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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,438 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (3 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012014

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


3rd transmission in this truck. Never abused. Forget help from Dodge. They know they have a fatal design flaw. They created the 66rfe (2012) to replace the 545rfe but you can't retro into earlier models. What a shame!

- , Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 152011

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

62000 miles transmission loose od.Full overhaul done.

- , Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 252008

Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L Cummins Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 96,313 miles

I bought the 6 speed manual tranny because i hear nothing but bad stories with the automatic transmission. apparently the manual trans is not any better. I don't do any heavy hauling and don't abuse the truck off road. Not very impressed that a four year old truck needs a new transmission already after 155000 kms. Bullshit!

- , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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