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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,476 miles

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Jan 252007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles

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

The transmission went out in the truck. Lhm Dodge said that the lock up tork converter had gone out and that there was a national back order with no release date. I had lhm put in a remanufactured transmission to find out that the trans has wiped out the crank shaft in the diesel motor. After talking to damlerchrysler that all 3 transmission that are used in the Ram trucks with diesels use the same tork converters and only 2 of them are recalled for the tork converters. The truck still has problems with the new transmission, it has been in the shop 3 times now for the same shifting problem and they tell me something new each time.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #40

Oct 192007

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
Transmission failed truck and trailer stranded in road. Failed four or more times in the last 30 day after repair.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #39

Jun 022006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,800 miles
: the contact stated while working on the brake lines, pressure was put on the shifter plate causing the shifter bolts to fracture and the shifter plate to fall off. The contact had the plate redrilled and the bolts replaced. The dealer was alerted. The consumer stated the problem began when the brake lines were replaced.

- Renfrew, PA, USA

problem #38

Aug 201999

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles

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

All the brake components except the master cylinder were replaced 7 times starting at 7,000 miles because they either locked up or didn't function at times. An accident occurred due to this failure. Also, automatic transmission was replaced/rebuilt 8 times because it blew out, slipped, or dropped down from O/D to regular gear, which started at 5,000/20,000 miles finally, the engine head was replaced twice because it cracked on both sides, which started at 77,000-90,000 miles.

- Richmond, VT, USA

problem #37

Sep 122004

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,000 miles
While driving the transmission failed. While traveling on the highway, the 5th gear did not work. The gear slipped off the shaft in the transmission.

- Jamestown, ND, USA

problem #36

Aug 152003

(reported on)

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,230 miles
While driving the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and noise came from the engine compartment. The dealership replaced several components, but the problem still existed. Finally the dealer replaced the automatic transmission.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #35

Jul 142003

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While traveling about 45mph on the highway and without prior warning transmission started slipping, and vehicle wouldn't move.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #34

Sep 032002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway the transmission started to slipping. The vehicle shut down and the dealership is aware of the problem.

- Fallon, NV, USA

problem #33

May 222002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was leaking oil consumer called dealer and explained the problem, and was told that warranty was 1000 miles over, they would have to charge him for it. It seemed that transmission mount was worn out.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #32

May 102002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving transmission locked up. Towed to a transmission repair shop and repaired, but same problem has reoccurred. Please add VIN.

- Stuttgart, AR, USA

problem #31

Jan 012002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission was replaced at 14,000 miles, and again at 32,000 miles. Vehicle will not accelerate, and it takes a while to shift to next gear. Dealer hasn't been notified.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #30

Jan 012002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission not working properly. Transmission has become real hard to change and put into gear. Contacted dealer.

- Cook Station, MO, USA

problem #29

Mar 301999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck will not downshift without pushing accelerator about half way to the floor. Pushing the accelerator that far down could cause an accident. Manufacturer said there was no remedy for this problem.

- Bansant, VA, USA

problem #28

Sep 042000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had stopped at a boat ramp to launch boat. I tied end of rope to bumber of truck and the other end to the boat. I then was going to back down to water until boat floated off trailer and then pull ahead, stop and get rope and tie boat to dock. The rope snagged on the bumber of truck so I pulled up, stopped, got out of truck and walked to back of truck. I got rope off of bumber and was coiling it on the front of the boat when the truck jumped into reverse and almost injured me twice. Once when it almost backed over me and once when I tried to get into it to put into gear, but was too late and truck entered water and sunk. Everyone says that I left gear in reverse, but how did I get out and walk to the back of the truck before it started to move?? I think transmission was defective and dangerous.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #27

Aug 162001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Inspected and verified no 5th gear - transmission has no uetrasl where 5th should be - suspect nut and gear backed off - found nut and gear backed off, this has been happening for quiet some time, this information was told us by the dealership that made the repairs and a personal friend that is a mechanic.

- Whitehall, MT, USA

problem #26

Aug 162001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Inspected and verified no 5th gear - transmission has no uetrasl where 5th should be - suspect nut and gear backed off - found nut and gear backed off, this has been happening for quiet some time, this information was told us by the dealership that made the repairs and a personal friend that is a mechanic

- Whitehall, MT, USA

problem #25

Jul 262001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I leased this vehicle new, and for the last three years, every 10,000 miles approximately, I have had to take it into the dealer to have the tracker bar replaced, tie rod ends have also been replaced. The front end still shimmies terrible, and it is difficult to control at times. I also have had transmission trouble, and engine skipping constantly. I am very upset with the way I am treated at the dealer also. They were very nice to me when they wanted to sell the vehicle but every time I bring it in to them and ask why they can't fix it, they get huffy and try to put the blame on me. Now I could see if the vehicle were old, but it has had problems since I got it! I waited along time to be able to afford a Dodge pickup, and I am very disappointed, I should have gotten a Chevy. I tried to talk to the dealership about lemon lawing it but they won't talk to me.

- West Haven, VT, USA

problem #24

Jul 112001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When driving consumer noticed transmission light was illuminated on dashboard. Vehicle was turned off. After restarting vehicle consumer noticed transmission light went off. After driving a little ways transmission made a very loud noise. Consumer contacted dealer, which determined that torque converter failed, and transmission overheated, melting various parts within transmission.transmission have been replaced at 12, 000 miles/40, 000 miles, and now at 46, 000 miles.

- Brooklyn, MI, USA

problem #23

Jul 112001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When driving consumer noticed transmission light was illuminated on dashboard. Vehicle was turned off. After restarting vehicle consumer noticed transmission light went off. After driving a little ways transmission made a very loud noise. Consumer contacted dealer, which determined that torque converter failed, and transmission overheated, melting various parts within transmission.transmission have been replaced at 12, 000 miles/40, 000 miles, and now at 46, 000 miles.

- Brooklyn, MI, USA

problem #22

Feb 142000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Very bad engineer flaws, design, hard to keep going straight, trans. Vibrates/shakes truck, steering column feels loose, no help from hotline or dealer, engine spark knocks real bad under a load, rear brakes lock up constantly, Chrysler is aware of problems can't fix and meet epa emission law.

- North Lawrence, NY, USA

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