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8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$160.00
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. install new waterpump (3 reports)
  2. replaced (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202009

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Everyone I know that owns a 1994-2001 Dodge has had to replace their water pump. Dodge needs to start using better quality parts!

- , Franklin, NC, USA

problem #3

May 152007

Ram 1500 SLT 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

As I was driving home from work one afternoon (it's about 20 miles without a single house between towns), my truck started to make a weird squealing sound. As I was trying to pull over on the side of the road, my truck shut itself off and the power steering went. Thankfully, I was able to get to the side of the road unharmed. The water pump completely fell off, and was only hanging from the truck by the belts. My husband and I own a registered repair shop, so my truck is obviously well-maintained. This happened totally without warning. I was lucky that I was driving on a rural road. Had I been on a highway at 65 miles per hour, I would probably have been in an accident!

- , North Creek, NY 12853, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

PISS ON DODGE YOU CANT AFFORD EM! SPOKEN FROM A FORMER DODGE LOVER!!!!!!!!! I HAVE ALWAYS TALKED CRAP ABOUT CHEVY BUT IM GONNA BUY ONE ,OR A FORD OR A BICYCLE LEAST IT WOULD BE MORE RELIABLE!

- , Lake Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 082007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 1500 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

So far I'm happy with my 2001 Dodge RAM 1500, 3.9L. The only problem occurred at 30K miles. The waterpump started leaking. Fortunately, the vehicle was under full warranty, and no cost to me to fix.

- , Ingleside, TX, USA

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