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anything I should know

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by psudds, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. psudds

    psudds Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Am buying a 1997 Dodge 1500 55,000 on it. Nice price, but any problems I should know about...........Thanks
  2. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Fuel pumps go at 60k to 65k ,other than that they are very good trucks . I have two of them a 96 1500 and a 01 3500 both of them I plow with .
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Track bars are common wear items on the front end,and easy to check,at 55K,its probably bad,figure on 2-300$$ at a shop to replace it.
  4. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    Fuel pump

    Is it common to lose the fuel pump around 60 K with the gas eigines ? I now have 63K :(
  5. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    If you always keep the tank full,the pumps will last a lot longer.
  6. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    We just sold a 97 1/2 ton with 192,000 miles on it. The truck has always run like a top. Only things that went wrong was a radiator, Transmission at 110K, and a gasket, can't remember which one. I'd say go for it.