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Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

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

Other (4%)

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Dodge Ram 1500 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (38%)

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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

34100 mi Front driver brake caliper sticking. Caliper mount also had built up corrosion restricting the brake pad from releasing properly. Caliper sliders were greased, and corrosion in bracket was clean with wire brush and grinder. 
14980 mi

C $90
Emergency brake started sticking. They had to replace an actuator. 
18280 mi

C $366
Replaced both rear brake lines. The old ones were rotted out. 

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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

61070 mi

C $1090
Front rotors replaced. Rear and front brake pads 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

57000 mi

US $700
Parking brake cable came loose and was hanging down. Caused the rear brakes to drag a bit. 
71000 mi

US $58
Parking brake cable was hanging down under the frame. Dealer said the cable was stretched and reattached and adjusted. This happened about 8 months ago too, but the shop I took it to didn't know how to fix properly. 
106000 mi

US $300
Parking brake stuck partially engaged yet again. Just had mechanic whack them open with a mallet this time while it was on the lift. 

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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

78000 mi

US $100
ABS and traction control lights where on, as well as I was at times unable to shift from park to drive. Mechanic changed out ABS control module and also replaced brake switch. 
57040 mi

C $55
Drivers side Brake caliper seized on, inspection revealed that the rubber boot around the caliper piston was torn. The boot cannot be repaired so a replacement caliper was installed. 
17500.0 mi

US $32
Adjusted parking brake 
25700 mi

C $90
parking brake release handle was broken 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

50200 mi

C $610
The caliper had to be rebuilt again only done a few months ago and brakes pads and rotors needed to be replaced on the front.  

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

112000 mi

US $800
Parking brake very rusted. Replaced. 

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

150000.0 mi

US $800
Brakes needed replacing. Were screeching. 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

500-horsepower 8.3L V10 4-speed automatic RWD

14600.0 mi replace master brake cylinder, had spongy pedal feel. Repaired under warranty. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

58300 mi

US $54
Pass. side, rear drum seized had to replace. The piston was missing a chunk and probably cracked. Never saw a piston fail like that. Cars aren't perfect, I'll leave perfection up to God. 
59000 mi

US $45
Driverside, rear caliper seized had to replace. 
147000 mi

US $350
Sticky caliper changed out. Pads also changed out at the same time. 
153000 mi

US $120
Piston failed for one of the front calipers. Replaced both front calipers. 

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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

155800 mi

US $200
Right front wheel started smoking, shop replaces rotor & brake hoses. 

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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

98000 mi

US $960
Brake caliper broke causing pad to be up against the disk. Needed new calipers on each side of the rear of the vehicle. 
39000 mi

US $200
Front calipers sticking, replaced calipers 

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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

83000 mi

US $160
Brake lines rusting badly, replaced before they blew out. 
83000 mi

US $450
e-brake needed ajustment, adjusting mechanism was a ball of rust, replaced it front driver brake caliper locked up 
90000 mi

US $60
New pass rear caliper. 

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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

83080 mi

C $217
Vibration from rear when braking Replaced rear rotors, pads & parking brake shoes Vibration gone Replaced front brakes & rotors = 80% worn 

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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

73000 mi

US $39
Rear speed sensor failed, giving me a ABS light and the check engine light. Went online and saw that it was the speed sensor that is most likey the problem. 
102000 mi

US $35
ABS sensor in rear end was failing and allowing the ABS to light up sometimes. Not all the time. Replaced sensor on top of rear end and solved the problem 
127000 mi

US $342
Emergency brakes not working. Wheel stud broken. To replace brake shoes and stud, you have to remove axle, replaced axle bearings and seals, damm calipers sticking after all put together, replace calipers. Rotorshadcracksandpitting replaced 
130000 mi

US $240
While replacing ball joints found brake pads were worn. Brake ling going to caliper was rusted and began to leak, caliper had cracks, so replace caliper, brake line and pads, $130. 

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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

76000.0 mi

US $1300
Replace rusted brake lines that failed. Replace brake line hoses. Replace front calipers. Replaced vacuum booster and master cylinder. Thieves at Meineke wanted $1400 - I did the work myself. 

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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

162840 mi

C $950
Replaced rotors pads and calipers 
90000 mi

US $1600
replaced rusted brake line. 

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