The truck is currently at the dealer putting in a 5th cylinder with 64477 miles on the truck. Would like it fixed I read other complaints and they had the same problem. Hydralic fluid spilled on to the hot exhaust pipes, which cause smoke. The rebuilt will only be warranted for the first 12 months or 12000 miles. And as always, if you need assistance in determining the correct parts for you, give us a call or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to help. I put a lot of money into the truck and have not yet been able to fix problem because they cant seem to figure out the cause. They say all the trucks have this problem and it is a non harmful problem that a modification has been made for.
My problem is that I am about out of warrenty, and they are telling me this is a harmful problem. Then at 53000 miles I took the truck in for recall work 828 , to replace the slave cylinder. Problem has been on going since vehicle was purchased. Take note of how many times the drive shaft turns to make the tire mark come back to the same spot. Now grab the drive shaft with both hands and start rotating it. The drver-side window molding leaks and on certain days causes fogging of the window resulting in a loss of vision and an unsafe driving condition. .
Also, vehicle will not accelerate properly with gas pedal being pressed all way to floor. Local transmission rebuilders also agree that the transmission was built with to low a volume transmission pump and that you should not let the truck idle, because there is no lubrication. Consumer had taken the vehicle to dealer when it was first purchased, due to a vibrating noise. I have mechanic friends that agree with me when I say it sounds like the transmition isn't getting fluid when it is first put in reverse. If when you try to rotate the right rear tire it doesn't want to rotate or catches or grabs, you have a limited-slip differential yeah. I know of many people with this truck who are having the same problem.
Place jack stands two under the rear axle tube near each tire. The have preformed the modification and it hasn't fixed the problem. While driving on freeway, 5th gear went out as if clutch was pushed in. There are alot of people I know that have Dodge, and none of them have this problem. After santa cruz Nissan Dodge supposedly replaced the entire manual transmission, driving back home, the 1st gear would not engage. At 36041 miles, the overdrive unit failed which had taken out the reverse. This is a clear case of design defect in the transmission.
However, with the ease of adding additional horsepower and the overall capability of these engines, truck owners routinely see failures prior to this mileage. After I picked the truck up from the dealer, the slave cylinder blow apart 5 miles away from the dealer on the way home. If what myself and the mechanic friends I have are right, the transmition will eventually break. At 64470 miles the trans went dry and dealer replaced another trans. First we will check to see if the rear end is open or has a limited-slip differential: Grab the right rear tire with both hands and rotate it clockwise hard. Also, there was erratic operation of overdrive kicking in without provocation. This corrected the vibration noise which turned out to be coming from a broken snap ring that held the overdrive unit.
Place the transmission in neutral. The 2nd time in the shop, they replaced the transmission, clutch and slave cylinder, this worked. The back-up lights did not work upon delivery but were fixed immediately and have been fine ever-since. I took the truck back at 62000 and they replaced the slave cylinder, but the transmission was leaking. Then place a mark on the drive shaft near the rear universal joint. If you turn the drive shaft slightly more than than three and a half, you have a 3.
Now we will determine the gear ratio: Crawl under the truck with a grease pencil or piece of chalk. The day I picked the truck up from the dealer I went on vacation for 2000 miles which resulted in shifting problems. If you turn the drive shaft slightly more than four turns you have a 4. The truck has pulled right upon delivery, dealership replaced calipers stating that the O. Could not get 5th gear to work, had to drive to dealership in 4th gear which is challenging to do in a diesal truck. At 60000 miles I had shifting problems again.
The odor of burned transmission oil was evident. The first time they took the transmission apart and inspected and placed back into the truck. For those that have either had a complete failure of the transmission or its simply time for an upgrade, we also offer complete transmission packages in various levels depending on the horsepower and use of the truck. They replaced the transmission and clutch which was 50% out of my pocket. Truck has been nothing but problems replaced many parts for leaks and transmission problems engine light consistently comes on even after repairs. This problem exists in all Dodge trucks manufactured from 1995 to 2001 and maybe more. I have had the truck in 4 times now to remedy the problem.