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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace left rear axle (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182010

Ram 1500 LTS V8 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I was just driving down the road barely going 30 miles an hour and then suddenly lost control of the vehicle. when I stopped sliding and went to move the vehicle the truck wouldn't move. it was only then that I discovered the the left rear tire had snapped completely off and was lying under the rear axle of my truck. I had to hire a tow truck to tow my vehicle to a auto mechanic and then have the mechanic completely replace the entire axle.

Update from Jan 11, 2011: the fix cost $3000.00 because there is no replacement axles available and the problem is so frequent that the axle is a rare find at a junk yard.

- , Bellingham, WA, USA

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