The throttle needs adjusting every once in a while as well. Pitman arm failed at 97,000 miles. The main components of the truck have held up over the years and only needed basic maintenance or replacement at an appropriate time. I am at a complete lost with not being comfortable driving this truck, running out of money to spend on it, and have a large headache. A manual five-speed transmission was standard. Went through a number of fuel pumps - learned not to let it run out of gas - burned up fuel pump every time. It has withstood years of use and abuse.
Does not have four wheel drive. The interior dimensions for the extended cab front row are a headroom of 39. We could not have had a better vehicle for raising our kids. Backed up with that manual transmission and 3. I am closing in on 200,000 miles, and the only thing this truck needs is a new set of tires and an outside door handle on the driver's side. The 4x4 system works wonderfully on ice and snow.
Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 3. General Comments: Best truck ever made. Just fixed itself I guess. The extended cab seats six adults comfortably. The engine is amazing, it is slow to accelerate, but once it is moving the truck really wants to go. Compared to my 93 Chevy K1500, this thing's dog slow, with a terrible design leading to costly repairs. Primary Use: Family transportation Cons: Terrible gas mileage.
The only real problem with the truck is that the engine is very loud when it idles. I suspect it would excel at towing. The 1997 2500 series truck was available in seven trim styles. Every single issue I've had with the truck, has been easy to find the parts, as well as work on the truck due to having so much room in the engine bay. This hefty engine has a compression ratio of 9.
The 1997 2500 series trucks are powerful enough to be an everyday work truck, but its looks said a lot more. Same tranny, same motor that it came with new, and never been apart. I have driven all of them various years. I would have to say the only things I have found wrong with my truck are that the gas mileage is horrible, when it rains real hard sometimes water will get in my rear door, and it seems like a lot of the maintaince has to be done at the dealerships This truck is dependable, tough, economical, and also has good performance. The 4x4 system works wonderfully on ice and snow. The engine provides plenty of power for both towing heavy loads and also cruising the interstate and passing.
The regular cab seats three adults. No Review Date: 29th December, 2016 We have had this truck as well as Chevrolet and Ford full sizes at work. The Chevy C2500 has a fuel capacity of 34 gallons and is rated at 14 to 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 to 20 mpg on the highway. The alternator needed replacement once. Never have changed the struts or shocks so it now just bounces down the highway! I am at a complete lost with not being comfortable driving this truck, running out of money to spend on it, and have a large headache. The 2500 series regular cab edition and extended 6.
This is a vehicle that a non-mechanic can work on at home. I drove my Chevy until the frame cracked in two separate places and it still felt more solid than the Dodge! We have driven it off road, across sand dunes, around racetracks, and over mountains. I drove my Chevy until the frame cracked in two separate places and it still felt more solid than the Dodge! I have not changed anything related to the steering, and have not experienced this in at least 5 years. And it did get some hail damage, but nothing serious. Never have changed the struts or shocks so it now just bounces down the highway! I had always been a Ford girl, until my Ford laid down and was going to cost a small fortune to repair.
And the exhaust pipe behind the muffler fell off. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The clear coat is pitted and flaking all over; also these things love to rust, even when kept in a garage! The Ram was the least favorite to drive if given the choice. The maximum towing capacity for both engines is 8,500 lb. General Comments: Best truck ever made.
The second row includes a legroom of 34. General Comments: Good looks, poor performance and absolute terrible reliability. Does 0-60 Faster Than It'll Do 60-0, But I'd Trade It For Nothing Less Than A Cadillac Escalade Esv. The throttle needs adjusting every once in a while as well. All came with a 5. The overall length for the extended 8-foot model is 237.