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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace turbo and heads (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012007

Ram 3500 Laramie 24v Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Bought the truck used in '06 w/ 52K mi on it.. After a while (not sure of time frame) it would lose oil pressure when started but would come back up after running a few min. "Brilliant" Dodge dealer had no explanation and didn't know how to fix. Finally the turbo blew. Had paid Dodge to transfer warranty to my name so towed it to Dodge for repair. Found out that this was the 5th turbo to blow in this engine!!! They replaced turbo and top end of engine. Drove truck until 94K when another issue developed (see another posting for this yr) which I paid to repair. Now at 97K and there are symptoms of the 6th turbo going out. Anyone else have this type of experience?

- , Castle Rock, CO, USA

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