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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$190.00
Average Mileage:
165,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. punched hole through catalytic converter filter. prob solve (1 reports)
  2. replaced all the sensors (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

the transmission was slipping before it shifted into each gear, it was REALLY bad, i htought i was gonna have to get a new transmission, but i just replaced the sensors and that fixed it.

- , Blountville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 062007

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Not a Gripe anymore. Just informative... I severe transmission gear shift issues, at about 135,000 miles. I took it to a mechanic friend of mines and fortunately, I hadn't burn anything up at that point. He changed the fluids, filters, and I still had a similar problem about a week later. I took it back to him and he punched a hole through the catalytic converter filter, and I haven't had any problems since. I've been problem free for almost 2 years now (currently I'm at 194,000 miles). I've even towed up to 4000 lbs, with the truck on numerous occasions, and no problems to-date. Gas mileage and power improved tremendously. I didn't go to the dealer to have them tell me they can't find the problem, or do a so-called fix or repair to have the problem re-appear. Guess I was lucky.

- , Harrisburg, PA, USA

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