Do old dodge rams have bad transmissions ?
I’m thinking of buying a 2001 Dodge Ram 4x4 2 door long bed. But i always hear Rams have bad transmissions. Is this true. The truck has 135,678 miles on it
- Big Igloo 2020Lv 73 months ago
I would imagine everything on a 19-20 year old truck is old and tired including the transmission. The clutch packs are worn. The bushings are worn. The rubber seals on the pistons are old, hard and brittle. I wouldn't expect it to last long.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Have it checked out at a transmission shop before buying.
- 5 months ago
Those old Dodge trucks had the 46re transmission that was known for having a lot of issues back in the day. I wouldn't buy it for daily driving but if you can get it for a cheap price and just need a beater truck for hauling stuff once in a while, I would buy it.
- thebax2006Lv 75 months ago
Just check the color of the ATF. If it's brown, black or dirty i'd take a pass.
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- 5 months ago
Your question might have some relevance if the vehicle was 5 years old, but 2 decades? Seriously you expect the transmission to still work perfectly?
- Anonymous5 months ago
The truck is 19 years old. It will not be a surprise if the transmission and/or the engine needs work or worse, a replacement. Get it test driven by someone who knows trucks, preferably a Dodge guy.