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Dodge rams plagued with tranny problems

Im considering purchasing a used dodge ram probably like a 97-99 year model, but i notice through consumer complaints that these trucks have a lot transmission problems. Is there anything i can do personally to prevent these problems and what are the usual problems?

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These are issues that are a result of poor engineering, if you keep the fluid changed and use factory recommended change intervals then that is all you can do. The problems are shifting and slippage issues, the mileage they occur at is considered to be to early, all transmission fail, but these fail early.

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I owned a 96 ram and all I can say is "DON"T BUY ONE"! I bought mine new and after 50 K, I replaced the rear end gears, at 58 k, the transmission was replaced, at 65 k, the fuel pump. I then bought an extended warrantee just in time for the first AC evaporator. Then after 85 K, another AC. After 120 K, a second tranny and a replacement vehicle! I am not normally ******* cars nor trucks and now own a Subaru that is perfect as well as a Corvette!

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