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156,459 miles
Total Complaints:
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052011

Ram 1500 SLT Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,459 miles


I like to go offroading and explore the forests around tahoe and driving through the desert, thats why I bought my truck. The first time I took it off road (the day I bought it) i came to a pretty steep hill, put it in 4 wheel low and started to creep up the hill. About 10 feet up the hill my truck started making this horrible noise, like if I were to hit a piece of metal with a sledge hammer once every 2-5 feet depending on how steep it was. In addition to the noise it seemed as if the engine would let go of the drivetrain, just for a second, and the re-engage. But it only happens in 4 wheel high and low, not in 2wd. The Dodge dealers both the one in Reno and Carson City want upwards of $400 to rip it apart and diagnose anything. I do want to say the problem is in the transfer case or the front diff, but I'm not sure.

- , Reno, NV, USA

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