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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
124,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair valve (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 172011

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


The price tag of $ 0.00 is only a result of my mechanic feeling soooooo bad about this forsaken truck and I give him all my business anyway.

Again, Check Engine light on and head gasket problems expected after first repair and 3 month later antifreeze smell when starting engine (see other complaint).

When removing the valve cover, the rocker for inlet valve #5 was found completely off its bearing, laying inside the head!

My mechanic fixed the problem. Also re-machined the head, hoping to stop the coolant leak into cyl #7 & 5.

Dodge - step up and buy these damn truck back!

- , Medford, NJ, USA

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