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1997 Dodge Ram 2500.

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Snaaar, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    We are in position to buy this truck, w/ 62K miles. 4X4 regular cab long bed, auto trans, 360 magnum engine. We look to put a new Blizzard 810 on it. The truck drives like new, is very clean. But when it is in 4-wheel drive, and I shift from drive to reverse while stationary, there is a dull thunk from the transfer case. Is this normal?

    Will the truck need any special mods before the plow goes on?

    I did notice metal brake lines at front wheels are rusty. The engine has no leaks. Tires are great. I am allowed to have my mechanic look over it and the seller agrees to pay for all necessary repairs. I will instruct the mechanic to recommend replacement of even the slightest worn part, such as brake lines with a little surface scale reust, any slightly leaking seal or loose joint, etc. Do you think $8000 is a good deal considering the agreement?
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The clunk could be from a couple of things.
    1. A worn U-joint./ drive shaft
    2. The long boxs have a two piece drive shaft. With a career bearing, It does make a sound when going from D to R it's more of a crinkle sound than a thud.

    Have your mechanic look it over.
    Have him take a look at the tranny too, not to say there is a problem but you know..


    Timbrens are always a good idea.

    The front coil springs are easily up graded if need be.