Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,017 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Replace rear end (2 reports)
  2. replaced clutch pack in rear (2 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 022012

Ram 1500 No Trim Level 5.9 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,085 miles


I am very disappointed about this problem. I reported this problem to dodge back 05/09 that I was hearing sounds coming from the rear end differential when I asked dodge to repair it they told me no we are not going to fix it because it has to be really bad for dodge to repair it. I told dodge that my truck was still under warranty at 95182 miles and this still brought no results yet. So as of 01/02/2012 my warranty has expired and dodge has not offered to repair this problem it's bad business that dodge does nothing to help dodge owners with problems with their vehicles.

- , Balto, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 012009

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The rear end went and cost $1,500 to replace. Dealer said that they could not cover repair as it was a used truck that I bought.

- , Stonington, CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 152007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

There is a loud noise coming from the rearend. I opened it up only to find pieces of metal stuck to the magnet at the bottom. Upon further inspection, I found that the side thrush washers are both cracked in half and there is only enough left to hold them in place. I called all over (including Dodge); no on has the parts. I then looked for a kit. I found the kit, but not with the same washers that are in my Chrysler 9.25 rearend. Even the parts dealer that Dodge Customer Service directed me to did not have the correct parts. On top of it all, it appears that the rear axle bearings going out is the cause of the washers breaking in the first place. At this time, I am driving the vehicle and still trying to find replacement parts (or a kit). Every kit I find does not have the same parts that are in my rearend, yet no one can explain why. It seems that I will have to buy a replacement rearend. I love the truck, but hate the problems. I had to spend $900. to get the evaporator replaced in 2005.

- , Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 232006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Sport

  • 67,000 miles

Dodge said they serviced the rear dfferential in nov 05 when they put in a new trans and truck was under warranty. Now four mounths later (the waranty ran out in jan 06) the differential has to be replaced. I have called and faxed and can get no one who cares. I told them I just want to be treated fairly. Dodge customer service sux.

- , St Marys, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 132002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SL

  • 60,000 miles

I cannot believe that an American pickup truck manufacturer would put these pieces of sh*t in what passes for tough four wheel drive vehicles. I baby this vehicle to a fault; never towed, never four-wheeled, and therefore contend the Yemanese overpaid union crybabys that assembled this hunk of crap rear were thinking more about terrorism than building truck rears. I digressed, my point is, should you purchase a 1500 Ram, be sure to have the pumpkin drained prior to your warranty running out thus enabling you to be spared the $1300.00 job neccasary to remediate the incompetence of Chrysler. Interesting note: all heavy duty trucks (2500, 3500) have Dana rear axles as opposed to the "corporate 9.25" rear that belongs on a Dakota or maybe a power wheels for kids.

- , Chesapeake City, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?