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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. hard starting when hot (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082005

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


starts great in the morning when it is cold. run it for 15 mins and turn it off for 30 mins or longer and it won't start.This problem has been happening since it had 10,000 miles but was hardly noticeable but it has been steadily getting worse. Now it is a real nuisance. Otherwise the truck runs great, it's smooth and powerful and has no check engine light. If the gas peddle is tickled while cranking it will eventually start. Dealership hasn't got a clue. If anyone out there has a solution it would be greatly appreciated.

- , Mendocino, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Ram 1500 5.7L L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

i got the truck in march 31 2007. from day one i will start it up great in the morning run it for 15-30 mins, and then let it set for 30-45 mins and have a hard time starting it!!!

i have been too the dealer 5 times (25 miles one way 50 miles round trip) with no help!!!! call dodge they let me go too a 2 dealer and now we may have a fix for this problem...

- , Lisbon, CT, USA

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