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Just bought a 2000 1500, with a 5.9

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:26 PM
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well, I have been dying to get a Dodge Ram, love the look of them... So, I finally got a couple grand together, and went looking... Found a Burgundy 2000 with a 5.9, and offered $2200 for it. The car lot was a little reluctant at first, but then agreed, and it was mine. Ran great on the test drive, but the exhaust was real loud.. They told me that was all it needed. Well, after I left the lot, I went to the hardware store, and picked up a couple things, and headed home. I got almost home and the tranny blew out, while I was accelerating, when it blew, the engine pegged out adn blew the motor.. The guy at the mechanic shop I took it to said they did some shady crap to get it running good enough to make it off their lot, he said he sees it allot, they took the donut gasket out, to make the exhaust loud, so you couldn't hear any wierd noises from the motor and tranny... So, now I have a real nice looking Dodge Ram that will only go in reverse, and needs a new motor too... sigh.... Anyway, I am working on trying toget my money back, so I can get a different truck, I still want a Dodge.. Otherwise, I'll have to save another couple grand or so to get the motor and tranny rebuilt or replaced...

Sigh... Anyone got a totalled out Ram they want to sell cheap? hehe

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:42 PM
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Once you drive it off the lot, its not the dealer's problem anymore.

So, the tranny AND motor blew.....?
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:00 PM
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yeah.. Tranny AND motor... Well, put it this way, I was accelerating onto the freeway, and the tranny made a horrible noise, then the rpm's went through the roof, and then the check gauges light came on, and the oil pressure guage dropped to 0, the guy at the shop said it was knocking now too... So, that's not good... He told me I got screwed.. But it's going to cost more than I paid for it to fix it, unless I can get a used motor somewhere... Or BIll Gates or Warren Buffet hears about it, and gives me the cash.. which I highly doubt will happen... SO, I'm not gunna be riding until well after christmas at this rate...
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:56 PM
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Angry That sucks....but

Check into the law.....I thought a dealer had to cover a vehicle for 30 days, if it was a dealer you bought from.

I bought a used EXP in the early '80's. Had it for 27 days when I blew the timing belt at hi-way speed....bent valves..trashed the head...yada...yada....

Had it towed to the dealer. They repaired it and tried to stick me with the $900.00+ bill. Hell of alot of money back then. Said "I bought it As-Is with no warranty".

For $50.00, I had a lawyer call the manager and remind him that the law required them to cover the repairs for 30 days from the time I took possesion of the vehicle. Money well spent!

That was years ago, and here in Michigan.....your mileage may vary, but worth looking into.

Good luck.....Fock 'em back!!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:06 PM
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WOW... shady mo fo's! you should drop in a new one and a built proof tranny and have a truck that will last a lifetime!
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welcome,
but sorry to hear,,, is the truck 4wd or 2wd? nice to see a fellow Buckeye
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You central and east Ohio guys.
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it's 2wd... Yeah, I'm looking for a motor and tranny... BUt I have no cash... so it'll take me a while to get it up and running again...

sigh....

It is really sharp though... Extended cab, with the dual rear doors...

nice... Interior looks like new...
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wow thats amazing i would be flipping out on them , its called lemon law http://www.lemonlawamerica.com/news.htm you can get you money back you bought a lemon how many miles on it
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It is really sharp though... Extended cab, with the dual rear doors...

nice... Interior looks like new...
We call that a Quad Cab.

Hate to see a nice Ram bite the dust.
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wow thats amazing i would be flipping out on them , its called lemon law http://www.lemonlawamerica.com/news.htm you can get you money back you bought a lemon how many miles on it
go lemon law on there *** and fyi dont buy a 2nd gen ram!!! this forum for the second gens is full of problems ie trans!!! good luck with what ever road you take keep us updated.
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go lemon law on there *** and fyi dont buy a 2nd gen ram!!! this forum for the second gens is full of problems ie trans!!! good luck with what ever road you take keep us updated.
Only problem with that statement is that there are maybe hundreds, of peeps on here with probs compared to the millions that are on the road with original tranny's IE. (mine is one of them). And so are the tranny's in numerous peoples trucks I talk to everytime I'm at the pump,at a parts store or in any parking lot for that matter. How it's maintained and abused are the major factors. And as far as I can tell from this forum and others, is the fact that I believe the 2001's are the worse and most prone to all these probs.
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if you start looking around on http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites you may find some parts you need cheap .... i looked on the columbus parts and there was sum motors and trans for sale.... good luck with the truck
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Only problem with that statement is that there are maybe hundreds, of peeps on here with probs compared to the millions that are on the road with original tranny's IE. (mine is one of them). And so are the tranny's in numerous peoples trucks I talk to everytime I'm at the pump,at a parts store or in any parking lot for that matter. How it's maintained and abused are the major factors. And as far as I can tell from this forum and others, is the fact that I believe the 2001's are the worse and most prone to all these probs.

And same here i have talked to a few people most have had them rebulit or a new one dropped in. when i took my truck in at 38,000 i wanted to get my trans flushed i did and when trans fluid was **** BROWN!!!!! it was also slipping. and it should be done at 40,000. i put amsoil in it and its doing much better than before. no slipping and i checked it the other day and it was blood red not **** brown.
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Well, The Atty General Called me today, and is willing to try to mediate on my behalf. To see what kind of resolution we can get. Either fix it, money back, or comparable truck.

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dam that truck is flawless i was my truck looked like that.
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well, not quite flawless, there are small dents on both sides on the rear of the bed, behind the bumper, easy to fix, and some bubbles starting on the passenger fender wheel well.. Again, easy fix.. But the thing is so solid, I want to keep it.. I just can't afford the $$$ to get motor and tranny... So, we shall see what happens..

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:06 PM
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I would shell out the 100 bucks or so and talk to a lawyer about your rights, the lemonlaws are awesome...unless you live in Louisiana.
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there alot of rams out there alot, get your money back together and get another one and you will have money on a truck that works
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Cool Its called Implied warranty.

Hey check your states implied warranty law. Just google it and see if your state has it. WV does and it states that any business which sells an item is responsible for ensuring that item does what it is intended to do for a reasonable time. 1/2 a day is not reasonable!! By the carlot placing the vehicle on their lot for sale they are stating that the vehicle is road worthy and if not they are responsible for either returning your money or fixing the vechicle to make it road worthy. If Ohio has it print it off from the internet and go to the carlot and show them. Even if they told you they were selling it as is it does not matter, hell even if you signed a paper saying that it does not matter, that is if Ohio has an implied warranty law. Not many people know about it and let the lots trick them into the 30 day 50% warranty.
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