2007 ram 1500 bit the dust=-

11-23-2018, 09:39 PM
2007 ram 1500, regular cab, short bed, 4.7 litre v/8.
about 140,000 miles on it. M
My bro-in-law,s truck.
Recently had major brake work including booster,etc.etc.
2 days later nephew was driving the truck and it started making noises and 35mph was max.
Took it to a mechanic shop. The shop says it has bad compression in 2 cylinders.
Says it will need a engine replacement.
Anyone else have similiar experience with the 4.7 ?

Thanks for any advice.

11-24-2018, 05:31 PM
I had a Dakota, same year same motor, not sure if it's the same deal but mine made a lot of noise and acted like it had no compression(didnt do a compression test though). Anyway mine turned out to be issues with the throttle body. Problem was it was not getting fuel. I dont remember exactly what the mechanic did but it was great after. Just my .02. I would go to a different mechanic for a second opinion at a minimum before you to a throw a new motor at it.

12-12-2018, 07:39 AM
what if it,s just head gasket?
what,s a rough estimate for that job ?

hate to see a good truck go to the junk yard.

Chris Stewart
12-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Is the Check Engine light on?
It may be a fuel issue.

12-13-2018, 09:26 PM
I wish I could find my service receipt to see exactly what they did to my Dakota. That was 5 years ago so I doubt it... but I had throttle body work done which was causing a fuel issue. But I agree that it very well could be a fuel problem. Dodge is known for using great motors but they seem to fall short on other parts such as fuel delivery... just went through this with my current dodge. Different motor so different story but same idea. The parts aren't built as well as the motors themselves. Try a different mechanic, dont tell them that you were told it's a compression issue and see what they say. I have a hard time believing you suddenly lost compression in 2 cylinders on that motor. If it was a early model vortec or any Ford it would be more believable. Dont scrap that motor without a 2nd opinion.

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