I'm looking at a 2002 Dodge Cummins 2WD Extended Cab Longbed 6 speed stick with 150,000 miles. Anything special to look for on this model? I know to ask about lift pump (fuel pressure) maintenance. Do the 2wd have the front suspension issues of the 4WD? It won't be a daily driver.
That's a nice truck and even has one of the fairly rare NV5600 heavy duty trannys. Sounds like a great two vehicle.
As far as front end issues, all heavy diesel trucks end up at some point in their lives needing the same stuff any other truck needs.
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Its only a matter of time before someone brings up erroneous information about a dowel pin or block 53 problem. That 2002 didn't have them, only that lift pump problem which was common. They actually make aftermarket pumps to correct the flaw. I'm not positive of the year (2005?) they started putting them in the fuel tank which corrected the problem.
In addition to the 5.9 24 valve diesel and NV5600 tranny, that truck will also have the Dana 80 rear axle, with disc brakes.
The 2wd trucks use a completely different front suspension than the 4wd trucks. The 2wd's use upper and lower a-arms with coil springs, instead of a solid axle with coil springs and 5-link control arms. I would still inspect for possible worn out a-arm bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, or loose steering box.
If it is a good price, buy it. Rear disc brakes, good trans, big rear end. The lift pump is/was the only concern, which is easily fixed. Put an exhaust brake on it and you will have a darn good tow rig. If it has the 3.55 gear and you are keeping the trailer in your signature, it will be a great combo.
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little black box, K&N'd,only smokes a little....
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