01 dodge diesel 2500 tranny &rear problem & brakes and tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rats5656, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
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    i have 2001 8ft bed ext cab diesel 2500 dodge truck with a rebuilt tranny now it blew 2 months ago now this past thruday the rear blew for the 2nd time does this sound normal it has 100,000 miles on it just a baby i have easy dump insert in the bed and pull a 8*16 landscape trailer full of equimp? we use ele brakes kit .

    can any one help me out !!!

    i have some people say this truck is a lemon i have other say it just wear and tear from the easy dump and trailer i dont what to belive this anymore nothing but problems from day one brakes and tires every 10,000 miles so bad this stinks.
     
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    By the rear, are you reffering to the rear differential? Is this an open diff or LSD? Either way, whoever did the rebuild/replacement has not set preload or shimmed it up properly. Please clarify a little...
     
  3. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
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    yes i belive it is the rear diff it was a brand new one put in by dodge 1st time 1-2 years ago
     
  4. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
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    can some one try to help out with these problems? like places to but a used or new rear or what other options are there out like heavy duty one ?

    thanks !!
     
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    If you want a heavy duty tranny get a ATS or a Suncoast performance transmission.
     
  6. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
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    no no i need to get or replace the rear diff a dana 60 4.10 with a rear locker
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    How do you know the rear diff just blew again? Noise, grinding, ??? Might try Ebay. www.thedieselstop.com these guys may know where you can get replacement parts/complete rear end.
     
  8. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
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    it is in the shop on the lift right now i have a price to get it rebuilded for 2200 it a dana60 4.10 det locker rear :walking:
     
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    A Dana 60 is a durable axle. Dodge truck axles are all set up with posi units. If yours has a Det. Locker, it was probably put in after market. If a dealer put the locker in, chances are they didn't do the job right to begin with. That axle should have never given you any problems.

    P.S. Are you sure it's a Dana 60?? My 3/4 Dodge Cummins has a Dana 70.
     

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