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2006 Dodge Ram HD repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (26%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 89 repairs.
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2006 Dodge Ram HD repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (28%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 32 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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2006 Dodge Ram HD

Engine not specified

Dodge in Maryland, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013

110000 mi

US $762
muffler and tailpipe defective 
Feb 2015

113000 mi

US $250
transmission pan gasket leaking. service transmission; install kit, refill fluid levels. 
Dodge in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

73000 mi

US $837
Replaced the A/C compressor 
Dodge in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

174000 mi

US $1800
A/C compressor failure, also recirculation door failure inside A/C ductwork 
Dodge in New York, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2012

130000 mi

US $600
replaced front rotors and drivers side caliper. replaced driver's side front wheel bearing. Replaced AC compressor, orifice, and dryer with a full recharge. 
Sep 2012

132000 mi
Adjusted valves and CP3 pump timing. 
May 2013

140000 mi

US $3400
Torque converter Sprague gear went taking the rest of the tranny with it. 
Jun 2013

141000 mi

US $160
Rear U Joint dried out and seized. I pulled the driveshaft and had a shop install the u-joint. Then I reinstalled the driveshaft. 
Aug 2013

143000 mi

US $125
First shop damaged the u-joint when they pressed it in. I pulled the shaft and took it to a driveshaft specialty house where they installed two Spicer joints and balanced the entire assembly. I reinstalled the shaft. 
Feb 2014

147000 mi

US $240
Exhaust pipe rotted out. Replaced defective pipe with SS and added a resonator. The entire exhaust is now a 5" SS system with a MBPR performance muffler and a resonator from FTE Diesel. rear pinion seal was leaking on the differential. 
May 2014

151000 mi

US $1300
Had the rear axle seals replaced. While doing that I had the rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 
Jun 2014

154000 mi

US $150
Replaced the rear calipers 
Oct 2014

156700 mi

US $454
Replaced all four shocks with performance grade shocks. Also replaced the steering stabilizer with a performance unit. 
Aug 2016

172000 mi

US $140
Belt tensioner replacement 
Dodge in Nevada, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2017
Apr 2013

94700 mi

US $800
2 u joints and carrier bearing bad. replaced drive-line 
Jan 2017

113000 mi

US $50
Jake brake compressor froze and burned the belt in half. put stock belt to bypass the Jake brake compressor 
Dodge in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

126000 mi

US $2000
replaced both front wheel bearings replaced entire steering assembly, including tie rods,connecting bars, and pitman arm replace upper and lower ball joints on both sides of front suspension replaced steering damper, added aftermarket steering box brace but steering box needs replacement in future replaced shocks with Bilstein HD, added anti-sway bar to rear suspension 
Dodge in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
Jun 2013

200000 mi

US $1400
TIPM replaced 
Feb 2014

219300 mi

US $85
Replace alternator 
Dodge in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

108000 mi

US $1250
The doors in the dash that work off the AC. I had all 3 doors replaced. 
Dodge in Illinois, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2016
Jul 2015

123700 mi

US $1500
Radiator replaced due to leak, thermostat replaced due to replacement schedule. Oil pan and manifold replaced due to rust out. 
Apr 2016

134000 mi

US $1400
Both front wheel bearings and  u joints on half shafts needed replaced. 
Dodge in California, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2015

168000 mi

US $175
Had drive shaft to solid front axle rebuilt . 
Jul 2016

176000 mi

US $110
replace right outer tie rod with after market factory equivilant 
Dodge in Illinois, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

38000 mi

US $400
Re-circ door fell into fan motor. Replacement door from "heater treater" $129. Plus $11.50 switch for glove box that broke upon dissasembly Recirculating door made from inferior material. Saved owner/self $1,000, from dealer est. 
Dodge in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2015
Aug 2012

96700 mi

US $1100
U joint went out in front left wheel. 
Sep 2013

104000 mi

US $700
Compressor went out again, had to replace it and a few other components. 
Jul 2014

109300 mi

US $500
U joint went out in the front 
Dodge in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2013
Nov 2012

43700 mi

US $146
Total failure of head require new replacement. Detected failure by way of oil analysis. Mileage at failure was 41754. Repair successful. Engine would warm up no sign of any problem. Finally noticed gases escaping radiator when eng. cold. 
Dodge in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2012

108500 mi

C $600
Ball joints were worn out 
Jul 2012

115780 mi

C $500
Steering stabilizer shock was worn out along with the steering linkage. 
Jun 2013

134540 mi

C $130
Boost sensor failed. Replaced sensor 
Dodge in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2012
Aug 2012

103000 mi

US $660
A/C was blowing warm air. Coolant added + sealer. 4th and 5th fuel line came loose and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

106000 mi

US $410
Serpentine belt and idle pulley had to be replaced 
Dodge in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
Apr 2012

93000 mi

US $150
Tach not getting correct signal...would show revs <500 rpm event at freeways speeds. Turns out sending unit from engine was not functioning correctly and the dash unit was replaced under aftermarket warranty for $100 deductible. Check engine light came on. 
Aug 2013

102000 mi

US $100
Took in initially for front-end alignment. Lo and behold, new service advisor informed me that the entire front suspension had to be replaced to the tune of $5K. He was shocked when I informed him I had an extended warranty. All was covered. Electric lock and window started working only intermittently on rear driver's side door. Required an entire new wiring harness for the truck. Luckily I paid only a single deductible of $100 for this and the suspension. 

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2006 Dodge Ram HD 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel manual 4WD

Dodge in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011

78700 mi

C $1000
Front axle u-joint, 3 rear drive shaft u-joint and steady bearing. 
Aug 2013

86180 mi

C $400
Water pump. 

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2006 Dodge Ram HD 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

Dodge in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2011

116000 mi

US $768
Cooler lines to the transmission corroded leaking badly. Cost to repair 768.00. Replaced 3 lines. 
Feb 2012

117000 mi

US $2000
Front End Rebuild, Wheel Bearing, All Universal Joints Ball Joints, Tie Rods 
Dodge in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2011

40920 mi
Fuel rail pressure sensor BO 
Apr 2011

42160 mi
Another fuel rail pressure sensor failure, separate issue from earlier, replaced sensor. problem fixed. 
Dec 2011

49600 mi
ECM keeps shutting down, causing truck to stall. 
Sep 2013

65720 mi
Computer shuts truck down. Code says low voltage, however everything checks ok. 
Dodge in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

34000 mi

US $197
Batteries failed. 
Nov 2015

35300 mi

US $450
Front differential pinion seal failed. Seal replaced and fluid refilled. 
Jun 2016

37000 mi

US $25
Power steering pump was leaking as a result of the reservoir over-pressurizing. The fix was to take a new cap and modify the vent system by grinding down a portion of the cap. Problem solved with no further leaks. 
Dodge in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
Feb 2011

38000 mi
I noticed coolant under my wife's truck. It's under warranty (extended) but it's a $200 deductable....so I tightened up some fittings & now I'm good. I won't do anything to the vehicle if it voids the warranty. 
Jun 2011

40000 mi

US $236
Last year (summer 2010) my wife noticed the AC was compromised. We live where AC isn't an inconvenience unless we leave the area: dealership suspected a plugged coolant line & said the problem is resolved Diverter for blower not working: dealer maintained diverter door needed replacing. Repair done today....haven't been in the truck yet. My wife drove it home....after all, it's her truck. wiring harness for driver's side passenger door replaced 
Dodge in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2011

25000 mi

US $100
The AC recirculation door broke and landed on top of the blower motor resulting in poor AC performance. AC system also had to be recharged 
Dodge in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2011

12000 mi

US $845
Leaking fuel line(s)(maybe), Both fuel lines replaced. 
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Dead batteries 
Dodge in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

113000 mi

US $360
Wheel U-joint at left front axle (4x4) worn out. 
Dodge in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $1500
all universal joints needed replacing as well as front drive axle bearings (both sides) as well as axle u-joints. replaced with greasable units. if only they installed greasable units like toyota does. 
Jul 2011

75000 mi

US $500
4 wheel drive front axle steering knuckle u-joints replaced. both sides were bad. 
Jan 2012

79000 mi

US $350
blinkers have a mind of their own. when i went to signal a left turn, the opposite light came on. almost caused accident. semi truck locked up hi tires thinking i was going to cut him off. the blinker issue happened only after 45 minutes.. 
Jun 2012

82000 mi

US $500
drive shaft universal joints. who in their right mind epoxies their universal joints in? dealer wanted $100 per joint plus install non greasable. bought off internet (greasable) and had them installed with clips for easier replacement. 
Dec 2013

92000 mi
replaced front steering strut. tie-rods also fixed for a recall. i swear when toyota comes out with a diesel pickup, this one will be gone. 
Jun 2014

96000 mi
air con recirc door. broke . dealer stated never heard of issue. odd, on forums everywhere it is listed as an issue and out of warranty fix. 
Sep 2014

97000 mi

US $150
driver power seat. decided to quit. took seat apart and put in new motor. dealer stated that entire seat needed replacement. odd...went to store with old one in hand and found like item. 
Jan 2015

98500 mi
gear shift indicator often would not go into park indication. engine would not start unless in P or N indication. lubricated cheap plastic part under dash. appears it was dry and binding. 

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2006 Dodge Ram HD 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Dodge in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Feb 2015

78000 mi

US $25
Cable on spare tire carrier broke while traveling. Used pipe and cable clamps to reattach and also secured with winch straps and cable lock. 

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2006 Dodge Ram HD 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Dodge in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

88040 mi
replaced muffler 
Aug 2011

89280 mi

C $2240
Yoke at transfer case on front drive shaft cracked, cv joint defective, universal joint dry replaced front axle seals leaked, replaced seals, bearings and u joint AC compressor failed, new AC compressor 
Mar 2013

114080 mi

C $575
Bought new tires in January and wheel balance weights kept falling off. Chrome outer surface of wheels separating making it impossible to retain wheel weights. Had to replace all wheels with OEM stock steel wheels to stop shake in front end. 
Jul 2013

122940 mi

C $40
AC Blend door broke off new door installed broken wires to door lock rear passenger side door 
Oct 2013

124820 mi

C $2995
torque converter locked and failing to release at stop and lower gears. Only symptom was at stop truck felt like it wanted to rev and go, but diesel did not stall like a gas engine would. New heavy duty torque converter installed 
Sep 2014

136400 mi

C $4750
Transmission not going in second. Torque converter BD brand replacement slipping in O/D new tranny and torque converter installed 
Oct 2014

139100 mi

C $100
On replacing rear rotors and pads found right rear axle seal leaking. replaced seal and clened up drum parking brake 
Sep 2015

155620 mi

C $1900
Ball joints both sides and left tie rod and axle ujoints 

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2006 Dodge Ram HD 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Dodge in Wyoming, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

52000 mi

US $40
High Pressure hose leaking, replaced. 

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