15th Jul 2006, 14:29
I've owned my 95 dodge ram since 97. It now has 250,000 miles. I've replaced the fuel pump twice. That is the most expensive fuel pumps I've ever replaced than any other vehicle I've ever owned! Stay away from the dealer. My first one cost $775.00 (dealer installed), and the second one was $375.00 PLUS $150.00 (Not from dealer)to get it installed. All together, about $1300.00 for some "plastic" fuel pumps. What a ripoff!
I've also had 3 front end alignments, replaced the front end parts 3 times, for example: all ball joints, pitman arm, idler arm, both wheel bearings, brake pads (5 times) and many, many sets of tires (over 7 sets I believe)
However, there is just 1 problem I can't solve without going to the dealer, which I do not want to deal with! Where can I buy a FUEL FILTER? No-one carries them! I know this isn't just a dealer part!
When I first bought the truck, I buried the speed odometer to the reset on the odometer. Now I can only get up to 80 max!
18th Jul 2006, 23:19
I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 Long Bed.
I want to know why my radiator is leaking from the middle, where it connects to the motor. I have replaced the radiator already once, and now it's leaking hmm.. I guess I have to replace it again.
I love my truck and will do anything to keep in good shape. Well if anyone knows what it could be, please let us know.
4th Jun 2007, 17:25
I got a '95 Ram 1500, 5.9L, 4WD, she was the most fun I've ever had, it has 340 000 km's on it, and the only thing that has ever gone wrong is the belts squeek some days. She is a beast of a rig and I will always buy a dodge!!!
21st Jul 2008, 11:36
Got a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 liter with a 110,000 miles on it, it's been making loud, I mean very loud noises when I drive it for about 25 minutes or more. If I put it in reverse, it sounds like empty paint cans in the back of the bed, and it rumbles the whole truck. When I go forward and make a right or a left when steering, the same noise; it rattles and sounds like the back axle is going to fall off.
Thought it was the rear brake shoes grinding against the rotor, so we replaced the brake shoes, still the same noise.
Oh yeah, the radiator is leaking too; replaced that one also.
Took it to the mechanics; they said it's the differential, and with labor it would cost about $950 for a used one, and $1100 for them to rebuild it, and about $75 to put traction oil in it, which is no guarantee that it will work at all. So we picked the $75 one and we'll see how that goes...
And what sucks even more is that we plan to take this truck to go camping in like 4 days... but all this replacing parts can be very expensive; through out the 11 years I have had this truck in the family, it has done its job very well, and I still love my truck.
25th Feb 2009, 13:30
I bought a 1995 dodge ram 1500 3 years ago and it is the best truck I've ever owned. it has a 360 (5.9 L) and 4x4. I've had it buried in the mud up to the bottom of the door and it always gets out. I recently had to replace the fuel pump and put a new set of tires on it but that's about it. I have 180,565 miles on it and its still running strong. I love this truck and don't plan on buying anything but dodge in the future!
14th Oct 2010, 22:23
I would just like to say Dodge makes the greatest truck out there and I don't know what some of you are doing to your vehicles to have this much trouble.