Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 2nd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

What to do to new-to-me truck first?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-03-2014, 01:22 PM
yamichi yamichi is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
Default What to do to new-to-me truck first?

The wife and I bought 2.5 acres and promptly did what any red-blooded American would do. Since we already had guns, we bought a Ram 1500!

2001 1500 4WD Laramie SLT 5.9
I don't know which rear end is under her yet and am not sure how to tell but I'll google that shortly.

Anyway- she's got 225k miles on her, pulls to the right, and needs tires but we're in love. I've done pretty extensive work on my Saturns, my Supra, the wife's Jeep XJ and mom's Passat but I think the engine in the truck outweighs my current econobox so where do I start? I'm new to trucks and new to Dodge in general but this is what I've got so far...

Fresh oil and filter
New air filter
Flush coolant
replace differential fluids
Fresh tranny fluid
Figuring out why the horn doesn't work
Clean/polish headlights

Anything I need to look for specifically on this model? With my saturn it was just a thing- you buy a used Saturn, you replace the coolant sensor, clean the throttle body and PCV. What should I be looking for on this gal?

Thanks, y'all!
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-03-2014, 02:08 PM
beeker's Avatar
beeker beeker is offline
Veteran
2001 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500 4x4 Sport 5.9
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 267
mccormickta@yahoo.com
Default

Congrats and welcome to DodgeForum! First thing to check is the plenum. If it hasn't been fixed yet it's blown and leaking oil into the intake. it's the bottom plate of the intake. the gasket leaks. A known defect in our trucks. Requires removal of the intake(keg) to fix. See here http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...um-thread.html
__________________

01Sport15004X4360, F1Airgap, Fastman52mm, VolantCAI, HS1.7, SCT, JBA Shortys, 3"MagnaflowY-Pipe&Cat, 3"ImcoMuffler, YukonDuragripLSD, 3.55, 'RockSolid' RamSteeringFix, SonnaxSureCure, PNH LS TC, Failed mods: Hypotek cam & EQ Monster Magnum Heads
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-03-2014, 11:06 PM
armynurse's Avatar
armynurse armynurse is offline
Professional
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4
Location: Fort Hood, Texas
Posts: 152
Default

You should have a Chrysler 9.25 axle in the rear, and a Dana 44 up front.

If it's going to be a farm truck, you might want to consider doing away with the vacuum central axle disconnect thing and get a perma-lock installed. You can install it in your driveway.
__________________
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.2/auto, Hemifever tuner, 50mm Fastman TB, Perma-lok front axle, Magnaflow muffler. 2" Skyjacker coils up front, Trail Master 2" long leaf add-a-leaf in the rear. 4.10 gears with Truetracs front and rear, Dick Cepek FC II 285/75/16" tires on 16x8" DC Torque rims. 200,000 plus miles on original engine.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 11:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:41 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails