pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
42,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012009

Ram 1500 XLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


I thought it was my brakes making a squeaking noise and when the mech. shop looked at it, they told me it was my rear differentials were going out. I took it to a transmission shop and the clips on the inside broke off. Causing the clips to grind away at the housing. They found me a used transmission and guess what it did it again, about 20k later, now I will have to pay for another rear end? I have only towed my motorcycle which weighs about 700 pounds and the trailer is about 400 pounds. The Transmission shop said they see this all the time with Dodges.

this is unacceptable, to have 3 transmissions and my truck only has 91K on it.

- , New Albany, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 182004

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4x4 Slt

  • 29,500 miles

Description : I own a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 QUAD CAB SLT VIN 1D7-HU18N53S-188168 Assembly point, Warren, Michigan.

The truck stalled while in traffic making a 10-15 mph right turn. The second occurrence was July15, 2004. Very close call here. I was in the Smokey mountains camping. The six hour drive home towing my popup was nerve racking to say the least. Especially, since my 13, 6 and 3 year old were in the truck.

I mentioned that the truck runs extremely rough intermittently to the dealer Morgan Dodge Durham North Carolina on at least two occasions. I am also experiencing an intermittent shudder that seems to be coming from the transmission, also mentioned to the dealer on at least two occasions. Now after the trip I experience a clunking when moving in reverse. The dealer simply said that they could not reproduce the shudder or stall. They haven't checked the clunking yet.

They were supposed to follow up with me regarding the shudder and stall but as of this date, 7/18/2004. I have not yet receive a call back.

Incident Date : 6/26/2004 Fire : No Num. Failures : 2 Property Damage : No Num. Deaths : Crash : No Num. Injured : Police Report : No

Vehicle Information

VIN : 1D7HU18N53S188168 Purchase Date : 9/15/2003 Year, Make and Model : 2003/DODGE/RAM QUAD CAB SLT

of Cylinders : 8

Trans. Type : AUTOMATIC Engine Size : 4.7L Magnum VehicleDetails Cruise Control : Yes Antilock Brakes : No Current Mileage : 33643 Speed : 50 Failure Mileage : 32500 Powertrain : 4 WHEEL DRIVE Body Style : PICKUP TRUCK Fuel Type : GAS

Vehicle Dealer Information Name : Morgan Dodge Jeep Dealer 3601 Hillsborough Road Durham NC 27705 Dealer Phone: 919-383-2531 Email: 214791@leadmanager. webedge.com

- , Hurdle Mills, NC, USA

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