by oldtrucks4fun on May 27, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
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:
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
by Steve Butler on Nov 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
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.
by Cagman10 on Aug 20, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
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.
Available as a sedan! The Ram Quad Cab, as in four doors, becomes the first pickup on the market with two rear access doors. And for convenience, the front seatbelts are now integrated into the front seats, making for obstruction-free rear access. All Ram Pickups get a totally redesigned interior, standard passenger-side airbag with cutoff switch, and all airbags are "depowered" for safety.