1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 5.6 from North America
Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket blew at 40,000 miles.
Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket blew again at 84k miles.
I'm not sure if I would buy a Dodge Ram again. The company will not acknowledge the intake manifold gasket problem (TSB 09-05-00), even though it is commonly known, and there are after-market kits by 3rd party companies to solve the problem. The problem is due to the design which uses dissimilar metals, causing different heat contract/expansion rates, which ultimately comprimise the gasket. This is costing me $700+ to fix, and Dodge simply doesn't give a you know what. This is so unethical. Should be a recall on this brilliant design.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th December, 2004
18th Dec 2006, 14:53
I Had the same problem with intake gasket the dealer replaced it twice and I think I am due for another one. I should have blown the engine completely when it was on warranty.
22nd Apr 2007, 20:45
I had the same problem with my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 series truck. It has the 5.2 engine in it. It had around 36,000 miles on it. I lucked out because it was still under warranty. I've had other problems with the truck and it has only 63,000 on it now. I baby this truck and never tow with it. The truck is garage kept and spotless. I am not a Dodge hater I've owned many older Dodge muscle cars and older trucks and loved them. Dodge better start getting there act together they are losing a lot of business.