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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%)

Chart based on 446 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 88 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

100000 mi

US $18
Loose gas cap message displayed. Replace defective gas cap. 

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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

46000 mi

US $100
Exhaust manifold leak. They replaced the exhaust gasket and associated manifold bolts that typically break when removing them from the block. 

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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

52000 mi Exhaust manifold broken, repaired under warranty 
97000 mi Seven manifold bolts were broke between the drivers side and passenger side exhaust manifold. This was causing a loud ticking sound. Fixed under powertrain warranty. 
28980 mi

C $135
Check engine light on,computer diagnosis was replace gas cap, none in stock, required second visit. 

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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. 
31000 mi Water pump bearing failure with leak. 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

68500 mi Exhaust header bolts had sheared off, leading to a ticking noise at start up. Exhaust manifolds had warped, so both replaced. All under 100K mile warranty. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

79000 mi

US $140
Coolant leak. Turned out to be a rusted and disintegrating hose clamp on the upper radiator hose connection to the engine. Replaced clamp and refilled with coolant. 
96000 mi

US $30
Bad coolant temperature sensor. Fixed it myself with genuine Mopar part. 

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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

78000 mi Ticking sound on start that would go away when engine warmed up, from what I found it was a couple exhaust manifold bolts that like to come loose. I sold the truck before I could have repaired. 
52080 mi

C $140
SES light whenever towing. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

89285 mi

US $7139
Replaced engine (long block) replaced 3 ignition coils) 1 fuel injector, 16 spark plugs and replaced and flushed radiator, replaced ambient temperature sensor. 
115000 mi Oil cover gasket leak 
122000 mi Oil Leak 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

35000 mi

US $100
Stumbling & eventually cutoff @ stops. Dealer could only find 'misfire' code on one of the cylinders. Dealer preformed a 'Performance Flash Update', truck stalled before I got it home, so this did not correct problem. Have not been back. 
37500 mi

US $1500
Computer te flashed, then replaced 
150000 mi The passenger side exhaust manifold had a stud snap, causing an exhaust leak. 

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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 $70
Replaced fan clutch. 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

99500 mi

US $40
EGR was faulty and needed to be replaced due to thrown code. Available info on the web shows this is not uncommon. Replaced with BWD part, which came with the correct gaskets. Performed 100K mile service as well (plugs, filters, etc) 

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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
Leaking water pump, replaced. Radiator hoses replaced. 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

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

68200 mi

C $75
Check engine light was. Code reader suggested change egr valve. Stayed off for approximately 1000 k then came back on 
77500 mi

C $50
Changed thermostat and coolant sensor 

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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

141000 mi

US $50
EGR Valve Replaced 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

97960 mi exhaust pipe disrupted between middle and end mufflers; fixed by installing a sleeve; 
210000 mi

US $140
EGR VALVE REPLACEMENT 

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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

107000 mi

US $60
water pump 

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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

28000 mi Power steering unit. no charge oxgen sensor & catalytic converter no charge 
88660 mi Actually - we will be trading in this vehicle. The Water Pump went, and it needs new tires, and well it is an 05. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

131000 mi

US $425
replaced water pump. replaced fan. 

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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

49000 mi

US $300
Fuel pump failure. Failed to start, disabled in my garage. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

141000 mi

US $2000
Complete engine rebuild due to previous owner overheating and damaging engine Replaced water pump and heater core during engine rebuild 
142500 mi

US $70
Replace radiator (clogged) 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

140000 mi

US $450
Replaced radiator 
83000 mi

US $150
Check engine light threw P0909 code. Had EGR replaced. Reset and no more code. 
83000 mi 0909 code is back, check engine light is on 
86000 mi

US $360
Replaced broken valve spring. Broke on the way home from the ball joint repair (within 2 minutes of leaving the garage parking lot). 
87000 mi

US $360
EGR replaced again. First replacement was with a defective part which was not a factory part. The replacement was then replaced with a factory part. 
137000 mi replace water pump 

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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

58900 mi

C $70
EGR Valve causing CEL. Replaced myself (easy to do), part cost was around 70 CAD. 
109940 mi

C $150
The exhaust manifold bolts broke on the right side, have not checked the left one yet. The repair is still pending, only bought parts (gaskets and bolts set) 

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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

100700 mi

US $515
Bad engine temperature sensor replaced. 
56000 mi EGR valve replaced 
81000 mi

US $400
Water was leaking. Needed to be replaced. 
91000 mi

US $350
Faulty EGR valve. 
169880 mi

C $350
changed idler pulley which seized. Alternater started to whine after so canged alternater and other idler pulley and also belt tensioner. 

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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

130700 mi

US $1300
Rotted engine bay fuel line 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

145000 mi

US $3465
Blown head gaskets for the 3rd time since it was new. Replaced the engine this time with a used engine. 

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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 mi

US $74
Radiator was plugged due to lack of maintrnence by previous owner. 
102000 mi

US $168
Replaced throttle position sensor 
103000 mi

US $100
PCM needed flashed to fix the erratic surge in horsepower. Not entirely successful. 
105000 mi

US $150
Camshaft sensor needed replaced 
51000 mi Diagnose engine light. Sensor issue. Mechanic could not diagnose without software from mfr. Took car into dealer. 
52000 mi

US $130
EGV sensor...Dealer wanted $500 to fix. Mechanic charged $130. 
76700 mi

US $250
Oxygen sensor plus something else 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

49000 mi

US $400
CEL. Replaced both bank 1 02 sensors 
55000 mi

US $1300
CEL. Replaced both bank 2 02 sensors. Periodic feel of a miss at cruising speed. After much diagnostics, ultimately re-flashed computer and replaced EGR valve. 
73000 mi

US $786
Replaced rusty and vibrating exhaust manifold heat shields 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

78000 mi

US $469
Check engine light came on, engine began to run roughly and developed a slight knock. Mechanic found a broken valve lifter. Replaced bad lifter, also cleaned throttle body and replaced plugs while there. 

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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 RWD

123000 mi

US $725
Cylinder 6 broke an exhaust valve spring. Common issue with this engine and model year. 
125000 mi

US $88
Coolant recovery tank developed a leak. Replaced the recovery tank. 
126000 mi

US $47
Old thermostat had failed open. Turned out the gasket around the wax pellet had failed. Replaced with a stock-equivalent thermostat. 

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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

110000 mi

US $21
Intake manifold stuck open. Got a can of cleaner from Autozone and a fine wire brush and was able to clean fairly easily by taking the "Hemi-hat" off and removing the intake valve. Total repair was about $21.00 and took 25min. 
99000 mi

US $700
Second time in three years replacing heater core. 
108000 mi

US $160
O2 sensor after cat was bad. Replaced sensor and rear brakes/discs. 
83080 mi

C $800
fuel system- crack in lne 
142000 mi

US $40
Top idler pulley was making noise. It had failed and the pulley had separated from the bearing. Both idler pulleys replaced and noise was gone. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

57300 mi

US $600
Fuel pump failed 

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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

163000 mi

US $500
Exhaust manifolds were leaking. Broken bolts on both sides repaced. Automatic transmission serviced. 
174000 mi

US $70
Replaced thermostat. 
81300 mi

US $150
check engine light came on, started to lose power and run rough.. code indicated that the #7 cylinder was misfiring, coil was replaced to solve problem. 
85000 mi

US $350
rear main seal leaking, motor rebuilt only under 4,000 miles, had a defective seal installed, company that rebuilt the motor covered the cost of replacement. 
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

68000 mi

US $125
Vacuum hose was cracked and was leaking, small leak 
73000 mi

US $39
Engine light came on and gave me a P0441, found several parts could be the problem. Found kinked hose on leak detection pump where mechanic cut and put on hose clamp, replaced hose (mech worked on truck 1 year prior to fix same problem). 
85000 mi

US $25
Exhaust pipe in front of the muffler rotted out, had to remove old pipe and replace 24" section and three clamps. 
85500 mi

US $725
Exhaust repair failed and I had to replace entire exhaust system, could not get pipes out of muffler, Installed new stainless steel system and replaced mid pipe from cat (not ss steel) 
89700 mi

US $273
Was leaking oil, found oil pan had rust and eaten through the pan. One small hole allowed oil to leak out. Had to replace oil pan and windage plate. A real pain to install with motor in, oil suction tube is located in front. 
142000 mi

US $261
Hyd lifter making noise,replaced pass side so far,brake booster in way on drivers side, special tool to remove rocker arms,made job easier,replaced spark plugs, still have to do drivers side, expecting to take longer as booster makes it diff 
56000 mi

US $367
Sensor before Cat. Converter was bad. 
71000 mi

US $579
Manifold problems Bad Catalytic Converter 
76000 mi

US $1029
Timing belt clicking noise, lifters,  bad catalytic converter connection to exhaust 
76000 mi

US $1100
Replaced catalytic converter, leaking exhaust manifolds. 
80000 mi

US $110
Could not replicate the problem - Changed oil as requested and reset check-engine light. 
103000 mi Check Engine Light 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

96000 mi

US $187
Check engine light. Code P0441. Found broken hose clamp at leak detector valve. Replaced hose clamp, cleared code from system. 
149000 mi

US $200
Deafening lifter noise(not the regular HEMI tick) sounded like i had broken a valve spring. quitened down a little so i drove it home and tore it down,Sludge trapped in ends of rocker shafts had broken loose and stopped up 3 rear lifters. 

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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

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

124000 mi

C $300
REPLACED WATER PUMP REPLACED BELT, TENSIONER AND IDLER PULLEYS 
83000 mi

US $300
Losing coolant,no overheat. Thermostat gasket failed, explaining coolant loss. Found radiator was a bit clogged - replaced. 
84000 mi

US $1500
Poor running and CEL. O2 sensor replaced Oil leak 
89000 mi

US $400
Intermittent no start. Replace Independent Power Module (Fuse/Relay module) 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual RWD

120700 mi

US $320
Crack in radiator inlet tank requiring radiator replacement $200 Blown front door speaker (torn foam surround) $120 to replace pair 
193000 mi

US $70
Serpentine belt tensioner failure; replaced tensioner and belt 
195000 mi

US $1800
Replace head gaskets, machine head face 
170000 mi

US $100
the accelerator sensor had gone out and had to be replaced. Before replacement the check engine light came on, the truck would idle very rough, or would die when trying to idle. 
187000 mi

US $300
removed and replaced radiator. Radiator was leaking between the plastic side cap and the metal tubing 
213000 mi replaced radiator, it was leaking 
226000 mi

US $70
replaced O2 sensor, passenger side after the catalytic converter 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

84300 mi

US $200
Radiator had to be repleced 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

175000 mi

US $721
Replaced radiator, fan clutch, and serpentine belt. 
114000 mi

US $400
Radiator failure. Replaced radiator, thermostat, upper and lower hose. Serpentine belt and water pump replaced. 
115300 mi

US $770
radiator & temp gauge replaced. 

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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

76260 mi

C $700
replaced rusted out oil pan 
91760 mi

C $500
Replaced radiator 
155000 mi

C $750
Fan broke off hitting rad and shroud 
90000 mi

US $1600
replaced rusted exhaust supports 
93000 mi

US $530
Replace exhaust system cat.back 

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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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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

55000 mi

US $350
Replaced plenum gasket and cover with hughes racing repair kit. Gave tuneup at same time/plugs,wires,rotor and cap,o2 sensors 
61000 mi

US $140
replaced heater core and evaporator 
62500 mi

US $300
replaced exhaust from cat back due to holes 

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

230-horsepower 5.2L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

30000 mi

US $80
Reflash of ECU to solve occasional spark knock. 

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