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9.5

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
64,294 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. fan broke off at fan clutch and went right though radiator (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012012

Ram 1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,177 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i just bought a new truck its a 2004 dodge ram 1500 and i have had it for 2 weeks and already its making a loud noise in the belts and the pullys and the paint its chipping off around the back wheel wells and on the box worst paint job ever! seen i went to go wash the salt off it the other day and the paint started to peal off .... and chip garbage... and its leaking oil out of seals good thing i got warrenty on the thing...

- , Winnipeg, MB, canada

problem #3

Jun 012010

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

Chirps after short warm up at around 1500 rpms. Dissipates after longer drives. Replaced belt and idler pulley, to no resolution. Dealer inspected, lubed belt and pulley. Chirp continues with no resolution. 2004 Dodge Ram 1400 is the worst automobile I have ever owned.

- , Evansville, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 202007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

I had belt noise and the next you know, I'm waiting for a tow, and my fan, serp belt, coolant, and what was left of my radiator and fan shroud were laying in the intersection. The fan snapped clean off at the fan clutch, and destroyed everything in the way to stopping it. It was covered under extended warranty, but would have been a fat bill, and I got a ford ranger from enterprize as a comparable rental, which is most deffinantly "not comparable". The dealer said that it wasn't the first that they had seen of my situation,... huge inconvenience for anyone but especially the guy whos not covered.

C.Kelly

Southern California

- , Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

My 04 HEMI HAS 44K ON IT AND IT HAS THE WORST BELT OR PULLEY NOISE I'V EVER HEARD ITS HORRIBLE SERIOUSLY EMBARRASSING. CHANGED THE IDLER AND TENSION PULLEY ALONG WITH A NEW BELT NOT THE PROBLEM WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS..

THANKS.......................

- , Knox, IN, USA

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