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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 is between $411 and $502 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
27
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$456
Annual Repair Cost
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Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timi...
If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be i...
On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
I have checked the wiring harness and the bulbs, they are not the problem. My backup lights don'...
everytime i put in reverse
Fluid is dripping from driver's side at the front of the vehicle. The radiator cap is on the pass...
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DIESEL ENGINES ONLY, THE THROTTLE LINKAGE JOINTS CAN CORRO...
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING "SALT BELT" ...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS. SOUND DEADENER MATERIAL INSIDE THE STEERING WHEEL COULD BEC...
Overall (11 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
June 06, 2012
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
Got my dodge used. Always wanted a dodge and took me till i was 29 to get one. Its a 97 dodge 1500. Put a bout 200 bucks in it since i have had it. Thats counting normal coast like oil change exc. ...
February 24, 2012
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
Junk Ram 1500 SLT 4x4. Owned since new. At 66000 miles Transmission replaced, Fuel pump died, passenger mirror flaps in the wind,dash is cracking and falling apart. Rear chrome bumper rusted throug...
September 25, 2011
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
I bought a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD on Memorial Day. Found the selling on Craigs List (risky...yea I know) I checked it out the guy I had bought it from was selling it, because it was his dad's tr...