I own a 1995 Dodge Ram and have had great luck with it from day one. These are great trucks all around. I currently have 150,000 miles and I'll get 150,000 more.
All makes and models of trucks have problems and so called lemons. I've had a lot of problems from Ford and Chevy through the years, and this has been the best truck yet. I'll buy another one.
I have a 95 Dodge Ram as well and it has caused me more trouble than you can imagine. For starters $3000 in three months. I had to change everything from the catalytic converter to the MAPS sensor. I will never buy another dodge again. In three months: 3 mufflers, 1 catalytic, 2 Maps sensors, 3 coolant sensors, 2 belts, 2 O2 sensors, fuel pump $ filter. By the way if you intend to buy a Dodge check out the price of the fuel pumps. I paid $520 for mine!
Just bought a new fuel pump at Autozone for 165.00 out the door?
Stay clear of the Dealer for parts...
I have had 4 dodge trucks, the first 89 Dakota, transmission went out 95,000 miles. The second a 92 Dakota with 3.9 V-6, every so often it would backfire and the distributor would sheer and hit the bottom of cap. That happened 4 times before 60,000 miles. Traded for a 95 1500SLT 77,000 miles the motor locked up, out of the current 7/70 warranty. Fourth and current truck 2001 ram 1500 quad with 5.9 and automatic. currently 65,000 miles and transmission goes out, no problem extended warranty. Wrong, my warranty an aftermarket policy sold at the dealer ship at the time of purchase of the truck. They send an adjuster twice and he says lack of maintenance which I perform myself, they will not cover the failure. The policy, the dealership that repaired it, and the truck are a complete waste of time and money and will never buy another dodge product again, because the complaint line is a complete joke as well as the product. After paying thousands for these vehicles in return I have not had one decent truck and will never ever buy a dodge truck/ car again. From a Mopar Motorhead whose first car was a 1971 roadrunner. Dodge is Crap!
I just purchased a 1995 1500 and am having difficulty with my mechanic about a backfire in new factory motor.
Troubleshoot is coming now.
I own a 1971 dodge van that puts dodge in first place.
I have faith.
Communication with patience will go every time.
1997 dodge ram 1500 slt 2wd 5.9 extra cab.
In shop 6 time for the transmission under warranty problem fixed, but with much arguing with the dealership (broken snap ring on pump was the problem)
All four ball joints replaced by me because they were worn out (no grease fittings from factory)
All four brakes 2 times before 75000 miles.
Steering gearbox rebuild (pitman shaft leaking one pint of fluid in 2 days)
Fuel pump at 80000 miles.
Crank position sensor at 82000 miles (engine quit when warm, but would start back up)
O2 sensors at 85000 miles (check engine light trouble code)
All the work was done by myself except for the transmission work (regular services) and the truck was babied for the life of it.
First and last dodge product I will ever own.
I have a 94 Dodge 1500 with 360 auto , it has 180,000 miles on it and the only thing I have done to it is a fuel pump last year and regular maintanance. Its lifted 33/12.50's and its been a great truck. I drive it every day and abuse it every hunting season. great truck will not buy anything else.
I've been a service tech at a G.M. dealership for 13 years. In 1994 I fell in love with the "New Ram", and had to have it. Mines a 95 regular cab, short bed 318 auto, 2 wheel drive. Ten years later I still drive this truck every day, it now has only 97,000 miles on it, but lots of hours due to short trips sitting in traffic. Only 2 semi major repairs, 1 water pump, and pinion bearings in rear diff. Now unfortunately I'm faced with replacing my trucks lower ball joints. I've Been through 3 or 4 sets of front brakes, a complete tune-up, a starter & lots of oil changes & services that are truly considered maintenance items. Over all not too bad for a 10 year old truck that has never left me walking!!
I guess my point is that if you take proper care of your vehicle it will take care of you. Being in the repair business, I've seen good cars from GM, Ford & Dodge & I've seen bad ones. Most always the bad ones have been neglected! One more thing, especially to you do it your-self guys, it is my experience that most times with auto parts you really do get what you pay for! Many times you'll be far ahead to pay a little more and buy original equipment parts; Just my 2 cents worth!
Oh yeah, I will be buying a new Dodge Ram soon.
95 1500 Ram SLT.
I have had a few problems with my ram. I had to have the transmission rebuilt 1 time at 99000. 1 valve seal went out and burned a little oil, but that's nothing that 1 days work couldn't fix. Overall I don't know what everyone is complaining about. Every brand of truck or car has problems in a different manner. I had a F150 for 2 months and the transmission went out, the U-Joint snapped in half, and the head gasket already blew. Cars and trucks are a big hassel that have to be dealt with. Dodge is no different. I will most likely be buying another Dodge.
3 months ago I got a 97' 1500 Ram. One week later I had to replace the water pump. Then I had to replace the catalytic converter. Then the brakes and the thermostat. A couple weeks ago I replaced the radiator. And last week I was driving down the road and the connecting rod shoot strait through the block and the hood, now I'm looking at spending $1500 at least to get a new engine.
I have a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5.9, it has 213000+ miles and has never had any of these problems that you are talking about. I am very happy with my truck. This truck runs and drives extremely good. I think it is the way that you drive and take care of it with the regularly scheduled maintenance. Take care of what you have and it will take care of you!
Love this truck!!!
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie
476,000 Km (almost 300,000 mi)
Never had a major problem.
Because a few had problems, we shouldn't paint the rest with the same brush.
Will definately buy another Dodge Ram.