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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace oil pan (3 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 082016

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles


I find it hard to believe for what you pay for a dam vehicle that with in two years if that how bad every think rust .My oil pan is so rusted I am afraid to even put a wrench on it to change the oil. And to top that off even my oil dip stick is even rusted. I love my truck but nothing is made like it used to be, piss poor quality.

- , South Fork, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011

Ram 1500 SLT

  • 67,000 miles

rust, rust, rust and more rust. body, bed, undercarriage!

- , Truxton, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012010

Ram 1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

First it was the transmission pan and now it's the engine oil pan. What kind of cheap ass paint or steel did they use on these vehicles. I have never seen the likes of it in all me driving years. And it's not covered under any warranty. Unbeliveable !!!! I love my truck but this is really pissing me off.

- , Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

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