1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Overview

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4.35 stars

Based on 23 reviews

They Just Don´t Make Them Like They Used To by tomerikac
 — I bought this thing new in Nov of ´94 as I recall. One of the first new modles in Phx. After almost 15 years and 105k mi later, the darn thing thing keeps running well and therefore can´t trade it in... Read More
Solid Truck by Jeff
 — This is a great truck and I've put it through hell. It's got a solid engine (318 cubic inch or 5.2L) with a more than ample amounts of power. The interior is nothing to wright home about but its funct... Read More
Great Power At A Low Cost by Dodginatorpowercreator
 — This truck has power and that 318 is a bullet proof engine, the bed is large, cab is spacious and it performs very well under pressure. Very low ownership costs. 1991 was the first year Dodge made ... Read More

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Overview

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1994 Dodge Ram 1500

The Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 half ton is a machine built for work.  There are two engines available in the 1994 Dodge Ram 1500: a 3.9-liter V6 in the 2WD model, or a 5.2-liter V8 in the 4WD.  The V6 has 175 hp pulling power, while the V8 has an impressive 200 hp.  All of the models come with an available 6.5 foot or 8 foot bed, depending on your own personal work needs.  The half ton pickup easily stands up to this rating.

Comfort wise, the 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 has a number of options available, depending on the package you want.  Options include air conditioning, tilt steering, cruise control, a tachometer, and a cassette player.  For driving ease, a 4 speed automatic transmission is available in all models of the Dodge Ram half-ton, though a 5 speed manual comes standard.  Gas mileage isn't great, especially no in the V8, but that's to be expected from a heavy-duty truck.

Owners of the 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 were generally happy with the truck, though there were a few problems that seemed to come up a few times.  Transmissions and water pumps needing replacement too early were the main complaints, though a number of people commented on the poor factory paint job that came with the Ram 1500.  But over and over, people were happy with the overall performance of the 1994 Dodge Ram, which seems to be a true workhorse.


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Why does my truck stall when I back out of my drive when I go from reverse to drive

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Engine Cranks But Will Not Fire

Bought this 94 ram 1500 with 318 ,had been sitting for 5 years,with new battery, cranks great but will not fire, can't hear fuel pump, no spark at coil, can make fuel pump run bypassing relay. All fu...

3,807 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Frank Mansfield

How Do I Tell What Tranny I Have In My 94 Dodge 1500 2 Wheel Drive With 5.2...

I have all my gears just when I give it gas top speed I get is 30 to 40 miles an hour

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
James Hathaway

94 Dodge Ram 5.2l Clanking Noise When Revving And Especially After Warmed U...

Just bought this truck as a project to either try and fix the engine or put a bigger one in it if it would be too expensive to fix. there were some metal strips kinda circular shaped and some shav...

68 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

I Have A 94 Dodge Half Ton 4wd With A 360.motor Is Bad I Have A 318 Will Th...

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