2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500
$
342
to $
768
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
$
200
to $
2,096
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
$
301
to $
596
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
$
1,065
to $
1,766
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
$
269
to $
1,059

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

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.

Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating

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 timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.

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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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

My ingnition switch is smoking when i turn on ac. changed it but same thing (2 answers)

Changed ignition switch but didnt help

My truck wont start unless i give it gad and it runs rough and stalls (1 answer)

It ran fine then i parked it for 5 to 10 minuts and when i got back in it started hard and would stall if i took my foot of the gas. It has oil but i hear a knocking sound. Changed map sensor and nothing.

When doing a burnout only one side leaves a mark. (1 answer)

I know that it's not wise, but when i do a burnout, breakstand whatever you want to call it. The back tires will break lose or seem to break loose. When you hold the gas and let the tires gain momentum and build up smoke the tires will spin, both seem to do so. About five seconds into it the ...

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defect

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

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-354. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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2004 Ram 1500 4x4 with hemi This is the second Dodge truck I've owned and will be the last. I've paid almost 4k in rebuilding the front end. That is also not mention all the cheap interior parts I've had to replace and all the other annoying crap, that is obviously just poorly made. I will be going back to Nissan and Toyota products only. Sorry Dodge but you need to focus on quality control,...
This truck was my husband's "baby" until it let him down. He was driving home from work one day and all of a sudden heard a weird noise and then the truck started to run like crap. Once he finally had a chance, he started to investigate what the problem was. (He is an ASE Certified Mechanic with 30+ years experience) Finally, he found the problem and was very disappointed. One of the pistons sh...
I have had my Dodge now for three years now. I have the oil changed every 3000 miles like clock work. I change the spark plugs every 30,000 like the owners book says to. This 2004 truck has been really great until now. I now have 122,000 miles on the truck and for some reason I'm getting a multiple misfire on 1 2 3 and 4 cylinders. I replaced the crank position sensor, put new plugs wires and c...

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