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Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (3%)

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Dodge Ram 1500 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 71 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 AWD w/low range

138000 mi

US $2400
Replace entire rear end worn out. 

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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

42000 mi

US $700
Replacement of leaking transmission cooler line Replacement of transmission shaft seal leak 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

54000 mi Shift sensor 

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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

17700 mi Drive shaft seal leaking, also requiring replacement. 
15000 mi

US $350
front wheel drive on 4WD failed. 
26620 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). 

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

91920 mi differential (already repaired on a recall by another dealer) blew up on the highway. This time they replace the entire diff. 

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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

56000 mi During required 5 year power train inspection, the technician discovered a transfer case leak, seal replaced under warranty. 
58260 mi replaced inner right seal and main seal 
65100 mi

C $535
Drive shaft detached from differential after coasting down a hill. The pinion nut came loose and then the pinion fell back into the differential, locking it up. 
17500 mi

US $32
Front axle leaking from speed sensor, replaced seal. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

38900 mi Rear Axle howling - replaced rear axle pinion gears. 
40100 mi Rear axle howling still. Removed and Replaced entire rear axle due to warped axle housing.  

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

171000 mi

US $1700
Transmission would not shift out of low. Had to replace transmission with one from Jasper. 

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

52300 mi

US $80
Right front axle assembly replaced. 

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

53493 mi

US $143
Pinion seal (rear axle) leaking. Pinion seal found to be bad and replaced. 

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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

155000 mi

US $700
Pinion bearings in rear end wore out and were growling when driving 

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

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

2000 mi Transmission leak from the front pump. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

105000 mi

US $1200
The front axle broke. 

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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

44640 mi

C $600
Transmission was slipping, but still driveable. Repair was done prior to real damage occuring. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

150000 mi

US $200
replaced drive shaft u-joints 

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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

83040 mi

C $1800
Disassembly revealed CV shafts froze inside hubs (seems common issue). Had to buy used CV/hubs/spindles as backup. 
34100 mi replaced both front axles. shake in steering wheel caused by worn splines on both axles .warranty. 

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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

95000 mi 4 wheel drive would not engage 
161200 mi

C $600
splines on shafts into differentials were wore and had to be replaced. fluid change as well. 
183800 mi

C $20
Rear u-joint replaced. 
204800 mi

C $250
Worn bearing in rear diff. Changed axle bearings. Still making same noise. 

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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

100000 mi

US $400
Clutch replaced 9 months ago, new clutch kit pilot bearing suffered premature failure. Replace (again) 10/2010. Parts covered by the shop. 
130700 mi

US $1300
Pinion gear bearing. Second failure. 

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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

73000 mi

US $100
Seal on gear on rear axle leaked. Lost all fluid. Damaged gears. Replaced seal and fluid. Complete repair would have been $500. Car now runs loud. 
102500 mi

US $325
Vehicle still having issues with increased RPM and no change in speed or control by driver. Transmission was flushed, new filters and fluid. 
98000 mi

US $100
Transmission pan rusted out and was leaking fluid from the rusty scale. Replaced with new pan and filter and type 4 fluid. 

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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

92000 mi

US $500
Transmission cooler lines rusted out and were leaking badly. 

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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

50300 mi Chrysler Part # 5017960-AA Grommet, which connects the 4x4 Transfer Case range selector to the shift lever in the cab became brittle and failed. 
66500 mi

US $67
Chrysler Part # 5017960-AA Grommet, which connects the 4x4 Transfer Case range selector to the shift lever in the cab became brittle and failed. I finally repaired this myself at a cost of less than $68.00. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

500-horsepower 8.3L V10 6-speed manual RWD

48300 mi

US $2200
Damaged reverse gear, synchros, bearings and main shaft required repair. Clutch was removed and flywheel was resurfaced. Clutch was relatively new and was re-used. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

133000 mi

US $7
Limited slip clutch packs started chattering and grabbing while turning. Added LS additive and it has gone away. I added the proper amount last time I serviced the differential but apparently it needed more. Hope this does the trick. 

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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 $220
Universal joint replaced at rear dif. Third repair trip within just a few weeks. 
135300 mi

US $200
rear differential bearings replaced 
89280 mi

C $150
clunking from rear differential 

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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

67000 mi

US $550
Intermediate Axle shaft outer splines worn completely off where it connects to the CV shaft, Dodge changed part numbers,Front end made wicked grinding noises and 4 wheel no longer worked, note that grinding noise went away if put in 4 wheel 
86000 mi

US $140
Rear end seal and transmission seal both leaking. Removed drive shaft and replaced both seals. Ended up removing rear end plate and clean basket and replaced fluid. Installed new gasket with rtf sealer. 

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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
Differential pinion seal leaking. Had seal replaced. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

167000 mi transmission band broke 
165000 mi

US $165
Grinding and popping noise coming from front end. Cv axle and intermediate shaft on passenger side front were worn out and no longer properly meshing. Replaced cv axle and intermediate shaft from front diff. 

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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
2 broken wheel studs on passenger front tire, replaced all 5 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

245-horsepower 5.9L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

78000 mi

US $75
u-joint was replaced as it was close to completely coming off. 

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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

83000 mi

US $300
Differential cover was badly rusted. Replaced as a preventative measure. Also renewed differential oil. 
84000 mi

US $1500
Rear u joint noisy, front pinion leaking 
120900 mi

C $118
replaced rear driveshaft u-joints 
128120 mi

C $100
Broken outer cv boot 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual RWD

178000 mi

US $222
the 3 universal joints needed to be replaced 
12000 mi Transmission rebuild due to failed rear seal 
16000 mi Transmission replacement due to failed bearing, another failed rear seal 
147000 mi

US $300
Drive shaft center bearing and support failed. Bearing was spinning inside support isolator causing rubber to burn and drive shaft to vibrate badly; replaced center support and bearing unit. 
149000 mi

US $450
Replaced worn universal joints 
162000 mi

US $1073
Replace 5spd manual transmission with used non-rebuilt unit from a lower-mileage truck 
179700 mi

US $300
Replace three universal joints in rear prop shaft; replace transmission output seal 
190000 mi

US $1500
Transmission failure; installed used transmission $1500. Also installed clutch kit for additional $500. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

173000 mi

US $50
Transmission coolant lines were repaired. The lines needed repair because they rested on the frame. Therefore the lines rubbed the frame and finally leaked. Assembly/manufacturing error! 

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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

149800 mi

C $750
Front diff seal failure 
164300 mi

C $2000
Rear end failed - replaced with used rear axle 
168000 mi

C $350
Rear axle oils seals leaking 
83080 mi

C $500
Rear axle outer seals leaking. Replaced seals and emerge brake shoes the leaking fluid ruined. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 2-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

128000 mi

US $500
Front differential seal leak 

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