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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,557 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 122006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Loss of power while entering high speed traffic, causing high speed traffic to take evasive actions to prevent collisions. Failure of transfer pump causing failure of injection pump on numberous occasions, this should be recalled at the time of the last repair their was no replacement for transfer pump available, so an after market electric pump with proper flow rate amd pressure was installed and has been in service for over 1 year. The injection pump still flags as bad and has loss of power until engine is at full running temperture and will eventually need to be replaced.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #4

Apr 132006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where the fuel and injector pumps were replaced.

- Donnellson, IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 242004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,787 miles
1. the first incident, May 11,2000 was a recall for the replacement of the transfer pump due to premature internal armature shaft bushing wear. This was a recall by Dodge. The second incident occurred August 24,2004. 2. the failure causes the vehicle to run extremely rough, and makes the vehicle was not drivable. Failure at highway speeds would cause a sudden slowdown of the vehicle. 3. in both instances, the transfer pump had to be replaced. Currently, this vehicle only has 31,000 miles on it. The cost to replace these pumps can be extremely expensive to the vehicle owner. This appears to be a significant problems with Dodge trucks which have the cummins diesel engine.

- Hinckley, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 202004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles
My Dodge Ram 2500 diesel truck loss power and would not run well at all. I asked archer Dodge on Jan 20, 2004 to find and fix the problem. A fuel transfer pump, part # 5080885aa (replacement pump #) was installed for a total of $500. The failure of this pump in this vehicle is common and is documented in an article by chuck arnold "what happens to Dodge". failure of the injector pump, a $2000 replacemnet job is common when the charge pump fails, I was lucky. Dodge recalled defective pumps installed in all trucks built 7 days prior to the day my truck was built. I feel I got one of the older pumps for one thing and that Dodge should pay for the work. The other thing is that there is no idiot light or guage telling you there is a problem with the charge pump. I am looking for a retrofit so I can monitor this pressure and prevent damage to my fuel injection pump in the future. This engine should run for 1,000,000 miles and I dont want the possibility of a $3000 workover every 60,000 to 120,000 miles ( the estimated length of time before failure for the charge pump.) failure of this system is total and if it happens at the wrong place could cause loss of life, fire, and serious personal and property damage. I would like to see Dodge recall all units and retrofit them with a device that monitored the discharge pressure of the charge pump, notifying the driver that a failure of the fuel system is eminant. This could be done with an additional gauge or even a engine warning light. I have called Dodge and opened a complaint #12000342, but I did not get the satisification of hearing that it was a serious problem to them. If it is common knowledge that this failure occurs, why not alert the customers of Dodge that it is a probem. Even though my truck was not recalled, it appears it should have been based on what I have learned from other owners and Dodge. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

- Arnaudville, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 122002

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lift pump failure on 2001 Dodge cummins diesel pickup.

- Byron, CA, USA

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