29th Sep 2009, 11:50
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Quad cab with 100,068 miles on it so I expect to have some issues. dash cracked a long time ago, fuel pump, water pump, belts, front end, hoses all the usual things have been fixed or replaced.
It gets horrible gas mileage, drags on the freeway but does the job I need it to do. I quit commuting with it a year ago.
Not very practical, could do better with say Chevy or even Toyota but I'm a Dodge lover what can I say?
11th Oct 2009, 17:55
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport pick up truck. I too have had to replace the dash board, I was told it was a recall issue, but compared to most recalls this was nothing. Also have had to have the proportioning valve replaced this year as well as the front upper and lower ball joints, squealed like a pig. Next on the list is the steering box (column), I am use to having extra play in the wheel as my last vehicle, Jeep Cherokee, also had play but my mechanic thinks it necessary, so I will have it done. But other than that I have had no problems with my truck, drives like a champ every time! I absolutely love it and wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China.
13th Oct 2009, 21:49
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram with 67000 miles on it, and already going through the second transmission. I'm converting to 5 speed manual. I heard also that it will improve the gas mileage.
29th Nov 2009, 21:45
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.9 liter (360). It has 82475 miles on it, and I have already spent 3500 dollars.
1st the brakes and rotors at the same time, along with the calipers both sides.
The transmission started slipping after the second transmission flush with the filter changed the second time. Also the front universal joints on the axle had to be replaced with only 55,000 miles or a little more, and a new exhaust system.
Lately my check engine light comes on and off, and flashes for a good 3 minutes. Then it goes off.
It pulls the left, so I had the whole front in inspected, and the dealer said there was no problem that they could find.
I used the 4 wheel drive 5 times, only for snow and nothing else.
I would not recommend anyone buying this type of truck. I have had it for 8 years. Got it in May of 2001 with only 9,000 miles. They say the trade in value is about 6,000. I would not give the 600 dollars when I get rid of this truck. I will not buy another Dodge truck.
11th Jan 2010, 10:19
I have owned 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2003 Dodge Ram pick ups. No more Dodge trucks for me, they are junk.
30th Jan 2010, 09:15
I have a 2001 Ram 1500 5.9L and I've put 4 tranny's in so far, including 3 TPS sensors, pretty much a whole rebuild of the front end, and just yesterday the rear end blew out on me. Tire came off started a nice fire. Luckily I was in front of a bar where the patrons ran out with fire extinguisher.
Bad luck with Dodges for me, but I love them, and at the moment I'm in the process of buying another one, but a diesel this time.
1st Feb 2010, 00:32
I just bought an 01 Sport Quad Cab V8 Magnum 2wd automatic. Do these come with a factory lift? Cause I want to lift it about 2 to 3 more inches, but I heard I will have to give it at least a 5 or 6 inch lift just to achieve that, cause it's supposed to have a factory 3 inch lift or something? It would be nice to know more about it... thanks.
28th Feb 2010, 15:55
I have owned a 2001 1500 Dodge 4x4 Sport for four years, and it has been a miserable lemon.
I have replaced the ball joints twice, replaced both universals in the front axles, and one of them twice. Replaced the bearing plate on the passenger side once, and the drivers side twice.
I've replaced the rotors and calipers.
I had to replace the heads, then with in a year replaced the engine.
I had to replace the radiator, the heater core and water pump.
When the heater core leaked, it destroyed my dash.
I have never taken this truck off-road or mistreated it, but hey the radio still works :-)
11th Aug 2010, 18:35
I've owned a 2001 Dodge 1500 4X4 Sport since 2005, I have not had a problem until last year, the differential whining... I let it go too long. I need a whole new rear end.
The thermostat is sticking, the check engine light is on. Codes read that it needs a gas cap (had a new one on for 6 months, no joy...). The ABS light comes on along with check engine while driving sometimes.
The throttle sticks when driven over 50 MPH, I have to stomp on the gas pedal to "unstuck it." after throwing it in neutral first. Yeah the dash cracked too.
The brakes have been changed several times, but expected. Same rotors, resurfaced once. $2,300 for a new rear end with labor. Sigh.... just paid it off too.
It has 115K on it, and I've never had a tranny or engine problem with it. Call the papers, I know...
21st Aug 2010, 14:52
I have a 2001 "Medium Duty" with a 5.9l and automatic trans. Mileage is terrible, but other than a cracked dash, just routine maintenance! This truck has been a great one!
1st Sep 2010, 21:56
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 4x4 5.9. I like the truck but I have had issues.
I had the transmission replaced at 71,000, I had to buy a new factory one (aftermarket was not available), but so far this one is OK. It is starting to show some signs of wear but it's OK.
I have replaced all suspension in the front end, replaced front universal joints 3 times, I replace brakes what seems like all the time (do not get semi metallic eats rotors at least on mine). I have replaced rotors twice, replaced heater core, A/C condenser and radiator just went bad.
All in all this truck was not too bad, but could have been better, but my truck has 220,000 miles.
5th Oct 2010, 04:48
I own a 2001 Dodge 4x4 Sport quad. It was my baby.
I had problems like the engine light coming on. I had it serviced, the dealer reset it every time saying nothing was wrong with it. Well for that, I had to put new engine in it.
Then a week later, I had to rebuild my tranny. U joints in the front and tie rod ends too. The CD player in the radio was fried from the heater. The body has more rust then my old Sunfire had, it was 98. Whenever it rains it never starts.
After everything it cost me, I could have gotten a new truck. I hear recalls for other companies, not one thing from Dodge. I wrote them a letter and sent them my invoices for everything that was done to my truck. I got a letter back from them saying oh well better luck next time.