Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Ram Fan Forever


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 chnlisle

chnlisle

    Post Master

  • Members
  • 3,522 posts
  • LocationThe Old Pueblo

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

This can be filed under Credit Where Credit Is Due. 2/14/12 I took my truck into my local Dodge dealer because I wanted the cooling system drained and filled and because of a suspicious noise from up front. It sounded like a wheel bearing but not as loud. It turned out to be the pinion bearings in the front dif. Further the front hub bearings were showing excessive wear. This truck has never been abused and all the required services were done at the correct intervals. Hell it only had 72,000 miles on it. The parts came to $830 and labor was $345. You can imagine how pissed I was. The warranty ran out 60 days earlier. I believe I was treated very fairly by Jim Click Dodge in Tucson but never the less I was out of pocket almost $1200.

I wrote to Ram Brand CEO Fred Diaz and told him how much I loved this truck and that bearings don't just go bad 2 months out of warranty. I further said I thought considering the factsI felt Ram Brand should, at the very least, cover some of the costs. I got a call this AM from one of the CEO's guys telling me that they are sending me a check to cover the complete cost of the repairs. My brother in law and my daughter both had '06 Ford Diesels. Both trucks were just junk and after several years and several lawyers Ford ended up buying back the trucks. Ford needs to take a lesson from Dodge on customer service.
  • 0
Click here to see my ATC Cougar
JayAronowCamperSales.com
3451 W. Montgomery St. Tucson, AZ 85742
(520)579-9610
jayaronow@gmail.com

#2 ski3pin

ski3pin

    Spare Key

  • Site Team
  • 4,406 posts
  • LocationSierra Nevada Range

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Good to hear a story like this, Mr. chnlisle! Are you still in the old pueblo? I thought you'd be hitting the long and dusty trail about now.
  • 0

2003 Ford Ranger FX4 2013 ATC Bobcat SE "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln http://ski3pin.blogspot.com/


#3 chnlisle

chnlisle

    Post Master

  • Members
  • 3,522 posts
  • LocationThe Old Pueblo

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

We are outa here in an hour. Trip report to follow!
  • 0
Click here to see my ATC Cougar
JayAronowCamperSales.com
3451 W. Montgomery St. Tucson, AZ 85742
(520)579-9610
jayaronow@gmail.com

#4 pods8

pods8

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 2,435 posts
  • LocationBoulder, CO

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

Wow surprising. In reality the front ends in these 3/4T dodges aren't really that great when it comes to ball joints/wheel bearings, it's pretty common for them to go early from what I read. Also the stock linkage/track bar isn't that great, etc.

Yet I'm still a dodge fan. :P
  • 0
2003 Dodge 1500 quad cab 4x4 5.7L Hemi auto w/ ride rite air springs and 1999(2000?) Hawk

2007 Dodge 2500 quad cab 4x4 5.7L Hemi auto and slowly progressing build.

FYI: I've got a bunch of extra 14ga wire in red and black. Its a thick jacket 41strand wire (likely MTW wire) verse typical 19strand automotive wire. It has good flexibility but factor in the thick jacket. I'll ship out 100' coils for $18 (I can go 50' of ea for that too) if anyone is in need of wire.

#5 Smokecreek1

Smokecreek1

    Sergeant First Class

  • Members
  • 1,186 posts

Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

:)

Best truck I had in all those years pounding around the back country with BLM was a 1980 3/4 ton Power Wagon-put it in four low granie gear and you could go anywhere! Only problem was the radiator was to small, used to over heat all the time, but once we changed it to a bigger model, worked like charm. As a side story, when I was over in Thailand when I was in the army in the 1960's, we had two Dodge PW's in our unit that kept right up with our tac 3/4 and 2/1/2 ton military rigs when we were out in the bounies-they always impressed me after that and who knows, may yet buy a dodge-if my old ford ever gives up!


Smoke
  • 0
Smokecreek1:99F1504x4with05Granby

#6 chnlisle

chnlisle

    Post Master

  • Members
  • 3,522 posts
  • LocationThe Old Pueblo

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

The check was here when we got back from Baja.
  • 0
Click here to see my ATC Cougar
JayAronowCamperSales.com
3451 W. Montgomery St. Tucson, AZ 85742
(520)579-9610
jayaronow@gmail.com

#7 Desert Rancher

Desert Rancher

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 514 posts
  • LocationSocal desert

Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Oh, did someone say Power Wagon?
Another 1980; 3 engines, 2 trans and still running strong.

DSC00189 (Large).JPG
  • 0
Granbaby ridin' on an F250HD 4x4, International Diesel powered T444E "And camping will grant each man new hope...as sleep brings dreams of home"

#8 Stan@FourWheel

Stan@FourWheel

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,646 posts
  • LocationWoodland, CA

Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

We have a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab, Long Bed Diesel that we use for deliveries.

It is just about to roll over to the 400,000 mile mark.

Same engine. Same transmission. Same differential.

It is need of some help now, but up to this point has been flawless !

We can't complain after almost 400,000K miles.

:)

Now we are racking the miles up on our 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel.

Think it is up to 110,000K already.

:o


Great trucks !!!!

.
  • 0
Stan Kennedy --- Four Wheel Pop-up Campers
109 Pioneer Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776
(800) 242-1442 or (530) 666-1442
www.fourwh.com
e-mail = stan@fourwh.com

#9 buzzman

buzzman

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 191 posts
  • LocationSomerville, TN

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

I bought a '98.5 Dodge 24v cummins last year and I love it! The best truck I've had over the years. It had only 107K miles on it so it was in great shape. I'm sort of a gear head so I took care of the couple of the problems this generation of Dodge trucks is noted for and it has been bullet proof so far with 124K mi. Great power and fuel mileage. It doesn't even know the Grandby is back there. However, you can not sneak quietly out of a campground in the early morning hours. She does clatter.

Buzz
  • 0
1998.5 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab 24v CTD, Sport, SLT, 2wd, 3.54 posi, auto, 8' bed 1977 Chevy long bed heavy half, 2wd, 350 ci, TH350 trans, Supersprings 2007 FWC Grandby

#10 K7MDL

K7MDL

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 181 posts
  • LocationWoodinville, WA

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

I have noticed the new Ford diesels are very quiet. Was running down the road next to one, barely heard it. Was impressed. I am at 78K on my 2005 RAM 2500 long bed hemi. Everything seems tight so far. Hopefully the front end issues are few and far between. But then I am looking for an excuse to put on a small lift kit, larger tires and front end upgrades to match. :-). A failure up front would help me justify my desires. Darn Michelin LT265/70-17 tires refuse to wear out also. Not helping me realize my dreams.
  • 0
- Mike 2005 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4 QC LB 5.7L Hemi 2006 (loaded) Grandby '07 TE610, '06 TE450, '07 Royal Star Venture




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users