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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,394 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. dodge had a recall on transfer cases (1 reports)
  3. installed a used one (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 272009

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


90,000 miles, transfer case went out on my 1999 Ram 1500. I hear that this is an ongoing problem with Dodge. Will never buy one again.

- , Spokane, WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102010

Ram 1500 4x4 v8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 172,000 miles

dodge had a recall on the transfer case these dodge ram 1500 have a lot or power and torque and the transfer case cant handle it and they crack easy. i love my truck its the best truck i had so far

- , Avenel, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 112008

Ram 1500 1500 Slt 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

my dodge is almost paid off. i have hauled, towed even to S.C. for bike 2 years in a row. one day the front transfer case cracked. so i replaced the front case, all u-joints, and tranny mount. about 2 weeks later the front case cracks. so now i rebuild the whole transfer case. drove for about 2 days and sound likes the tranny is in a bind, loud grinding. so i check the flex plate, torque converter, etc. all is good. my theory is f*ck it. i am going to drive the bitch till it cant move anymore and tell mt lenders where they can find ( on the side of the road)!!!!!!!! lost count of how much money spent. so i just floor it and wait for it to go.

- , Bumpass, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 082007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,576 miles

I've gone through 2 transfer cases in 30,000 miles. I bought the truck around thirty thousand miles ago six months later the transfer case broke, not just internally. The case busted around the rear drive line so i got it fixed. now less than a year later it did the exact same thing. i have heard that the snap ring on the back of the transmission will sometimes break, and i also heard that there is similar one the back of the transfer case that can cause this type of damage. Dodge is unwilling to admit there is defect. nor offer any suggestions to help me get it fixed, I'm pissed thousands of dollars to fix and no answers.

- , Smithfield, UT, USA

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