pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,471 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace limited slip unit (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012017

Ram 1500 SR 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 214,000 miles


i cannot afford to get it fixed this time...its vibrating and slipping going forward and backwards....feels like its tring to grab a gear or something.....i never even pulled a horse trail with this rebuilt rear differential...why is this a constant problem for me... really 3 rearends....this is ridicioulous

- , Perris, CA, US

problem #4

Aug 052008

Ram 1500 Crew Cab Slt 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,960 miles

I took my truck into a dealer in El Monte, Calif in 2008 to have them replace the limited slip unit. My mileage at that time was33,960.It still did not work right so I took it back to them and they said that there was nothing wrong. I drove the truck until February 2013 when noticed that there was noise coming from the rear end.

I took it to the people Performance Gearing Irwindale Calif. that used to build rear ends for me back in1970.for my other car. They took it apart and told me that the dealer put an open type rear end in instead the limited slip unit that it originally had.

They replaced the open type with a new limited slip unit and the cost of the new unit cost was $479.00 just for the unit. the total cost to install new bearings and seals came to 1022.00.The dealer that did the work is not in business any more so I can not deal with them. I feel that they did not replace the unit with what was same type the came with the truck from the factory. I am only asking for the cost of the new limited slip unit which I had replaced and not the total bill.

Thank you

Joseph A Batten

- , Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 172012

Ram 1500 LST 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,000 miles

I have a 2004 dodge ram Qcab 4x4 with 5.7. 177000 miles and the rear end is out, mind you that this the 4th time this is not right. Its like saying can I have more of your money. Have all services done and it just keeps costing money. The 3rd time dodge paid for half. Whats the deal Dodge stand behind your product. Get this fix fixed before some dies. Thaanks Larry

- , Roseville, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 132011

Ram 1500 SLT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,894 miles

After trying to determine if it's the diff,sideshaft bearing or drive shaft,after checking the drive shaft universals and the half shaft bearings I opened the diff cover and found pieces of a cap in the bottom....now I am trying to find a parts breakdown of this diff,Can anyone out there assist me with some advise.....Dodge should have an unlimited warrenty on something that they know is a HUGE problem.They brag about the Hemi being so strong and then they match this engine with inferior S..t.

- , Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

problem #1

Nov 222008

Ram 1500 SRT 10 8.3L V10

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,500 miles

I bought my ram srt 10 new in 04. I put only 16500 mile on it as of 2/21/09. At 10,000 mile I knowed that there was a clunk in the rearend. I bought it to my dodge dealer and they said that this problem was normal. I was drive home from and event when I took a corner and the rearend locked up out of no were. I lost control of the truck when off the road down and embankment and in to a tree. The problem has still now been resoled and I have not driving the car since. thanks dodge for f*cking up a dana 80 rearend so how.

- , Manchester, NH, USA

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