1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 360 from North America
A waste of money!
In a period of one year, the Dodge dealer has replaced 3 intake manifold gaskets, one rear differential, and one catalytic converter. Now the engine is knocking and Dodge want 1,600 dollars to replace the crank and bearings.
I have contacted everyone in the Dodge dealer, and they have all practically blown me off. I contacted Chrysler Customer Assistance, and they told me that there was nothing they could do. I tried getting a hold of the Regional Manager and I was told I could not speak to him, and if he wanted to talk to me he would call me.
I know that they have knowledge of these engine and differential problems. Dodge has sent out bulletins to their mechanics on these issues. I have four co-workers with these same problems and yet Dodge refuses to stand behind their product. I will never buy a Dodge again for as long as I live.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st October, 2000
12th Jun 2002, 13:58
I have a 1995 1500 SLT Laramie. I have 156000 miles. I've had problems with the oil screen in the pickup tube stopping up. I've changed oil regularly. I believe the exhaust manifolds are to close to the heads and is cooking the oil. I had problems with the wheel bearings. What used to cost me around $40.00 to change wheel bearings and dust seals in another truck cost $225.00 a wheel with the dodge. I don't like the way Dodge has done with our being able to get parts to make repairs ourselves.I've had other problems with this truck, catalytic converter going out, front axle seals, ABS system failure etc,. I used to be an auto mechanic and I know when I'm getting ripped off.
I've owned my last Dodge. If I ever by another truck it's going to be a Ford. I've never had this much trouble with a Ford. I owned an '88 F150 that I bought new and put over 236,000 miles on it with no problems. Right now I'm looking at trading. If you've ever tried to buy parts for a Dodge then you know what I mean.
18th Dec 2001, 13:53
I have a 1997 Ram with a 5.9, same problem with the differential and crankshaft, bearings with only 75000 miles. This is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned and will never buy another one.