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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 23
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,443 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Mar 092001

Ram 1500

  • miles


On 11/24/00, 01/15/01 and 03/09/01 the dealer overfilled the crankcase on my 6cyl motor.this was traced to the dealer's work order which automatically listed an amount which is over the crankcase capacity. Damage to engine probable, now experiencing significant engine vibration problems.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #5

Nov 102000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at highway speed side mirrors shake, causing poor visibility. Consumer states dealer has replaced mirrors threee times and dealer refuse to fix or investigate any further, there is a front end noise in suspension while driving over speed bumps, springs, sjocks and sway bar was replaced and the noise stopped for two weeks and reoccured, engine idling rough, poor gas mileage, found that spark plug misfired, engine stalls when in gear consumer also states seal around windshield is loose windshield had to be replaced..

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 262001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Engine check light came on, and vehicle was starting to hesitate.

- San Antionio, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 192001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When vehicle is started, and placed in drive it will cut off. This does not happen all the time. Dealr has been contacted, and cannot duplicate problem.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202000

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
The motor sounds like a diesel engine while under load, the dealer adjusted the computer codes and it operated more efficiently, the problem reoccured and the dealer stated that no further adjustments could be made because the engineers had not issued any further adjustment codes, the consumer tried different types of gasoline that only changed the miles per gallon.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 112000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine ping: Dealer noted problem and advised I must wait for Chrysler tsb to be released on 2001 truck. Transmission rattle: Dealer advised that this is gear rattle & is normal & not harmful to my truck. Injector tap: Dealer identified fast clicking noise as inj. Tap & advised that this is normal & not harmful.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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