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
$
200
to $
1,956
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
1,033
to $
1,980
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
539
to $
1,098
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
301
to $
613
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
$
274
to $
1,042

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Locked up WCM May Cause Engine Cranking Problems

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 installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

Ticking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Water Leak Due to Faulty Rear Window Seal

On some models a void in the rear window seal may cause a water leak. Water may be present on or under the carpet. The seal will need to be replaced if that is the source.

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

How to get my truck to crank it turns over but won't start I've try all I know (1 answer)

I just put a new mother in it a new full pump new batt a new temp sin crank sin full sin new plugs new ever thing all most. But now it won't start just turns over and over help please

cost of repair to fix heater door (2 answers)

heat dont work,its not the blower or heater core,a/c works fine,im pretty sure its the heater door

truck shacking. When turn with 4x4 engaged (1 answer)

I feel the truck like shaking or kind of jumping when I turn but it just happens when I have the 4x4 engaged and turning. If I going straight no problem. Any idea??

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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

Rated
based on 9 customer 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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