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My Dodge Ram 2500 w/V10 Engine 4x4
By oldtrucks4fun on 05/27/13 20:16 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

I have owned a 1997 dodge ram 2500 4x4 club cab with V10 since 2000. I had the engine replaced in in 1998 with 65,000 miles on it. Presently the the truck 103000 and the engine has about 40000. I have replaced or had rebuilt the following: 1. Engine 2. Rear end 3. Gas tank 4. Fuel pump 5. Front end rebuilt 6. New front clibers/bearings/and etc 7. Transmission rebuit 8. Water pump 9. New head liner 10. Numerous sensors 11. Several changes of tires - have 35" height tires. Changed motor mount twice 12. Next project alternator 13. Next project exterior paint job 14. It costs about $100.00 plus to fill the gas tank up in today market. Get 6-8 MPG. My son has a 1995 3500 standard cab with V10
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Poor Me
By Steve Butler on 11/21/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

I made the big mistake of buying one of these lemons. I believe the rated towing is about 14,000 but don't think Dodge thought anyone would tow that much weight. Transmission went out at 25,000, replaced under warranty after 2 week wait which ruined my 2 week vacation. Dodge dealer never could get the brakes & alignment correct. It would never stop straight. Engine blew at 65,000. Out of warranty. Independent shop rebuilt it. Engine blew again at 75,000 & shop out-of-business. Now it sits in my garage with the engine setting in the back of the bed.
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283,000 miles - are you kidding me?!?!
By Cagman10 on 08/20/09 21:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

When I bought this truck new, I never thought I would have it for so long. Hey, life happens and I still have the truck after 283,000 miles, a load of In 'N Out Burger droppings, and a hell of a lot of work. Tranny is a bit rough on cold winter mornings but I have no real complaints ... except, who would ever design a radio that is right under the cup holder? Hello?!?!? Ever hear of spilled coffee -- radio shorted out after four years. I will cry like when I was a kid watching Old Yeller when I have to put her down.
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Torque Monster
By Torque Monster on 03/16/08 17:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

I bought the truck new for the Cummins and it hasn't let me down. It is a pullin' haulin' machine. Get the 5-speed that's the best tranny. This truck could probably pull a building down.
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Reliable!
By Karen on 11/21/05 10:28 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab ST 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

Our truck has towed heavy trailers, carried 3000+ lbs., has 200k miles on it. Just replace tie rod; no other major repairs. Great diesel engine, good handling, had lots of offers but we don't want to sell!
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Ram Tough
By SubVet on 04/03/05 23:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB

Review

Bought this truck new. Have 103K on it now. Other than brakes and tires never have had a problem. {On third set of breaks and second set of tires.} Key was not having anti-locks. Bought HD package with overloads and tow. Ride a little stiff, but was built for heavy work it has had to do in its life. Will be a fan for life. Fuel isn't ideal, but that wasn't why I needed this much truck.
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Satisfied customer
By Ed on 02/26/05 22:55 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Review

Truck performed as promised. Plenty of power for pulling a loaded 4 X 8 trailer with a fully loaded full sized box. Very little mechanical problems. Will buy another soon.
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Dodge 2500 diesel Laramie LB
By Billpor930 on 11/28/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

I bought this vehicle to pull a car trailer and it has been excellent for that. Gets excellent fuel mileage with the Cummins diesel. Truck has been 100% reliable over the 30000 miles that I have owned it. The only problem it has had is a leaking front axle seal which cost me a 100 dollar deductible charge to fix.
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Luv my truck
By Braxt828 on 04/14/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

This is the first vehicle I ever bought new. I like others to break them in first. Never had a problem. I use it as a work truck every day. I haul heavy loads all week, clean it up and take my family on weekend road trips. I don't know if there is a perfect vehicle out there, but this is as close as I've seen!
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Mopar does not get it
By M.Grounds on 08/14/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Review

Numerous problems from A/C to transmission, steering box, front end bounces uncontrolably when you hit a bump over 25 mph, and won't stop until vehicle comes to a complete stop. Had the stabilizer strut replaced as a possible cause but it continues to happen. When new rear window was a constant water leak problem.
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