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Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012009

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Fuel mileage is rotten. Truck got OK mileage, not great, but it's a truck..... Around 75000 miles the mileage dropped from 16 or 17 mpg to 9 mpg LIKE A ROCK. Have had a tune up and replaced some sensors and nothing is helping. Have another vehicle I drive for everyday back and forth to work but need a truck for hauling and other county duties. The muffler fell off around a month ago and guess what, my mileage went back up to 13 and 14 mpg. Had muffler shop tell me to take off the converter and add a new muffler and it might help mileage go up even more. Am going to try and see if that takes care of this problem. Gas is not cheap.

- , Hutsonville, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 072012

Ram 1500 5.9L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

THIS VEHICLE HAS DONE A HECK OF A JOB FOR ME. Its problems have been normal wear & tear as you would expect on any vehicle. So two months ago when my fuel milage fell by 6 miles from 22 miles down to 16 -17 miles per gallon I have to wonder why. Truck is not running to rough as you would notice and

it is not burning oil or smoking. Any info would be appreciated.

- , fort washington, MD, USA

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