2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
1,033
to $
1,906
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
208
to $
706
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
539
to $
1,005
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
277
to $
1,053
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
342
to $
719

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Replace Transmission Cooler Return Filter if it Has "AB" Suffix

If the transmission delays initial gear engagement after being parked overnight or longer, it may be due to a suspect transmission cooler return filter. If the transmission was recently serviced and the part number for the cooler return filter contains an "AB" suffix at the end, a new filter should be installed.

Engine Will Not Start Due to Blown Door Lock Fuse

If the engine cranks but does not start, or starts and stalls, the fuses should be inspected, especially the power door locks fuse. The power door lock fuse provides power to a module that sends the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) the "OK to start" signal.

Starts, Runs till warmed up, Dies. What to do?

I have a 2002 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L, truck will cold start run for 10 minutes until its warmed up then die and it wont start again until its cold again. replaced ignition coil because i had no spark there after it died and that didn't fix it. I have fuel pressure and a full charge on the battery. no codes with computer from NAPA. Any idea's before I buy a new ignition control and crankshaft sensor?

I replaced the crankshaft sensor and the truck r...

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

What causes 4.7 liter v8 to shut down one side of engine, 4 cylinders not firing (1 answer)

Changed coils,plugs,injectors. Still no fire

engine light brake ligh abs light on. no speedodometor ac. a1so has no heat (1 answer)

When the light go out at least the air work

How do I fix my 2002 dodge ram turn signals and brake lights? (1 answer)

The turn signals work on dash but won't work outside. I replaced the brake light switch and the bulbs but that still didn't work. Does anyone know anything else that I can do to fix this problem?

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

Bought my 03 Ram 1500 SLT quadcab used in 2006. It had 60,500 miles exactly. Ive owned the truck for 8 years and it never left me sit anywhere. I keep the oil changes every 5000 miles. All I've done is replace the heater core, radiator, water pump, fan clutch, and one wheel hub assembly. All that except the heater core was just this past year. I just replaced the factory battery as well. The tr...
this is the 8th consecutive new Dodge truck I have purchased and worn out. I currently have 185K on her and she is using 1/2 qt of oil every 1200 miles. There are only 2 problems I have ever had - one is the Rt brake light, which shorts out when ever it rains causing a burned out bulb indicator, I have not been able to find the short anywhere. The second is when it has set for 24 hours or mo...
purchased my 03 ram 1500 quadcab used with 77K,had 1 year,replaced battery,and the tranny cooling lines,i live in the north east where salt is used on the roads during the winter,this truck runs like new,looks great and handles well for a large vehicle,interior is roomy and nicely appointed,the 4 wheel drive works flawlessly,although the transfercase shift on the floor is bit archaic,late...

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