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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
82,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace it (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012009

Ram 2500 5.9L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles


This is only ONE thing that has gone wrong with this POS. When we bought it, it was used (about 40K on a Cummins), but the heater didn't ever work. The dash is cracking to pieces. The computer went bad about 20K ago, and we had to put a disconnect on the battery to keep it from killing batteries until we can cough up the money for a new computer. In the meantime, we have gone through 6 batteries at about 100 a pop. I can't remember exactly what it was, but a fuel delivery something that went about 10K ago, too. Now the evaporator, which is cheap but hard as hell to get to, about 1000 in labor or tear your hair out to do it yourself. So, now no AC. NOW I just went outside and it keeps shutting off. This is THE biggest lemon we have ever owned. If it didn't have a Cummins in it I would have paid somebody to steal it a long time ago. PIECE OF CRAP!!!

- , Newberry, FL, USA

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