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#3156328 - 02/08/13 02:21 PM so if God made the farmer who
JA1234
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Made the POS dodge ram

Glad I was backing out of the driveway instead of going down i24... With 60,000 miles on it this will be the 25 time its been in the shop.


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#3156338 - 02/08/13 02:29 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: JA1234]
Grizzly Johnson
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That's those cheap-arse made parts that are sold these days....

I know a guy where his draglink to the steering arm popped out like that.... nothing he could do but brace for the impact as he was driving down the road from work.... No steering so the truck veered off into a ditch and crashed into a concrete culvert.

Gald you or some of your family weren't hurt...
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#3156342 - 02/08/13 02:31 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: JA1234]
darn2ten
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BIL has one just like yours, same color. His has the cummins and he's been pretty happy so far, of course his only has about 20k.
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#3156378 - 02/08/13 03:00 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: darn2ten]
Diehard Hunter
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I don't know....I have driven dodge trucks exclusively since 1989. Totaled the first one, it had never broken down. Kept the second one just two years without a break down, I needed a bigger one. Had the third one since 2001, it has been in the shop twice, once for a cracked distributor on a rainy day and once for pinion bearings with 120k+ on them.

I think I have spent a whopping $300 in repairs since 1989.

My next truck will be another dodge, if this one ever bites the dust.
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#3156383 - 02/08/13 03:05 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: darn2ten]
JA1234
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This has the Cummins and it hasn't been any trouble oh wait. Trucks aren't suppose to stay in the shop are they. I mean I maintain them very well. Oil every 5000. Fuel and air filter plu tire rotation every 10,000.. So it's in the shop some but 25 times in two years not counting normal maintance stuff lol. That's like more then once a month. Lol


The sheet metal and parts around it are crap though. This is not the same truck as dodge once made....You can look at the sheet metal and it will dent...the o2 sensors have been nothing but a headache. Something to do with the turbo went out or had to be cleaned or something. The fuel millage stinks. But the engine runs strong when I have it going. As soon as I get some dimes saved and my extended warranty is almost up I will be going back to f150s. I had three I put over 300k miles on in the 90s. Since 2000 I had two both I put 100000 miles on and never had any trouble...this is my second dodge since 2006 and both are proving to be junk. I guess that's what I get for trying to save a buck. the same package in this 2500 was 10g more for the f250. Now that I am finished with any long extended heavy hauls I don't need a diesel or more then a half ton truck. I can't wait until this thing is history.


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#3156408 - 02/08/13 03:23 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: JA1234]
birddog
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I had one several years ago and it stayed in the shop. worst truck I have ever had.
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#3156442 - 02/08/13 03:45 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: birddog]
Barrett
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They look good but I don't think I'll ever own one. Heard too many bad things. I'll stick with my Chevy. Like a rock \:D
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#3156473 - 02/08/13 04:12 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: Barrett]
Tractor John
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ALL trucks break down! I have heard the same horror stories about ALL brands. That said, I had a 95 Ram 1500 that I put 285,000 miles on. Sold it when I was rear ended, but the guy I sold it to saw it go over 300,000 with the bumper and rear qtr panel whacked up. I did have feul pump issues that cost me $$$.

I currently have a 2004 Ram 2500 with the Cummins, and I had to have the transmission rebuilt at 100,000. It just turned 242,000 and I average 18 miles to the gallon. Not bad for a heavy duty crew cab.I love it. Sorry you have had issues with your truck.But to answer your orginal question.....a union worker made your truck, not God!

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#3156493 - 02/08/13 04:31 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: Tractor John]
brmaster
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I had a dodge ram 1500 w/hemi, bought new in 2003
just sold it, 130K miles, all I had to do to this truck was a battery, and the standard ware items such as breaks and tires
I did go ahead and pay to have complete tune up and had vacuum lines tested to find a leak. So all together less the tires and breaks, spent less than $500 over 8 years, so think thats dang good
and yes, I would buy another right now if I had a job and the money, wouldnt have sold mine if it werent for needing money to pay the bills but my father in law is enjoying it.
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#3156496 - 02/08/13 04:32 PM Re: so if God made the farmer who [Re: brmaster]
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Yes, chevy like a rock
you sink like a rock in repairs,,,,,,,,,LOL
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