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  • sakosako Posts: 25
    thanks ladyblue!! i'll possibly dispense with some other info upon receivership of the "ewe" termintar 'cuz i can't read all of the upgrades from the fax i received about the upgrades, but i've seen the original invoice 'n i'm gettin' one helluva deal 'n can't wait. it'll be here tomorrow at 11am--delivered to my residence--god it's nice to have friends in the right places. RAM IT BABY!!
  • clinecline Posts: 2
    I have a 99 ram q-cab 4x4 i have had various little problems but one severe one. the truck seems to wonder all over been to dealership and talked with dodge and they said they changed gear boxs and it is designed that way. nothing they can do If I don't like it fill out the arbitration complaint form. What a joke this is my first dodge and probably my last.
  • sakosako Posts: 25
    well the dept. of motor vehicles won't register my truck cuz it came from out of state & has less than 7500 miles on it. good ol' CALIFORNIA &; so i can't have my truck. the dealer has to ship it out of state & it's going to be wholesaled cuz they can't sell it here. *%!!<</A>>^^#$)*^&. so my great deal will now be passed onto some other lucky person. lookin' into a new one but it ain't going to be equipped like the other. i'll keep you all posted. oh yea the other truck had 900 miles was invoiced(i saw it) for $40576 & i was gettin' it for $27000, so you can better understand my sadness. THEY RAMMED ME!!!
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Get a New Chevy
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326

    Designed that way? I've had NO problems with the steering on mine. I also haven't heard anyone else complain about that problem. Sounds like a unique thing and they should fix it. Take it to a different dealer. Maybe you'll have better luck.


    Sorry to hear your deal fell through. But invoiced at $40576? What sort of options were on that truck?
  • sakosako Posts: 25
    5.9l, leather int. w/ 8 way power seats(both),am/fm cassette cd radio(infinity),keyless entry, alarm,camper spcl group, tow group, hd snow plow prep group, hd service group, travel convenience group, rear seat storage, 4sp auto tranny,anti-spin diff., fog lamps, air dam, steering wheel audio controls, 265 /r16 oo/off road tires, customer preferred pkg 2tg & 26g, bedliner, tonneau cover(black), dual exhaust, $2600 service contract, wood grain dash, running boards, 100,000 mile warranty & some other stuff that i can't read. i think for $27000 i was getting a good deal, but now it's going out of state to be wholesaled 'cuz it's in the CA DMV computers and can't be registered here until it has 7500 miles on the odometer & even then you might have trouble. i even told them i'd drive it to utah and register it there, but no dice. this ram has been castrated. see ya!!
  • rake14rake14 Posts: 2
    I'm looking for some advice on getting the 5.2 vs the 5.9 and sure would appreciate any input.

    I don't have anything to pull, yet. I may wind up getting a ski boat later on down the road but that is still another monetary hurdle to overcome.

    Is the 5.2 going to be adequate in pulling a 19' boat seasonally? Is the Heavy Duty Service Group warranted in this case for both the 5.2 and the 5.9?

    Also, is the tow package a better deal than an aftermarket version?

    Many thanks for your help.
  • goldrushgoldrush Posts: 20
    Well folks, I've had my 99 2500 QC Cummins 6 spd for almost a month now. With 3k miles on it I'm getting 19 mpg driving in the mountains. No problems so far. Just thought I'd update since I read more than post.

    CLINE, There was a post on the Cummins Diesel Website from a guy with a steering problem that sounds exactly like yours. I don't remember the fix he got but it took numerous tries at several dealers to find one that would tackle the problem. Once he got it fixed he said it drove perfect. I will try and find the address for you and post it here but try searching for CDW or the above name. Good luck!
  • mweiblenmweiblen Posts: 5
    I have a '99 Ram with less than 2000mi. Had it back at the dealer because it feels like it wants to wander all over the road. It constantly requires slight corrections to keep it going straight. It feels kinda like your on very slick pavement, and when you do get on a wet road hold on. Has anyone experienced this and what should I look for? The dealer was no help, says everything is in adjustment? I had asked them to check alignment, but the service tech says nothing is wrong. So I called for his boss who now wants to see the truck. Any suggestions on what to tell them to look for this time?

    It just won't take a track and hold it.
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    Calling the dealer tomorrow and they better take me ASAP - the rear door on the driver's WILL NOT OPEN!!

    If you guys remember, I had it to the dealer twice for squeaking, especially on the driver's side. Well, arriving home late last night after a long day of July 4th celebrating, I went to unload the truck and the door refused to open. When you pull the handle, there is a clicking sound, like a loose piece of plastic is wiggling around in there. It's been pretty difficult to open since the last time they adjusted it, and I was thinking of having them look at it when I brought it in for the next oil change. Now I expect to be the first phone call they get tomorrow morning! If it wasn't so darned hot here, I'd throw a tantrum! Arghhh!!!
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    ouch, ladyblue!

    Hope they get that straightened out once and for all. A stuck door is a safety issue and can be used in your favor in a Lemon Law case (which I know you hope you don't have to do, after all the wait and work you put into your Ram).
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    I don't even want to think about the "L" word. Hopefully, they'll get it fixed right this time. You're right - I've got too much invested in this truck to turn it in.
  • bkbinderbkbinder Posts: 1
    Looking for info on what engine should I use for a Dodge Ram Pickup to tow a lightweight trailer (~4000 lbs. I'm currently using a 1991 Chevy C-1500 Silverado with a 5.7 V8 with 113,000 miles. Looking over the 3 biggies and the Toyota Tundra as a replacement.
  • sd99sd99 Posts: 65
    Easy Ladyblue

    You're right. It's too hot to get upset. Slip another CD in, have a cold drink, and know that it will be taken care of. Good luck.
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    Thanks, my friend. But I'd have to climb across the back seat from the passenger side - my CDs are on the floor behind the driver's seat!
  • sakosako Posts: 25
    well i went 'n got a 2500 quad cab cummins diesel to end my suffering i'll give you spec's later, but it is set up pretty nice.

    ladyblue-give it to them good--'n good luck!!!
  • richram123richram123 Posts: 35
    I hav e a 98 Ram1500 club cab.

    The A/C doesn't seem cold enough. I often use it in the Max mode with the highest fan setting. Anyone out there wit similar experience?\\

    P.S what is your average eng temp when driving. Mine seems around 180-190F according to the guage.

    Thanks in advance

  • gbbclutchgbbclutch Posts: 1
    I bought a 1999 dodge ram 1500 v-6 and the clutch assembly went out in the middle of rush hour traffic three days after purchase. I cautiously drove it back to the dealer. I received many apologies. I was told that at least three out of fifty had already failed. I want to know if anyone else has had a similar problem.
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326

    Congrats on the new truck! Looking forward to hearing the details. Good luck with it.


    My A/C is more than cold enough, and it's been in the 100's here for the past week! I'm getting the same engine temp reading you are. Right around 190.

    The truck goes to the shop tomorrow to fix the door. My friendly service guy, Jimmy, was all apologies on the phone and said he'd take me first thing in the morning. Hell hath no fury like a woman with a stuck door!
  • clinecline Posts: 2
    the dealership ajusted the caster on my truck to the lower limits for the wheel alignment and it helped alittle but you still ajust the steering wheel constantly. It makes it a job to drive pullin a trailer.I'm still complaining about it will let you know if I get anything accomplished.
  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Show your Dodge Pictures in Topic # 775 Truck Pictures
  • tennramtennram Posts: 1
    hello ram brothers and sisters,

    wondering if i should trade my 97 ram for a 99, or wait until the 2000 are available....has anyone heard whats changing on them???


  • sakosako Posts: 25
    here's how this rig is put together: 2500 quad cab 4x4 155" wb, flame red clear coat, leather(tan) int.grp., sport appearance group, trailer tow grp., camper spcl. grp., 4 whl anti-lock brakes, 4 spd. auto tranny, anti-spin diff., 5.9L cummins, sliding rear window, keyless entry remote, security alarm, am/fm cassette/cd/equalizer, customer preferred pkg's. 2cg & 2tg, black tonneau cover & michelin lt 245/75r16 tires. i've got a couple of questions about tire size should i go bigger & what's the consequence-no i'm not going to lift it- i just think it would look a little better with bigger tires but don't want to buy 'em if it's going to affect other things--anybody out there with any input on this issue? also what about exhaust brakes i asked a service guy today 'n he said don't do it 'cuz they would've installed it at the factory if dodge decided it was necessary-what do think. last any info on these after market chips to up the hp & torque-as if it needed it-i'm just curious about this one. any reponse is welcomed & appreciated. RAM IT BABY!!!
  • marsh2marsh2 Posts: 4
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    Just talked to Jimmy The Service Guy. They have to order a new handle for my door. Not a part they normally have in stock, don'tcha know. Now, if they only gave out loaners, this wouldn't be so bad.
  • rlkruegerrlkrueger Posts: 98
    My 94 Ram 1500 had a/c problems as well. An occasional evacuation /recharge would fix the problem, until I told them to find the source of the leaks. They put some special dye in with the freon, and found a leaking evaporator under the dash, and a leaking condenser, both of which they replaced. I had no more problems after that.

    By coincidence, I brought up the Cummins Ram Home page tonight, and see that the TST Corp, which was upgrading the Cummins by modifying the controller chip, has stopped doing this due to legal pressure from Cummins. This is due to a software infringment TST used, along with unauthorized use of programming tools to accomplish this.
    I also had a conversation with a Cummins Tech Rep., and he said unless you are willing to change your transmission to the new Allison T1000 Automatic, getting the upgrade planned for the 2000 Model year would only destroy yours, as well as my own, current Auto Trans. He did strongly imply that the increase in Hp and Torgue was due primarily to software programming of the chip, although he said that the Dodge dealers would have the specifics before Cummins was allowed to officially post the changes themselves.
    Hope this helps.

  • dave40dave40 Posts: 582
    Need Some Dodge Pictures in Topic #775 Truck Pictures
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    Sorry, no more pics of my truck. Last time I posted them, I received some very nasty unsolicited e-mail from a non-Dodge fan.
  • ladyblueladyblue Posts: 326
    (BIG SIGH!)
    Picked up my truck last night, and being in a hurry, I didn't check that door until I got home. Guess what I found?
    - Paint scraped off the inside edge where the handle is. Looks like they used a screwdriver to pry the handle off.
    - Rubber gasket totally pinched and misaligned.
    - Inside panel completely loose, practically can pull it off with one finger.

    I immediately called and talked to the service manager and gave him the list of problems. I told him since the new door handle is on order, and since HIS people did the damage, I expect the door fixed when the handle comes in. After that, I'm going to find a new dealer to service the truck from now on. I also wanted to make sure it was on record that I did not damage the door, since the truck is leased.
  • apsincapsinc Posts: 1
    Thanks for the info.

    The reason for the question was, My brother-in-law has the same set up and is claiming lower RPMs and higher mileage(one-up manship???). I was even concerned the axle was mismarked or something.

    As a side note, for my research into this I stopped by one of the dealerships (not the one my truck was delivered to) in my area. The service department had no clue as to what the speed/RPMs should be. So I went into the showroom and asked for the most knowledgeable salesman. Asked the same question and was told "at least 4500 RPMs to hit 75". When I told him it redlines at about 3250 his response was..."well, you can't go that fast"

    New question...which has a higher IQ? A Texas brother-in-law or a Georgia salesman?

    Thanks again

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