fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
122,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace injection line (2 reports)
  2. new injectors, the short pipe on lines rusts out re.pipes too (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012006

Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles


At 100,000 miles the fuel system fell apart. First the lift pump went out, & at the same time my injectors were failing, hard starting, smoked when it did start (even warm). Then over the next 10,000 mi. the smoke emission when throttled became intolerable. You couldn't even see the vehicle behind you. Now I'm looking at a $2,250 bill for new/rebuilt injectors, not counting labor.

- , Prineville, Ore., USA

problem #2

Nov 102009

Ram 3500 XLT Crew Cab 5.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles

I have had 4 #2 Injection lines break on me inthe past six months. There has to be an issue due to the availabilty of that injection line (they are back ordered). I called dodge and cummins both and they "NOTED" the problem for review. The line is simple to replace. but when it breaks it sprays fuel onto the turbo charger. Luckly it has not ignited the fuel as of yet.

has anyone else had this problem or is it just indigunous to my truck? Or does anyone have any sugestions for me? If so please E-mail me. thank you in advance.

- , Stroud, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 082008

Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Cummins Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

Dodge as usual will not warrant the problem they have with the cummins diesel. The short extension lines just before the injectors,they rust on the inside and then the rust runs through the injectors and eats them up.So then your truck starts hard cold or warm and eventually won't start. Dodge was proud to tell me to replace the lines " the short extension lines that rust out which now have a superseded num. ,as in a new one because there was a problem" put new injectors in would probably cost around $4500.00 but if they put rebuilt injectors " ONLY ABOUT $3500". Now I don't know about you but that seems a little CRAZY. Why no recall?

- , Yorkville, IL, USA

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