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1994 Ram 2500 Questions

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by madeincanada123, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. madeincanada123

    madeincanada123 Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 4

    Im new to the website and Im looking to purchase a 1994 dodge ram 2500 this weekend. I plan to start some residential plowing this year. Anyway, the truck has the 5.9 360 gas motor and only has 62k. I have done quite a bit of research today on general problems and recalls on this truck. The truck has been plowed with and I believe the guy said it had a fisher plow on it. How do the transmissions on these trucks hold up with plowing? Is there anything I should specifically look for when I check the truck out? Is there any other recommendations you would make? All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    trannys are usually the weak link of the 2nd gen rams. as is intake plentum gaskets,
     
  3. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Your problems with that set up will probably go, plenum gasket, tranny, plenum gasket, tranny, heater core, plenum gasket. How much does the guy want for it? I'm curious as to why only 62K miles on a 16 year old truck? A LOW average for miles per year is 5000 miles, that would be around 80,000 miles by now. Seems fishy to me. I've been jacked by mileage fraud before.

    I also have to ask, why not get the same truck with a diesel? Do some research on the Cummins 12valve from the early to late 90's. Great little oil burners

    Here's what I could find "NEAR" you real quick

    http://chautauqua.craigslist.org/cto/1332796538.html
    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/1319529854.html
    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/1318281610.html
    http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/1350584600.html
    http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/1333887924.html

    The last one, the standard cab red diesel, from his description, needs a possible $800 right off the bat to get it in tip top running shape.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  4. double on suspicious of the low k could be legite could be fraud, could be a 16 year old plow truck that sat on 1 or a few sites a lot (hydro trucks are one I see often low k's but if they had a hour meter you would be shocked). I would have a fair bit of money in the bank for parts\shop bills if that poor girls had a plow on it for 16 seasons. may want to have a trusted mechanic go over that one for ya even if it comes certified.
     
  5. madeincanada123

    madeincanada123 Junior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 4

    The guy has plowed with the truck for 5 years and has torn it down to the frame. There is virtually no rust. The only rust on the entire truck is underneath the drivers door. I saw all the other trucks on craigslist that you had posted, however Im on a tight budget and Im getting this truck for dirt cheap. Maybe I can afford a cummins at the end of the season. Ill run a carfax so that I know the actual mileage on the truck before I go to look at it.
     
  6. DODGE-BOY

    DODGE-BOY Senior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 121

    I bought a new 94 Ram and if the hundreds of thousands of bags of salt it spread had not eaten it up in all directions it would still be going. Its sitting stripped of its nose, tranny, and engine with 250k on it without ever having a heater core, tranny, or any other issues. Nose and tranny were sold, and engine is for sale. Salt ruined bed and lines of all kinds. Best truck I've ever owned. Bought a used 97 and 98 since then as well as new trucks. Same deal.