fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,163 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012012

Ram 1500 ES 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


abs light , and brake light both came on. have no idea whats wrong.

- , Clover, SC, USA

problem #4

Dec 122001

Ram 1500 1500 5.2lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

well all the bad thangs i could say about dodge would take up to much time and pages

- , Lake City, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 122008

Ram 1500 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Haven't found the problem yet. Not sure what needs replaced to get rid of the lights.

- , Du Bois, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 172007

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,817 miles

this is annoying because I don't get whats going wrong

- , Old Fort, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 192007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

My ABS and Brake light come on so Tucson Dodge says check the usual brake level fluids first. I check not only the brake fluids but replace the fluid with new, bleed system, pull wheels and inspect brakes. All of which is ok and/or replaced (fluids). No leaks detected. Emergency brake working ok. So Tucson Dodge says replace the rear wheel sensor as this is usually the problem 90% of the time. Ok, I buy the $70 part from the dealer as not one parts store in Tucson sells the right sensor. I buy it and the parts person says zip by and they can have someone turn off the warning and reset the module. I replace the sensor, disconnect battery and sensor wire harness. reconnect harness and battery and still the lights are on. I drive down to the dealer as the parts person said I might have to have someone run a code to reset the warning but nevertheless he says it takes a few moments and they can do it for me. I drive a distance to reach the dealer only to find out they want to charge me $50 to reset it for me. I explain the parts person assured me it was no problem to reset in a few minutes and no mention of a fee. They don't care but try to continue to collect a $50 fee. I explain I did not think it was acceptable or appropriate for them to coax me back into the dealer without explaining a service fee was required but just then the service rep explains I should disconnect my battery for 15 minutes and that would reset the module? This did not reset anything but my clock. Now I am really mad because not only did they not do the right thing but are lying about the possible solution. Does anyone still value their reputation anymore. Now the real question. Can anyone help me in figuring out what my next step should be in getting these lights and abs/brake module reset? Perhaps tricks of the trade would be helpful. Any help would be much appreciated.

- , Tucson, AZ, US

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