really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
127,027 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new valve springs (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 192016

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,027 miles


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Bought my 2004 Dodge Ram w/ 5.7 Hemi in 2008 with 60,000 miles. It just had its 60,000 mile maintenance from the dealer. I have owned this truck for almost 8 years and put 67,000 miles on it. Always well maintained. I did the 60,000 maintenance at 120,000 miles, Transmission flushed, radiator flushed, power steering fluid flushed and replaced. This truck has had a noisy tic on cold startup for the last 20,000 or so miles, so when I'm in stop and go traffic and the engine starts to shake with a strange noise from the exhaust, I thought that the lifter had finally collapsed, No, it was a broken intake valve spring on the opposite side of the engine. I thank God that it didn't hit the piston. I am trying to repair both the lifter issue and the broken valve springs with all new ones. Hopefully this truck lasts a little bit longer because we just started a small business and this is our company's only service truck. Total cost will be about $1300 plus some labor from a mechanic friend.

- , Victorville, CA, USA

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