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Dodge Ram 1500 transmission repair cost distribution

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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

15000 mi

US $350
front wheel drive on 4WD failed. 

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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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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 mi

US $1300
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

89280 mi

C $150
clunking from rear differential 
99000 mi

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

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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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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

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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Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Problems

454 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 43 of these members (9.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 60 transmission repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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