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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,200 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 272009

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. While stopped at an intersection, the contact smelled a strong smell of gasoline coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was driven to his destination. Upon further investigation, he noticed a small hole in the fuel rail crossover tube. Gasoline was leaking down both sides of the fuel rail onto the motor next to the intake manifold. The contact feels that a fire could have occurred because fuel was leaking onto the hot engine. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, who determined that the fuel fail needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired at the cost of $611. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that no compensation would be provided because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 135,000 and current mileage was 135,100. Updated 06/12/09 updated 06/16/09

- Monteagle, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152008

Ram 1500

  • 105,000 miles
There is a fuel line leak on my truck, 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9 liter engine, VIN (removed). The line connects the two fuel injector rails. It is installed with a bend and at the apex it failed. I caught it the first time and purchased some high pressure fuel line and replaced it. When it failed the second time I was in congested traffic. By the time I could get to a safe place I probably pumped gallons of gas on the top of the engine. I did not realize it was that bad until I got out and inspected it visually. I just heard the hissing sound and smelled gasoline. That failed about a month later. This time I purchased some fuel line tubing. Cut and flared it to ~3 inch length. Put a radius on it so that the ends would align up with the male rail barbed connectors. Purchased new high pressure fuel line and connected the bent tubing. I installed male barbed fittings on the tubing so the flex tubing would be installed to complete the connections. I'm hoping to eliminate the bend stress on the tubing so the failure mechanism could be eliminated. I'm still concerned that the accelerating and decelerating might put stress on the flex tubing and cause it to fail later. I bought the truck in 2002 from a dealer. I do not know if the fuel line that came with the vehicle was original or not.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #3

Jun 152002

Ram 1500

  • 26,000 miles
Front brakes fail at 20,000 miles +/-. vehicle has 53,000 miles and is ready for fourth set of front brakes. Dealer claims that this is normal wear and that 20,000 miles is normal service life for brakes.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 072001

Ram 1500

  • miles
The consumer stated that the vehicle was 23% deficient in fuel consumption.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 232001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle will act as if out of gas and start jerking. Rpms will go up and vehicle seems as if it is going up hill. Sometimes driver will put foot on gas from a stopped position and vehicle will go nowhere. Dealer has seen vehicle twice and had no solution.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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