1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Consumer Review: 400k and still rolling (slt au

1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie SLT Extended Cab Pickup (5.9L V8 5-speed Manual)

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400k and still rolling (slt automatic dodge 2500 diesel)
By allllchemist on


1995 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab LB


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.

Best Features

cummins diesel. solid as a mountain frame stood up to fender bender with land rover... simplicity of fuel delivery system. easy to work on.

Worst Features

As always, tranny. Front suspension and steering components. The engine will outlast the body and suspension engineering.
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