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7.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$750.00
Average Mileage:
135,170 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. "'trans tune by seafoam" (2 reports)
  3. Buy a chevy (2 reports)
  4. PCM had to be reprogrammed (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 272014

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 219,000 miles

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

1999 Dodge 1500 with no warning transmission failed, its at the shop.

Don't buy a Dodge...

- , Oroville, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 122011

Ram 1500 LS 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram quab cab,beautiful truck. bought the truck 4yrs ago. Trans went out two weeks after bought. Paid 1600 had it fixed. Did good for 4yrs 30,000 miles.Trans went out again. Took it to deference shop. Cost 1725.00,Drove 2days Would not shift right. Took back to shop. They keep it for a week, drove it 3 days rpm runs around 3000, at65 mph. Is this right? Plus at 60 mph seams to in & out of od. Looked at there warrenty Part only. Don"t know what to do. Don"t have much money. Can"t get much for 1999 Dodge truck.

- , Covington, GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012008

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I have owned my dodge ram for 7 years now. I have had a few problems with it. I don't want to get into that now. The one constant problem is the tranny. Every time I put it in reverse it does not want to engage. Sometimes it goes in with no problem and other times I just sit there waiting like an ass.

When it finally goes in the whole truck jerks back and the transmission makes this horrible banging noise. So embarrassing. I love my truck ,it has treated me well over the years. I have spent too much money on it though. Its over 100,000 miles now and hope it last a few more years. Just hope the transmission holds up?

- , Lincoln, RI, USA

problem #7

Jan 112008

Ram 1500 Sport V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

hello all you dodge owners. look we all have problems with trucks, but I would say dodge does SUCK!!!!!! Ive taking my truck to many many places to get fixed and they all have different things they say is wrong. Even when they hook it to a COMPUTER. All i can say is WOW!! I have two Chevys; they run GREAT... its a CHEVY too! fix your fu-king problems

DON'T BUY DODGE. it cost to much to fix, mechanics are a joke ,they all have to many reasons to fix them. its ONLY A TRANSMISSION. I don't have $3,000 to throw a way 1-2-3-times to fix it. A match or a bic lighter is cheaper. I wish they would make trucks like they used too. My 78 Chevy is my mud truck. its big and bad. it has the same tranny in it from day ONE. only thing I had to replace was a gasket kit $120 now that's a tranny. new trucks cost way to much and to much to fix they always BREAK

- , Hayden, CO, USA

problem #6

Feb 262009

Ram 1500 360

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

When the automatic transmission is shifting gears it works fine until it trys to go into overdrive. When it reaches this point it seems to not want to shift. But if you STUMP on the gas for a few seconds the RPM's get up high enuff and you let off the pedal it seems to finally go into overdrive and it runs perfect. Can someone tell me why the transmission is doing this or how to fix it???

- , Burkeville, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 222008

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

rough shifting and get stuck in one gear sometimes while driving.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 192000

Ram 1500 1500 Magnum 3.2L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,700 miles

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

The transmission has no power on 5th gear and the gas miles as been terrible.

We have taken my pickup to lots of shops and they still don't know what that problem is .

- , Oklahoma, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 042008

Ram 1500 Slt Laramie 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

PCM had to be reprogrammed by the dealer, that stopped the transmission from getting stuck in 3rd gear but it took 700 to find out that's what it needed from the beginning.

- , Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 062008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250,000 miles

I have had multiple problems with this truck and I bought it brand new in 1999. I know it has a lot of miles, but it is well taken care of and it seems I am not the only one having these same problems!! Nice...huh?

- , Manchester, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 162007

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

PEOPLE PLEASE TRY TRANS TUNE BY SEAFOAM IF YOU HAVE ERRATIC SHIFTING. IT WORKED FOR ME ALMOST IMMEDIATELY

- , Englewood, CO, USA

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