reset check-engine light. 
101000 0 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 137000    
137000 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 109000    
115300 770 radiator & temp gauge replaced. 
126000  

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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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 84000    
85000 1500 Radiator cracked  
87000  

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