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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needs a recall (2 reports)
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012004

Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L I6 Cummins

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles


My fuel gauge doesn't work, period. The only way I know when I have to fill up is by resetting my trip meter and hoping that my fuel mileage doesn't deviate too much so I fill up every 400 miles or so.

- , Jonestown, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 262004

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • 25,000 miles

Everyone I know who ownes a 97 dodge ram 3500 tells me their fuel sending unit went out right after the warranty did. Dodge knows about this problem. I bought the truck because of the Cummings Turbo engine and that's the only thing on the vehicle that's not JUNK.

Someday I expect to have a good running engine sitting in the driveway and ALL the Dodge parts fallen off laying around it.

- , Texarkana, TX, USA

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