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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
139,947 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162007

Ram 1500 1500 5.2lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 254,825 miles


all i have to say is dodge need to learn how to make a truck that will be worth the 20 to 30 thousand dollars that you pay for it with out having to put half that much back in to it in transmissions and sensors and what ever else there is

- , Lake City, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 292008

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,015 miles

Works for a couple of weeks and then out of nowhere its will stall when I try to start it. It also stalls while I'm driving which causes me to lose my steering ability. Once it has been ran for about 5 minutes in the driveway it's good for a couple more weeks. But nothing can be found wrong by dodge techs..

- , Terrytown, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles

The darn thing will not start in the morning, my radio stations all change back to nothing, my clock goes back to 12:00 and after jumpstarting it, if i take my foot off the gas it STALLS....after a while it is ok but after i drive it for a while it is ok until the AM.

- , Dartmouth, MA, USA

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