definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,072 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 122008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,865 miles


2004 Dodge Ram diesel 2500 transfer case failed at 59,865 miles and the dealer refused to repair under warranty (maximum protection warranty upgrade purchased) due to no oil in transfer case (improper maintenance). I contacted vernon at transfer case express (510) 533-2273 and was told that this is a common problem with this transfer case that it will develop a leak at the rear seal and all the transmission fluid will leak out while driving. This was confirmed by blumenthal transmission a direct distributor of these transfer cases. This was also confirmed by the fact that no Dodge dealer in the usa has this part as it is on back order status greater than 30 days lead time. This presents as a serious vibration in the front of the vehicle (feels like a tire is falling off).

- National City, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
While driving 70 mph driver heard a loud knocking noise coming from the front. Vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection numerous times, and mechanic determined that the transfer case needed to be replaced.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 192004

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
While driving at any speed the 4-wheel drive engaged. As a result, turning became difficult.

- Normandy Park, WA, USA

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