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Anyone replace their...

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Grn Mtn, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Has anyone replaced their rotted tranny lines in a 3 year old truck? I never had to do this on my old 1500 that was 5 years old.
  2. SnoFarmer

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

    No not yet!, But I did need to replace the vac line going to the front axle for the 4+4 engage servo. It seams that where it goes by the exhaust on the frame rail it got to close and melted (worn) through.
  3. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I replaced mine last year, only because one line was wet near the radiator connection.
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Yeah okay but your truck is a '96, I'd expect that from a 10 year old, not a two going on three.
  5. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Your right. Mine even looked "brand new", except for the "film" near the coupling. Didn`t look rusty.
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    did mine last year too- another 96. I wonder how much salt on the roads in your area?
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I think the design of the Hemi puts the lines lower and less protected then on my old 318.

    The dealer still has not fixed the A/C, this is the third time they have put more Freon in it without fixing anything. The excuse this time was they only needed to put 1.4 lbs and could not detect a leak in the "obvious" places, plus cold air was blowing from it so it couldn't be that bad....Okay dumb @ss, maybe its blowing cold air because its 28 degrees outside! The mechanic even left the sniffer tool in my truck, I was very tempted to sell the sucker on EBAY, I'm sure its worth couple hundred, but I didn't I went back and gave it to the service writer.

    You know I love my truck, but dealerships need to learn how to cater to guys who use their truck for work. I can't keep rearranging mine and wifes schedule to drop the truck off for them to have it all day just to look at it then a week later when the parts come it do it all over again, again and again.
  8. RTW5150

    RTW5150 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 24

    The vac line for the cruise is under the battery tray on my 96, it rotted thru in about 2 or 3 yrs, still too lazy to replace it. :rolleyes: