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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
135,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. actuator/fork replacement, or new inner axle (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072009

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


Truck was slow to ship into 4H, so I brought it in to have it checked over, first, the u-joints were shot, no big deal. Then they said that it might be the fork or actuator that is shot, so I figured that wouldn't be a big deal, turns out that those were fine, instead the whole main inner axle needed to be replaced because the 4 wheel drive system was not engaged properly. I always shifted it into 4 wheel when I was stopped just because I didn't want to chance it, looks like that didn't make a difference. I'm ready to move into a newer vehicle, I've put in over $2400 in less than a year into this thing, it's costing more to repair than it does to put gas in it.

- , Zeeland, MI, USA

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