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6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,750 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 212003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Have had nothing but trouble with my 02 Ram 2500 truck. Rear brake pads had nothing but rust holding the pads in place, had the turbo and fuel pump replaced, U-joints and yoke on 4WD shaft worn out and hanger bearing on rear drive shaft worn out at about 70,000mi, tail gate cable broke after only two years, when clicking from high beam to low beam occasionally all lights go out, cannot use heated mirrors because they will blow a fuse and I won't have any heat, and now all ball joints and tie rod ends are worn and need replaced. I bought this truck new with only 75 miles on it, when I had the fuel pump and turbo replaced at around 78,000 miles, my mileage increased from about 350 miles per tank to about 550 miles per tank of fuel. Highway driving is much higher mpg. Fuel gage no longer works, empty at half tank of fuel now. Was quarter tank and empty. I'm sure the transmission will be next, I've been putting special fluid additive in that, this seems to help with smoothness of shifting and power. Never ever will I waste my money on a vehicle made by the "big three" again. There is a good reason why Toyota is taking over the market.

- Bedford, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 292003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • 1,000 miles
Driveshaft fell off in the driveway.

- Birlin, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 292002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Rear end started howling very loudly. She started slowing down when the rear end locked up and the driveshaft fell out onto the road.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 292002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Rear end started howling very loudly. She started slowing down when the rear end locked up and the driveshaft fell out onto the road.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

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