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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle apart and stated that the cause of the failure was the front driver side wheel hub. Approximately one month later, the noise recurred when the vehicle came to a stop. The contact removed the front passenger side wheel and found that the universal joint failed. The failure mileage was 85,000 and current mileage was 91,000.

- Andover, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 142006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My truck is a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with a diesel engine in it. I got it used. It is an automatic. Over the past year or so I have had to take it in to the dealer for an intense vibration and squealing coming from the rear end. The vibration is from around 25 to 40 mph and the again at 70 or so. The dealer replaced U-joins and the rear drive shaft a few times. Today is the second time that they are replacing drive shaft. This is the 5th time over the past two years I have had it in for this problem. They told me this is a common problem on these trucks and they are working on a fix. The truck is only two years old and only has in the range of 60,000 miles on it.

- Loveland, OH, USA

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