pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
138,700 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace fuel pump (2 reports)
  3. replace fuel injector pump (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 202010

Ram 2500 5.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 127,000 miles


this truck has been gone over by a diesel mechnick by every compurteized thing there is and cannot find the problem it runs good on level ground but when you go up a slight hill where you need to give it gas it bucks and sputterers and cuts out

- Betty T., Liberty, NY, US

problem #4

Apr 172009

Ram 2500 Lst Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 176,835 miles

I had just bought this Dodge 2500. Within one week, when I went to start the engine it would not continue to run. I could start the engine, but I had to stay on the gas to keep it running. If I tried to let it idle it would stop.

I had to get it towed to the repair shop, but when I got it there it ran fine. This is an intermittent problem, but an obvious problem with the fuel system. A rough quote was 500 + labor to replace the fuel pump system. As far as I am concerned I will NEVER buy a dodge again. I though they were good with trucks, but with the cracked to hell dash, the rotted converter, the bad fuel pump, god knows what else I cannot trust them to ever make a good vehicle. Do Not Buy A Dodge. I'll pay my dues on this truck because I am stuck with it, but when I can, I will by either a Ford or a Titan

- jhull, Anderson, SC, US

problem #3

Jan 132009

Ram 2500 SLT V6 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 137,000 miles

We had just went to a livestock auction so we were pulling our stock trailer, before entering on to I-5 our 1999 dodge 2500 diesel lost all power. We had to have it towed to the nearest Dodge dealer along with our stock trailer, the cost $3150.00 plus towing of $124.00. I researched the internet regarding my problem and found numerous complaints about the same problem, so I called Dodge to see if a recall had been issued, no was the answer! When the fuel injector fails there is no warning signs, the engine turns over, but does not start! I'm glad I didn't purchase any animals!

- Dave V., Willamina, OR, US

problem #2

Dec 242008

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

My husband purchased a 1999 Dodge 2500 Diesel truck 3 weeks ago. It was from a buy here pay here, so he had to put $1000 down and make $100 a week payments. All of a sudden it shut off while driving and wouldn't start up again. He had it towed to a mechanic. We were informed that the fuel pump was not communicating with the ECM. The first option was to replace the ECM. He found an ECM for $495. He purchased it, brought it to the mechanic. The mechanic replaced the ECM, but was still getting a problem code. Finally, he informed us that it was the fuel pump. The part alone is around $2,000. Unfortunately, we do not have this kind of money. My husband relies on a truck for his job. We tried calling the place where he bought the car. They informed us that the truck was as is.....GREAT!!!! So, we bought a lemon!!!! My husband will never buy a Dodge again!! So, now we are out $1800 that we put into this vehicle for nothing........wonderful!!!

- 352whitney, Spring Hill, FL, US

problem #1

Jul 122005

(reported on)

Ram 2500 SLT

  • 77,600 miles

family vacation... pulling 33' travel trailer...77,600 original miles on 1999 dodge ram 2500 cummins diesel pickup truck... fuel injection pump goes out... wrecker to tow truck and trailer.. over $500... cost for a new injector pump...$2683..... my extended warranty expired 2 months earlier..... and i'm mad

- Gary B., Palestine, TX, US

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