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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
153,954 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. changed the filter and oil. doesn't seem to do it as much (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replaced input/output sensors (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


after trans filter and oil change it seems to shift better. especially when warmed up. i'm in arizona so it definitely shifts better in the warmer months

- , Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Dec 082006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

The transmission still has reverse and drive but it wont shift up when its in drive. I don't know what is wrong with it since i haven't had it looked at yet.

- , Muscoda, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 232006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 198,862 miles

Thought transmission was bad, would not shift into 2nd gear, took to shop and all they did was replace the input/output sensors. Have not had any other problems with this truck. Now have 238,684 miles on it.

- , Pelion, SC, USA

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