pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
93,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. keep putting more oil in (1 reports)
  3. oil sending unit replaced multiple times (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 192010

Ram 1500 4x4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


oil sending units good for about a week at a time then no oil pressure

- , Brookline, VT, USA

problem #4

Nov 192010

Ram 1500 4x4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

constant problem basically the worst truck I have ever owned tell everyone I know the dodge product sucks there should be a recall on these 5.2L people everywhere are having the same problems oil pressure drops 46re trannys slip rear ends pinion seals rear ends wearing out have heard the only fix is a new motor 5000 beans I will run this in the ground till it explodes and then burn it and watch my $27000 plus repairs of well over $3500 burn in effigy. DODGE SHOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS THIS PRODUCT IS A LEMON DODGE CAN BITE ME

- , Brookline, VT, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

the ram as you hit the breaks the oil drops to 0 then when you go the pressure comes back. when you are not using the cruise the oil drops on the way down the hill if your not hitting the gas

- , Norton, KS, USA

problem #2

Jun 302008

Ram 1500 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Everytime I make a sharp right hand turn,my oil pressure drops to zero. When I come out of the curve it starts to read again. I looked at replacing the oil pump myself but apparently

you have to unbolt the engine and raise it up just to get the oil pan off. I don't have this type of equipment. I'd sell it but with gas prices so high nobody will give you anything for it.

- , Madison, AL, US

problem #1

May 162008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

We were leaving on a vacation that we had been planning for over 6 months, when we suddenly lost oil pressure. We immediately changed oil and it happened again and had to get towed home. We want to trade this beast in for a better truck, but are afraid we cannot get oil pressure up. I just had tranny rebuilt 6 mos. ago. Another Dodge defect! I say we all get together and start writing nasty letters to Dodge. Why does the little guy always get crapped on?

- , Hemet, CA, USA

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