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9.4

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,250 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

(1) I began having the infamous "dead pedal" syndrome about three months ago. Trying to pull out onto a freeway was especially dangerous when the dead pedal would happen. It would happen off and on, when you would least expect it. (2) the VP44 finally went dead on or about August 9th, 2007. The consequences were not having a ride to work, and having to borrow my neighbors truck for three days. (3) to correct the failure required getting a new VP44 pump to replace the old one, which cost me out of my pocket $1,600 out of my own pocket. Being that I am a active duty infantry officer in the United States marine corps, (currently stationed at new river air station, camp geiger, North Carolina) and have been on three combat deployments in the last three years, I haven't that much money to spend. I have used my combat pay for paying for a wedding, house, and getting out of debt.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 132003

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Loss of power, check engine light comes on and all vehicle will do is idle(doesn't matter if you're doing 70mph on interstate or 35mph through town). Dangerous as you never know when this will happen, you could be pulling out into traffic, etc. Truck has been in the dealership service dept. 4 times for the same problem, they say it's fixed but this still continues.

- Lake City, FL, USA

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