DODGE Ram 1500 Transmission Problems | Cost | Years to Avoid

Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Robert Wilson

DODGE Ram 1500 Comes with a 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE WITH eTORQUE which can tow around 7,730 pounds.

Most frequently reported issues with the Ram 1500 transmission is- Slipping, shifting & making noises.

Heavily affected Ram 1500 model years are 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 & 2015. Ram 1500 transmission repair cost is 250 USD approximately.

Ram 1500 Transmission Issues & Fixes

Engine Problems21
Steering problems19
Transmission Issues11
Transmission blades issue9
PTO clutch Problems7
Drive belt issue4

Ram 1500 Transmission Replacement Cost

Note: Prices are approximate & varies on location.

Dodge Ram 1500 Years to Avoid

Vehicle Worst YearsNo. ComplaintsWhat Fails Most
Dodge Ram 150020088Engine Failure
Dodge Ram 1500200613Transmission Failure
Dodge Ram 150020059Brake Issue
Dodge Ram 1500200010Gear Slipping

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Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Upgrades

The Ram 1500 is powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 215 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with either the 3-speed automatic or the 5-speed manual transmission.

However, buyers could opt for a 5-speed manual transmission as an upgrade. The 5-speed manual was the only available option for the Sport trim level.

DODGE Ram 1500 Problems & Solutions

One of the most common problems of Dodge Ram 1500 is simply wear and tear on the transmission itself.

Over time, the gears in the transmission can start to grind and wear down, which can eventually lead to failure.

Another common cause of Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems is overheating.

If the fluid in the transmission gets too hot, it can start to break down and form clogs, which can eventually lead to failure.

Ultimately, if the transmission isn’t properly maintained, it can also start to have problems.

For example, if the fluid isn’t changed regularly, it can start to break down and form clogs.

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