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Maybe we should let the OP expound. Still unclear what the actual trans “issue” is.
Everyone’s temperature for issues is different, but to me, a big “issue” is trans doesn’t shift right, slips, grenaded, etc. A leak or 2 is annoying and ain’t the end of the world especially depending where it is and if one is capable of simple repairs.
Wind noise? Pffft. Lol
Front end alignment? Either super rare issue or super dumb alignment people. Not brand specific.


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spoon059 wrote:

blcrandall wrote:

No problems with engine, no, but it's one thing after another. AGAIN - I love it regardless and will have another Dodge.

One of us is confused... You are having lots of problems with the RAM (Dodge doesn't make trucks anymore...), but none of those problems are with the engine.

Your solution is to get rid of the engine (the one thing that isn't causing a problem), but to stick with the manufacturer who created the overall truck that is causing you issues.

Am I understanding your position correctly?


I wondered the same thing, I just didn't want to go there. However not uncommon, there are a lot of IH 6.0 buyers who got burned, who lined up to buy a 6.4 and got burned again, and have bought 6.7's.....a lot of them.


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ksss wrote:

spoon059 wrote:

blcrandall wrote:

No problems with engine, no, but it's one thing after another. AGAIN - I love it regardless and will have another Dodge.

One of us is confused... You are having lots of problems with the RAM (Dodge doesn't make trucks anymore...), but none of those problems are with the engine.

Your solution is to get rid of the engine (the one thing that isn't causing a problem), but to stick with the manufacturer who created the overall truck that is causing you issues.

Am I understanding your position correctly?


I wondered the same thing, I just didn't want to go there. However not uncommon, there are a lot of IH 6.0 buyers who got burned, who lined up to buy a 6.4 and got burned again, and have bought 6.7's.....a lot of them.


That's insane.

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ksss wrote:

I wondered the same thing, I just didn't want to go there. However not uncommon, there are a lot of IH 6.0 buyers who got burned, who lined up to buy a 6.4 and got burned again, and have bought 6.7's.....a lot of them.

That is blind brand loyalty, which I will never understand. I'm not sure how many times people need to be kicked by the horse to learn not to stand behind it. I've had a Buick car, a Ford pickup, an Isuzu SUV, a Toyota pickup and now a Ram pickup. I am only "loyal" to whatever I am driving at the moment, and that decision is made by a combination of need, cost and availability at the time.

I was actually researching a 3/4 ton gas and had narrowed it down to Ram and Ford when I stumbled upon my current truck, being sold used at a Ford dealer. That was the deciding factor for me.


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Yes, I am including tires etc. Since I had the truck in 2006 I spent $16K on it. Some things that come to memory are: Turbo maintenance, turbo hose clamps coming off, High pressure sensor, 2 X injectors, Breaks, EGR X2, undercoating, tires. Rear end needed change and maintenance due to rust on breather screen. So far no transmission problems. When it runs though it is great and can tow my 5er with no problem. I am thinking of getting new shocks for it next year although not needed yet.(116,000 mi)

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Sorry you truck needed new shocks shortly after leaving the factory.


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You are in a small minority.
Get a different diesel truck.

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ScottG wrote:

For allignment problems take it to an allignment specialty shop, not to the dealer.


Dealers can't do alignments? You should find a new dealer i think!

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ppine wrote:

You are in a small minority.
Get a different diesel truck.


I agree and there's two other great choices to pick from.


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