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1998 Dodge 2500 4x4 - No Reverse Automatic with O/D 165,000

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Snowplow 46, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Snowplow 46

    Snowplow 46 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Fun Is - I have a 1998 Dodge 2500 4x4 360 automatic with OD 165,000. Looking for some feedback and maybe some direction. Friday, pulled a boat into the driveway, went to back it up and nothing. Drives forward o.k. (it seems). I read online it could be the bands? I'm not an automatic tranny guy. So, should I bring it somewhere to get checked out (not a dealer I hope). What should I tell them to check for or at least pre-qualify the shop knows what they're doing? Should I go to the junkyard and just swap it out and hope for the best? Should I pay to have it rebuilt! What are you thoughts? I know I can't plow if I can't backup! :help:
     
  2. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

  3. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    get it rebuilt probably cost you 2k-2500 with labor. you never know what you get at a junkyard. better have it break now than in a snowstorm.
     
  4. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    With that many miles it is time for a rebuild.
     
  5. Snowplow 46

    Snowplow 46 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the input - now I just need a big bag of $$$$$$payup
     
  6. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Pretty much a good tranny jobber on these trucks seems to be between 2k-2500.
     
  7. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

  8. Snowplow 46

    Snowplow 46 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks, I hope to read it all tonight when i get home.....initial scan sounds logical
    !