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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,968 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 012005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Dodge Ram 2500 series 2001, numerous problems with vehicle steering mechanisms. The consumer stated while taking a 2 mile drive, he notice he had to constantly overcorrect to the left and then the right. The dealer replaced several componets on the vehicle to try and resolve the steering problem, the replaced all the ball joints which were severely rusted and had no grease, the steering shaft was replaced, the trac bar was replaced due to severe movement. It was finally determined that a alternate valve in the steering box was not performing as it was designed to do, when the mechanic took the valve out it was burned from overheating.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #7

Feb 222005

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The consumer states at 45,000 miles the front upper and lower ball joints needs to be replaced. The cause has not been determined. Please provide additional information.

- Magalia, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 052004

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Front end vibration, and vehicle will not pass state inspection. The front ball joints are defective.

- Ashland, MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 272005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Had to replace both right and left upper and lower ball joints due to wear. The vehicle only had 40000 miles when the ball joint failed.

- Gallatin, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 242004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph consumer heard a loud knocking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Suddenly, vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to a body shop for inspection, and mechanic determined that both frontal upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced.

- Frankford, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 142004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,740 miles
When the steering wheel was turned left or right there was a loud squeaking sound coming from the wheels. Dealer inspected the vehicle and found that the upper and lower ball joints were worn out.

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle having alignment problems. Took vehicle to dealer, who diagnosed that all front ball joints have failed.

- Owenton, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Dealer replaced right side ball joint. However, steering wheel is locking up when turning left or right. Please provide any furhter information.

- Eugene, OR, USA

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