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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,425 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 132004

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,400 miles


While driving, the check engine light came on. After driving to the dealer it was discovered the transmission was defective. (torque converter cellanoid in the transmission)

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 062004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We bought this truck used from a dealer with 25K miles... at 32K we started to have transmission issues. The truck has been in and out of the shop with tranmission related fault codes, service etc since we've owned it, now after 2K in service in Dec 03 and 2 trips back to the dealer for the engine light being on we are told the transmission is gone!!!!! why didn't the dealer catch this 3 weeks ago when it was back in?? the dealer, rappahannock motors in king george, va even contacted Chrysler for us to try and get a replacement transmission, to no avail... this tells me that the dealer knows this is an issue!!!!

- Woodford, VA, USA

problem #6

Sep 062001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated there was a noise coming from the transmission area.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 042001

Ram 1500

  • miles


(father on behalf of son) consumer purchased vehicle for his son. There has been a reoccuring constant transmission and transfer case lock up. There have been attempts to rectify this problem but to no avail.

- Unknown, 00, USA

problem #4

Oct 092000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On several occasions, while driving, consumer states clutch seized and vehicle stalled. Dealer replaced clutch assembly and flywheel and found clutch disc burned out. Customer states the transmission clunks when shifting. Customer states vehicle will buck when attempting to start in 1st gear. Vehicle shudders when driving and customer has completely lost clutch.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #3

May 232001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • miles
The vehicle could not shift from 2nd to 3rd and to 4th without grinding gears. The consumer states the vehicle was unsafe and was performing poorly.

- Oregon Cit, OR, USA

problem #2

Apr 242001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rpms are racing down and up, and sometimes get stuck in up position. When shifting gears, a clanking noise occurs. Also, when starting up vehicle it will shake. Consumer was told these problems are due to faulty computer and Chrysler will not have a remedy for about 2-3 months. There was noise from rear end when shifting gear. The driver side door was hard to close. The engine had rough idle.

- Danville, KY, 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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