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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 has the well-known and documented problem with their dashboards falling to pieces, but it also has engine failure from oil sludge. That's a doube shot of awful in your morning coffee.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,700.00
Average Mileage:
127,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. engine replacement (1 reports)
  2. replace oil pump (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010

Ram 1500 Sport 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

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

I JUST BOUGHT A DODGE RAM SPORT 1500 4X4 TWO WEEKS AGO FROM A DEALER. I WAS ON MY WAY TO WORK AND MY OIL PRESSURE GAGE DROPS TO 0 OUT OF NO WHERE. THEN POPS UP BACK TO NORMAL THAN FLOATED IN THE MIDDLE THAN AGAIN.. BOOM!!! BACK TO ZERO NEEDS A NEW OIL PUMP $1200.

THEN I FIND OUT IT IS CAUSED FROM THE SLUDGE SO JUST A MATTER OF TIME TILL THE PUMP GOES OUT AGAIN......

THEN I GET ON THE INTERNET TO FIND THIS SITE ONLY TO FINDOUT EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD HAS THE SAME SH*TTY PROBLEM AS ME.. SO DODGE .........F**K YOU!!!!!!!!!!

- , Wright City, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 202007

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I bought my truck used from a small time dealer. It seemed to be in good shape inside and out and ran great. I change my oil every 3,000 miles faithfully because i know how expensive repairs can be if you abuse a vehicle. It all started with a knocking when i would first start it. I brought it to the garage and they said it was nothing to worry about. A few months later i loose all oil pressure and blow my engine. The dodge dealer said they found sludge and a blown oil pump. The estimate price the dodge dealer gave me was over seven thousand dollars! Who the hell can afford that well making payments on a truck like this? To make a long story short i found a used motor at a salvage yard for four thousand dollars instead of seven. This is still an outrage that a motor with just over 100,000 miles blows. Watch out if your thinking about buying one of theses trucks im not the first to have this problem and i wont be the last.

- , Laconia, NH, USA

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