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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 022002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The intake manifold gasket and bolts were defective causing the engine to use up more gas and oil.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Intake manifold leak, talking to dealer and mechanic shop this is a common problem and has been for a long time, Chrysler has a tsb 09-05-00 out on this problem but no recall issued. Had an extended warranty on vehicle for 5 yrs/100000, problem started before warranty expired, but didn't become aware of what it was until after warranty expired, Chrysler warranty won't cover repair even though problem started when warranty was still on vehicle. I don't know if you can help with this problem.

- Hawley, MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Intake manifold leak, talking to dealer and mechanic shop this is a common problem and has been for a long time, Chrysler has a tsb 09-05-00 out on this problem but no recall issued. Had an extended warranty on vehicle for 5 yrs/100000, problem started before warranty expired, but didn't become aware of what it was until after warranty expired, Chrysler warranty won't cover repair even though problem started when warranty was still on vehicle. I don't know if you can help with this problem.

- Hawley, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 162001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
I have had two failures in the past month. First is the fuel pump failed at 57K miles at a cost of $498. Second, my truck is currently in the shop for a bad intake manifold gasket (internal). This allows the vehicle to burn about a quart of oil a week. There is a tsb 09-05-00 on this known problem since 1994. Out of warrenty - out of luck.

- Ravenna, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 291998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer had been driving vehicle for about 45 minutes when he started to smell a strong smell of fuel. Then he parked vehicle, but with engine still running vehicle started getting on fire and exploded. Also, consumer had taken vehicle to dealer for repairs of intake manifold on October 16, 1998. Dealer had told consumer that they will investigate.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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