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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,107 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced catalytic converter (4 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 192011

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


Figures, the outside temp was 90+ in the shade and I'm driving at 28 MPH when the Cat went south. Debris was all up and down the exhaust tube to muffler. Dropped and shook out and reattached after cat install. This Dodge has been a real treat about every 4 to 6 months. Never Again.

- , Empire, MI, USA

problem #3

May 282010

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

1999 Ram 1500. 115,000 miles, caddy converter went out. Never buy a Dodge unless you can, and are willing to fix it yourself.

- , Spokane, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162001

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,427 miles

the catalytic converter plugged off the engine so bad that it stalled the truck and made it back fore like crazy. Took it to the dealer because it would not start it was fixed under warranty. low and behold it happened again the dealer argued with me that my catalyic converter was not broken any how gritting his teeth he fixed it again it happened i received notice from dodge corp that that catalytic converter was a recall and needed to be taken care of again i went in to the dealer well instead of being business like he was aggressive and not willing to comply with the letter from dodge, it was only when i began to get loud that he decided to fix it, this time he did not check the timing and i have had a tick in my engine ever since if i go up a hill or have to put my foot on the gas. one disappointment after another dodge definitely is not the same company they used to be

- , Saint John, NB, Canada

problem #1

Sep 052007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

Noticed a very very substantial decrease in performance one day, it almost seemed like my truck felt like it was unable to exhale it's exhaust. I felt the flow of exhaust flowing out of the pipes, and noticed it was at an unusually low volume, and rate of flow was easily reduced by half. RPM's were also unstable. Had the catalytic converter replaced as soon as possible.

- , Aurora, CO, USA

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