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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,499 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace blown exhaust valve (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052008

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


First year Hemi ws released as I was told by a mechanic. Lesson learned, never purchase a first year model and be the car companies "guinea pig". Second, make a big stink and complain to manufacturer to be reimbursed; I unfortunately did not have the time and had to bite the bullet (repair bill).

- , Huntington, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 142007

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,496 miles

My vehicle will go into a rough idle and has no power, it has done this several times but does not throw any codes and the dealer has no idea what it is, just one of many problems I have had with my dodge. I firmly believe they used playdough for u joints.

- , Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada

problem #1

Jun 132006

Ram 2500 2500 HD Hemi 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

From 2006 to now the engine has randomly just stalled. Total loss of power. Have to pull over and restart the truck. The dealership said they could not duplicate problem. It happens very random, once when it was pulling a trailer, once when we were pulling out in traffic, once when we were sitting still.

- , Jacksonville, NC, USA

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