definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,900 miles

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problem #2

Sep 032004

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,800 miles
I bought a Dodge diesel 1 ton from a private party. After I bought it, the previous owner called it a "lemon". he had it into Dodge for numerous problems. I have broke down in the truck twice. I left home on 9/3/04 for vacation, I was in a very remote area when I heard a terrible metal noise- it turned out to be the manual transmission. I made it to the Dodge dealer, who now wants amost $4000 to replace the transmission. I asked for help from Dodge on this repair since the truck only has 82,000 and still has a engine warranty. They are refusing. I did find out that it needs a new cluster gear and the transmission did have oil in it. The truck, aside from regular oil changes, has only been serviced at the dealer. The transmission had to be defective (idle gear is what the dealer service mgr. Told me). I decided to have my local shop install a new factory transmission. It will cost me about $3500. I don't even want to own this truck anymore. The Dodge call center has been rude and unhelpful.

- Elgin, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 082000

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When transmission is shifted vehicle jerks backward and forward on cold starts. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle, and it still jerks. Also the vehicle stalls while idling and during forward or reverse driving.

- Milan, NH, USA