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Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Problems

627 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 51 of these members (8.1%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 67 transmission repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Dodge Ram 1500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 416 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 transmission repair cost distribution

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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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

1500 mi   REPLACED torque convertor and front transmission pump 

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

5000 mi   They replaced the Torque Converter. Car STILL vibrates when the MDS kicks in at 35-50 mph 

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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   Rear axle howling still. Removed and Replaced entire rear axle due to warped axle housing.  

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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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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   Pinion gear bearing. Second failure. 

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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. 
89280 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   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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2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

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 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual RWD

12000 mi   Transmission rebuild due to failed rear seal 
16000   Transmission replacement due to failed bearing, another failed rear seal 
147000 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   Replaced worn universal joints 
162000   Replace 5spd manual transmission with used non-rebuilt unit from a lower-mileage truck 
179700   Replace three universal joints in rear prop shaft; replace transmission output seal 
190000   Transmission failure; installed used transmission $1500. Also installed clutch kit for additional $500. 

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