pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
77,727 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. the intake gasket is blown (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 052012

Ram 1500 V8 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,180 miles


The intake gasket is blown on my 99 dodge ram. I think dodge should go and fix the problem cause i dont seem to be the only one with the problem. I have done alot of research and this seems to be real common. Yea i can fix the problem but dodge should be responsible for it. This is my first dodge and my last. Think I will stick with chevrolet.

- , Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 252007

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

My 99 dodge ram 5.2L makes a ticking or knocking sound. Well i know what it is and NO i'm not fixing it, Dodge will for free. Under the intake manifold, there's a valley plate bolted right underneath the manifold and the gasket in between the valley plate and manifold is blown. The valley plate is made of steel and the intake manifold is made of aluminum. When it gets hot, the 2 metals expand and contrast differently because of the different heat ranges of the metal, cause the valley pan gasket to blow. Its an internal leak so you will not see anything. I'm not throwing any engine codes yet, but i'm getting horrible gas mileage, burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles or so, and it ticks like nobody's business. I just got it smogged today and it barley passed, even though i just replaced my catalytic converter and muffler. APS Precision makes an aftermarket valley pan but its not CARB approved and im sure as #@%$ not going to put the stock parts back in it if I do it. WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO FIX DODGE'S MISTAKE??? They were just trying to save money on materials (whatever was cheaper) and we as the customer got the $#@% end of the deal.

- , Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Sport 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

No wonder the foreign car makers are selling more cars than the U.S. Dodge can't even build an engine that will last 50000 miles. This thing sounds like it can go at any minute. The 318 has been around for years and they still got it wrong. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DODGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

- , Machesney Park, IL, USA

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