by allllchemist on Aug 18, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
Bought the truck used from an auction.
previous owner had hauled trailers all over new england in snow/ice (salt corrosion) for 280k miles with jake brake and after-market overdrive.
bad tps and fuel pump had led him to dump it.
got some flakey overdrive issues when cold (showed up when a transmission shop removed the overdrive unit and cut the ground wire)...
125k miles later she's still "busting a hump," moves right along at 2200 rpms, 15 mpg.
Not going to win any races, but every time I sit down to calculate the cost of replacing her, she makes dollars and sense.
I'll keep her another year and see how she acts.
I'd like to take the cummins out and drop it in another vehicle.
by G. Lilley on Nov 7, 2006 Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
What a great truck with the 12 valve diesel. I did the adjustment with great results. I did sell this truck with over 380K miles still running strong and getting over 22mpg and 16 pulling trailer. Tranmission replaced at 180k. No problems with the motor at all. This truck was very easy to work on and very reliable. I wish I still had the truck.
The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the optional 5.9L turbodiesel V8 to 440 pound-feet. CD controls are added to cassette audio systems and cast alloy wheels are standard with SLT and Sport trims. New color offerings are Light Kiwi Pearl and Spruce Pearl.