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Why I don’t drive a Dodge #16011884 04/20/21
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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16012077 04/20/21
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What no one taking the bait

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Next time something mechanically significant breaks on the truck, just do what most Dodge douches do, Slap on another light bar, Cummins decal, or maybe a new set show-boy balloon tires with douche-rims.

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Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak
Next time something mechanically significant breaks on the truck, just do what most Dodge douches do, Slap on another light bar, Cummins decal, or maybe a new set show-boy balloon tires with douche-rims.



Soooo, are you a Ford or a Chevy douche?


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Still beats sending profits to Japan.

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You gut that right Billygoat

Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16014758 04/21/21
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Great engines that are put into a mediocre wrapper.


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16014857 04/21/21
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Looks like you put the hammer down too hard.


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16014914 04/21/21
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Wow...

That part was probably made in CHINA.


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16015357 04/21/21
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Don't do this, but in an emergency could you drive it like that just using the cruise control's "+" button, accelerating from a stop?


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16015552 04/21/21
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I had a Dodge car in the late 80's. All kinds of issues just like this. I have a Dodge/Ram phobia as a result.


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A buddy of mine has something like 250k on his 7-8yr old Ram 5.7L. He said it's been one of the most trouble-free trucks he's had. I'm still not a Dodge man, but it sounds like they have their trucks figured out a lot better than they did in the 80's and 90's.


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Originally Posted by slm9s
Don't do this, but in an emergency could you drive it like that just using the cruise control's "+" button, accelerating from a stop?


I doubt it. It would only work if the cruise had already been set prior to the gas pedal breaking off. Plus, cruise only goes so slow, and I’m not sure it will engage the resume function from a standing stop.

Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: JPro] #16015995 04/21/21
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Originally Posted by JPro
A buddy of mine has something like 250k on his 7-8yr old Ram 5.7L. He said it's been one of the most trouble-free trucks he's had. I'm still not a Dodge man, but it sounds like they have their trucks figured out a lot better than they did in the 80's and 90's.


My son’s 09 Ram 1500 I gave him has 170K on it. It’s us stupid crap break on it. The wiring harness for the 4 WD went bad. Speed sensors wire got cut from something he hit and it has them down codes off and on since that got fixed. The wiring harnes though took the Dodge dealer bringing in an engineer to figure that one out they claim. $700 late it was back on the road.

Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Windfall] #16017388 04/22/21
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Originally Posted by Windfall
Great engines that are put into a mediocre wrapper.


That's the major rub which won't allow me to buy a DODGE/CRYSLUR, as engines are much easier to fix/replace than the rest of the body/chassis/drivetrain combined.


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16017641 04/22/21
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took owning an 05 1500 for me to say "never again". worse vehicle i have ever owned.


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I had a dodge vehicle of some configuration since 1968, have no bad experiences yet!


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Driven over 700k miles in Dodge/Ram trucks since '96. Been stranded one time with a failed ignition switch. I would say that's a pretty fair record.


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Just had the motor blow up on my 2015 dodge 4500 work truck. Has the 6.4 hemi. Those motors run like great, till it dont. Got a new Jasper in it now and back at it again. Hope this one lasts.

Was told these motors have a known issue with the pushrods being at an extreme angle to the lifters, creating premature wear on camshaft, lifters, and pushrods. Mine started with what sounded like a lifter tap, then kept getting worse till the lifter tap went away completely. Then it would miss badly under throttle and check engine light would come on, then go back out. They said keep driving it...lol . Then boom!

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The only vehicle I or my wife have ever sent down the road due to not knowing what would [bleep] the bed next was a Dodge. Granted, lemons come from all brands but she swore off Dodge. I happen to like the 3/4 ton & up Ram. More so the Cummins.


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It took me owning three dodge pickups to figure out they suck. Can't figure out how they get rated so highly by some publications.

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Had an 01, 03, 06, 12, and currently a 2018 Ram Cummins... never had a problem with any one of them until today... started the truck this morning and got the check engine light... scanned the codes and found I had a bad injector... off to the dealer for warranty repair...

Had a 2016 Ram 2500 with the 6.4 for a work truck... 130k miles and lost the cam... seems to be very common with those engines...


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My only ram experience I have is with my dads 2011 2500 with the hemi 5.7. The motor was powerful, but the 545rfe died at something like 35-40k with no towing other than a tiny utility trailer. It also had a CEL for evap leaks that the dealer could never fix. It also rode insanely rough compared to my 3 2500 gm’s, even when loaded heavy. It was enough to convince me to stay away. The interior was nice and the styling was good...

Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16020747 04/23/21
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I have an '08 with the Cummins and manual Transmission. The clutch started slipping at about 80k. The shop highly recommended going with a single mass flywheel. The dual mass has it's problems. I don't pretend to know what a dual mass really does but it certainly has it's distractors.


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Spotshooter] #16021099 04/23/21
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I had a 70 Dodge 3/4T,Gasser, 383, 4 sp. It was a pulling son of a gun,. I rebuilt the engine at 85K and sold it at about 120 K Great truck

After that 85 Ford,460, 4sp, 3/4T Dually. It kept nickel and dimeing me with rear axle seals, hydraulic clutch cable, oil leaks all thru the engine and transmission.Rear main seal was replaced twice in warranty . It got 8mpg empty and 3 mpg loaded. It vapor locked on every mountain pass until I put a 3rd electric fuel pump on it and an ice bucket fuel cooler. I sold it at 85K

My 98 Dodge Cummins. Crapped out the engine at 150K with a blown head gasket. Head warped, complete set of valves with valve job. New radiator,hoses, heater core, water pump because of all the oil sludge int the cooling system. Don't know why, but the turbo went out too.That all was $6K. .Before that,3 injector pumps at $1800 each. Lift pump replaced with a FASS system that was replaced once. New clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, hydraulic clutch actuator, $2K. Complete rebuild of After Market Compression brake. New steering tracking bar, tie rod ends. Replaced accelerator module. I think I had more in repairs than I paid new.

I drive a 2019 Chevy 2500HD Duramax now. It has15k on it now. I will see how that goes. I bought the extended Platimum Warranty on it at purchase. It cost the same as one injector pump replacement.


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Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Still beats sending profits to Japan.


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I took a chance on a Ram with the Cummins. At 63,000 miles it still has not had a problem of any kind. It's a 2018 and was $7000 cheaper than the Chevy Duramax. I did buy the extended warranty just in case.

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We've been trying to contact you about that.......

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
We've been trying to contact you about that.......


LOL


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I would be scared to try one. People I know that have them they are either bombproof and run forever or problematic junk. With way more of them in the junk category.

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97 Dodge Cummins with 5 speed..........approaching 300000 miles......best all around pickup I have ever owned and it has not had a gentle life

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F250 with a pre-emissions Cummins is the dream build, but often difficulty in getting there leads folks to compromise either under the hood or everywhere else.

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Do they install a hidden button that the dealer pushes to eliminate problems if you buy the extended warranty?


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Re: Why I don’t drive a Dodge [Re: Rock Chuck] #16025262 04/24/21
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Do they install a hidden button that the dealer pushes to eliminate problems if you buy the extended warranty?



Would not hurt my feelings if they did. Anything to stop the failures would suit me.I think with ANY diesel you are going to go thru an injector pump and injectors. The pump or six injectors failing is about the same price as the warranty.


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They are like the rest of em, get a good one and you got a good one. Get a POS and it seems to always be a POS.

My 2015 F-350 seems to be a real pile of schitt. Very unimpressed.

About $7k in repairs between 70k miles and 125k.

Gasser too, hate to think what it would be if it were diesel.

Doesn't scare me completely off from looking at Ford when time for another but makes me a bit leary. Been around too many pretty good Fords.

I don't even have $2k in parts on my 2006 Silverado with 220k on it.

Cats excluded and labor is on me.


Never had a Ram. Bud has had em for the last 10 years but never puts over 30-40k on em before trading them. Tries bragging them up to me.

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I had a 2000 gas, good luck with it, traded in on a 2004 diesel, it has 206,000, rebuilt the front end, drive on rough roads, got a 2018, no problems with it at 16,000 miles. I have a 89 jeep I bought new, it’s been good.

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It's an illusion to think any brand is problem free, as much as they cost these days they should come with a 100,000 fix it free warranty but it is what it is.
Ram is light years ahead of what they were 20 years ago regardless of who owns the company.

I still have my old 2000 Cummins and it still gets the chores done, its time to upgrade but it will be another Cummins in the Ram wrapper, I'm just not fond of the thought of working on the other 2 when you cant even see the ground with the hood open.

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Originally Posted by hillbill
It's an illusion to think any brand is problem free, as much as they cost these days they should come with a 100,000 fix it free warranty but it is what it is.


I believe the Nissan Titan comes with such a warranty.


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