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Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

552 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 77 of these members (13.9%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 48 transmission and drivetrain 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

28% of the Dodge Ram 1500 repairs were to the engine, 17% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 283 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Ram 1500 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 30% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 63 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.

2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 1000    
1500 0 REPLACED torque convertor and front transmission pump 
4000  

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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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 2000    
5000 0 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010    
0 Rear Axle howling - replaced rear axle pinion gears. 
0 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 33480    
44640 600 Transmission was slipping, but still driveable. Repair was done prior to real damage occuring. 
45260  

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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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 90000    
100000 400 Clutch replaced 9 months ago, new clutch kit pilot bearing suffered premature failure. Replace (again) 10/2010. Parts covered by the shop. 
130700 1300 Pinion gear bearing. Second failure. 
143000  

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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 220 Universal joint replaced at rear dif. Third repair trip within just a few weeks. 
128000  
Dodge Ram 1500 in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 80600    
87420 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 66000    
67000 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 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. 
91000  

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

Dodge Ram 1500 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 164000    
165000 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

Dodge Ram 1500 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Transmission rebuild due to failed rear seal 
0 Transmission replacement due to failed bearing, another failed rear seal 
147000 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 450 Replaced worn universal joints 
162700 1073 Replace 5spd manual transmission with used non-rebuilt unit from a lower-mileage truck 
179700 300 Replace three universal joints in rear prop shaft; replace transmission output seal 
185000  

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