hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,067 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 032011

Ram 2500

  • 81,000 miles


Truck has the same electrical issues as the recalled newer trucks. It melted the fuse box and the truck wont run. I have replaced the fuse box, computer, all coils, all plugs, all wires, throttle body over $3,000 and the truck still does not run. Only has 81,000 miles on it. It was towed to a Chrysler dealership and towed back out of the dealership because they could not tell us what is wrong with it. After $3,000 of lets try this I can not afford any more lets try this or that. This is a common problem and most people think they broke a valve in the hemi motor. I have run a compression test and this is not the case. My issue is electrical and I don't feel as thou I should have to spend any more money trying to figure it out when the dealership cant. The truck was under warranty the first time it was brought in for an electrical issue. Which they could not find anything wrong, and then it escaladed to the point of not running any longer. Started by melting fuses then melted the fuse box. And who knows what else it took out. When scanned it brings up different codes each and every time. Dealership charges for each and every wrong part that is replaced and then rescanned and they also charge labor for each wrong part replaced. Vehicle was running fine. Driving 2 miles down a dirt road speed of 25mph, vehicle started to miss and just continued to get worse to the point it will not idle. You can not hold a steady fuel pedal and keep it running it stalls. Passenger side airbag is recalled and not available, tie rod assembly is recalled not available a few months ago when I asked at the dealership. I currently own a 2003 2500 hd yard ornament. How can Chrysler get away with this?

- Capac, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012014

Ram 2500

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the engine was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Augusta , GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 062013

Ram 2500

  • 180,200 miles
I was driving down the road at approximate 45mph, when I was on a bank and noticed that the truck was hard to steer, the truck had stalled. The truck started back up, thankfully I have a manual, that I did not have to pull off the road (its hard to control a 3/4 ton truck with no power steering), and could just push the clutch in to start the truck. When I got the truck started, it died on me again, started it up, and drove less than a mile, and died again. I went to the store, on my way home had the same issue, as soon as I would slow, the truck would die, thankfully it only happened once on the way home. Ran it for a little in my driveway, and revved the engine, and it die, three times. Did some research and seems the issue may be faulty fuel control actuator ( or known as mprop).

- Gloucester, VA, USA

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