10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #5

Jul 052002

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Dodge dealerships received a notice not to use frame filters as they explode and throw fragments of the filter into the engines. Dodge owners were never warned. Fram advertisements say they have the best filters. Evidently, this has happened many times before according to mechanics and owners and the web. Our time warranty ended 01/02, but the mileage isn't even close. We bought the big Dodge thinking it would be the last truck we purchase since we are in our 70's. the cummings diesel engine should run 300,000 miles, so 38,000 is nothing in comparison. We need some kind of help with this problem. Thank you, james & joyce matthew.

- Tygh Valley, OR, USA

problem #4

Feb 122000

Ram 3500

  • miles
After trying to change foward oxygen sensor four times I find out I have 1995 sensors in my 1996 truck. The connectors on the 1996 sensors for the forward and aft oxygen sensors are opposite on 1995. How many other componets on this wiring harness will be affected? a 1996 forward sensor lists for $75 while a 1995 sensor lists for $130.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 201996

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust system failed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 231996

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Canister solenoid failure and sensor loose causing engine light to stay on.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011996

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust gasket failed.

- Cypress, CA, USA