3RD gear grinding

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawncare3, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't wanna start a stupid dodge vs ford debate coz NO ONE will ever get me to go back to ford. :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: :angry:

    I have a 05 ram 5 speed. Whenever I put it in 3rd gear it grinds a LOT. What could the diagnosis be. It has about 3700 miles. I jsut wanted ur thinking on what it could be before I take it in the morning

    Thanks, Chris
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    A synchronizer (not sure of spelling) going bad?
     
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whats a synchronizer?
     
  4. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
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    Hey Chris, what changed your mind about Ford?
     
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Had an f250

    3 days after getting it (preowned) The carb went out. ($550)

    3 days later the tranny went out. only had 20k on a rebuild

    After it was all said and done I had about $2400 in it.

    Sold it for $500

    Btw I think all the guys in the springs should have a lunch sometime. I will try to get everyone together sometime.
     
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what you get for buying a wore out abused truck. I'd take your old Ford anyday over any new Dodge. Put a little $$$ into it and still be money ahead on something that I know will last the test of time, and not have to worry with warranty work.
     
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    a 5 x 10 trailer? with a 32" Metro? You don't need cummin.
    I used to tow a 36" Metro on a 5 x10 with I-4 Ranger '94, 5 speed. I did for 2 years, my ranger still here eventhough I use my F 150 now to tow both 36" Metro and a 52" TTHP.
    I would go with Ford or Toyota. Dodge has weird problems that I would not want to get into it.
     
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did you find out anything on your tranny yet?
     
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    GCF- I found out that the syncronizer (sp) went out part will be in by next thurs. Good thing I don't have to tow for a while.
     
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I thought that is what it was going to be, 3700 miles are not many for that to be bad, it had to be defective from the factory I would think
     

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