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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace front main seal (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102010

Ram 1500 ST 4WD 4.7L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles


First of all, let me say that I baby this truck. I drive it fairly easy and have never abused it. I put about 5,000 miles a year on it. I have had the blend door in the HVAC system break 3 times, the water pump fail, and finally the front main seal started leaking oil at 31,000 miles. The dealer replaced the front main seal under the 7 year 70k mile warranty, but I was charged a $100 deductible. I drove a 1975 Ford 3/4 ton for 16 years and never had this many problems with it. I will NEVER buy a Dodge product again.

- , Medford, OR, USA

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