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Old 08-04-2004, 09:42 PM
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Dodge Truck Question ?

I'm looking at buying a 1996 Dodge 2500 4x4 SLT with 61,000 miles on it. Old lady is selling it because her husband passed away. Are there any known problems with these trucks I should look out for. Her asking price is $9000.00 but I think that seems a little high. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:10 PM
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H ad a older dodge with a 318 this truck truck ran forever couldn't beat it,only thing I replaced was the rear end.
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:11 PM
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If it's a gasser it seems plenty high to me, and if it's a diesel seems plenty cheap. I'd watch the automatic transmission, but that's about all you would need to worry about that I know of.
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:40 AM
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just make sure and turn the overdrive off while towing or hauling anything and you will be fine. That price seems very reasonable to me. Not great, but reasonable.
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Old 08-05-2004, 01:31 AM
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If it's a gasser it seems plenty high to me, and if it's a diesel seems plenty cheap. I'd watch the automatic transmission, but that's about all you would need to worry about that I know of.

Exactly what he said... If it is a Cummins, I'd snatch it in a microsecond.. If it was a 360, I'd run, quickly..
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:03 AM
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Take a good look at the transmission. My '96 1500 SLT with 360 & 141K miles has been rebuilt TWICE, and I don't pull that often. Based on what I know mine to be worth, the price seems too high.
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:27 AM
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Had two gassers before my diesel. The fisrt was a 95 and I traded it with 50k and no tranny problems. My 97 I bought used with 30k and when I traded it with 65k the tranny was going bad.

$9000 is way high for that truck. I'd say 6k to $7500.
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Old 08-07-2004, 01:00 AM
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I have a 1996 318 and it has done good by me. I rebuilted the tranny at 110k and just replaced the water pump, and all the hoses new T-stat at 130k. It is a very dependable truck. I use it strickly for hualing my lawn equipment and my dog. He likes the rumble. Like others have said if it is a diesel buy it in a heartbeat. I get about 15 to 16 miles around town and 18 to 20 on the interstate. and that is with or with out the trailer.
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