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Title: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on June 25, 2012, 08:33:47 PM
Yes, I stole his thread title. Yes, the transfer case blew up in my truck today as well. Yes, there is going to be one huge bonfire in my driveway. Not really, but I'm not a happy camper.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Firefighter Jeff on June 25, 2012, 09:27:27 PM
  Crap !!!!  Sorry to hear Mike. 
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on June 25, 2012, 09:29:47 PM
I'm not going near my old truck for a few days. This might be contagious!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Waterfoul on June 25, 2012, 11:40:18 PM
Dude... I've driven your truck... A new (used) one or some sort of repair has been in your future for quite some time.   Sorry to hear it didn't wait till fall though.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: TheFishinPollock on June 26, 2012, 09:18:43 AM
I know where ya can get one CHEAPPPPPPPPPPPP. :D

that dose suck though. I know exactly how ya feel
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on June 26, 2012, 10:36:24 AM
Extended warranty on my truck runs out in August and you guys are freaking me out a little.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: TheFishinPollock on June 26, 2012, 07:19:40 PM
So basicly September 1st it will blow up ??  ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on June 27, 2012, 08:38:50 AM
So basicly September 1st it will blow up ??  ;D

 >:(
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on June 27, 2012, 11:56:44 PM
1. Don't do anything to jinx another GLBass member!

2. These threads are all starting to look alike!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: TheFishinPollock on June 28, 2012, 05:47:37 PM
it's  karma fior givin me all that greif over a duck LOL
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Firefighter Jeff on June 28, 2012, 11:23:37 PM
it's  karma fior givin me all that greif over a duck LOL

   Hahahahaha
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on June 30, 2012, 12:45:54 PM
Instant karma's gonna get ya!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on June 30, 2012, 08:11:46 PM
Upon further investigation, I have found that the problem is my transmission. I really can't be upset. I have neglected that truck for years, and only use it to abuse it. Hopefully it will be back from the trans shop by Friday. Maybe I will even take it to the dealer to get the ABS recall done for the 8th year in a row. It's always a gamble when you try to stop. Lots of fun, right Mike?  I am also going to change all of the fluids, and replace the fuel pump that has been weak for the better part of 5 years now. I really don't want to make another truck payment. Just not as much fun as a boat.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on July 01, 2012, 01:45:28 AM
You've got to take care of the things that take care of you.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 01, 2012, 05:45:02 PM
I know it. I used to love that truck. But, once I saw the first rust spot, I totally lost all interest in it. Sure wish I would have gotten that taken care of then. Oh well, hind sight is twenty twenty.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Waterfoul on July 01, 2012, 10:39:18 PM
Upon further investigation, I have found that the problem is my transmission. I really can't be upset. I have neglected that truck for years, and only use it to abuse it. Hopefully it will be back from the trans shop by Friday. Maybe I will even take it to the dealer to get the ABS recall done for the 8th year in a row. It's always a gamble when you try to stop. Lots of fun, right Mike?  I am also going to change all of the fluids, and replace the fuel pump that has been weak for the better part of 5 years now. I really don't want to make another truck payment. Just not as much fun as a boat.

Yup, backing up towards the water at Fishermans is always in interesting adventure!!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 02, 2012, 03:11:22 PM
Never a dull moment!  I always worried more about going towards the port a pot before you start backing down the ramp. That could definitely end in a crappy way. Lol!!  

As of right now, the rear end is buttoned back up. The gas tank straps have been replaced. I am waiting on a wrecker to take it to the trans shop this afternoon. Then its off to the dealer for the repeat recall work on the brake system. When that's done, new fuel pump time. I won't know how to act when I only have to turn the key one time to start the truck. It will be like brand new, but with rust. I better go get a tetanus shot before I get back under it!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on July 02, 2012, 03:47:52 PM
I think that is the first time I've ever heard someone needing a tetanus shot before or because of working on their boat-hauling machine!
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 02, 2012, 05:30:45 PM
Yeah, she got pretty crusty under the doors, and in the cab corners. I went and got an estimate to get her pretty again, but I really want a newer diesel. Much cheaper to fix mine though. Even after my copay for the doctor visit, I will still be way ahead money wise.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on July 12, 2012, 07:48:49 PM
Put $1125 and some silver into my truck today.  Ouch is all I have to say about that.  :'(



BD.                    ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on July 12, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
I would have to put my truck into the swampy spot in my backyard in lieu of that much green.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on July 13, 2012, 08:04:22 AM
It's been a very dependable machine. I am going to buy a new truck but I need to drive this one to September at least. Besides in 4 years my son is going to need some wheels. I'll get him a beater. That said, he gets the truck and either the wife or I will get a vehicle.



BD.                         ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: SethV on July 13, 2012, 10:34:47 AM
Put $1125 and some silver into my truck today.  Ouch is all I have to say about that.  :'(
BD.                    ;D

Hey BigDog  - I will make ya a deal on a Chevy - that should take care of all those expensive Dodge repairs!   ;) ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 13, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
I felt that way too, but now that my Chevy has broken, I'm seeing things in a different light. They all break. I love my Chevy's, and as long as I don't buy anything other than a half ton, I will always own one. I must say that my heart is set on an F250 Super Duty diesel right now. That will be the next truck in my driveway.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on July 13, 2012, 09:01:26 PM
Put $1125 and some silver into my truck today.  Ouch is all I have to say about that.  :'(
BD.                    ;D

Hey BigDog  - I will make ya a deal on a Chevy - that should take care of all those expensive Dodge repairs!   ;) ;D

Thanks for the offer Seth, however I work for Chrysler and I buy what I build. As far as my latest repair, it happened because the part wore out. Having 169000 miles on the truck, stuff is bound to wear out eventually. We can all agree on that.


BD.                   ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 14, 2012, 04:48:27 AM
Same with my truck. 160,000, and a snap ring broke, and let the insides eat themselves. Bound to happen.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: rustydog on July 14, 2012, 06:56:15 AM
F250 diesel. Got word yesterday turbo sticking. 5hr. labor at 90 per plus parts. All trucks are the same money wise.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on July 14, 2012, 07:44:41 AM
Sure you can go out and trade the old broken truck for a new truck, but you're not going to get in trade what the truck is really worth and then you're going to have a payment. That's the point that decisions have to be made.



BD.                  ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on July 14, 2012, 04:44:01 PM
For sure. I hate paying for everything but my boat. I really hate car payments. I want a newer truck in a bad way, but I want a new boat even worse. So, I'm going to drive my truck until the body falls right off of it. I just hope that happens before the drivers seat falls out of it.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on November 17, 2012, 11:26:01 AM
So basicly September 1st it will blow up ??  ;D

It made it to October before needing some new ball joints and stabilizer bar repairs.  It really grinds me the wrong way given that I took it in to have it looked at before my warranty expired then less than 3 months later I need a $1700 repair on it.

Tempted to just trade it in before it becomes undrivable, or as the dealership guy said to me, "a safety issue".

@#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# truck indeed >.<
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on November 17, 2012, 12:16:21 PM
Stick it to the dealer. You could get the front end work done way cheaper. Believe it or not, outer tie rod ends and ball joints aren't that bad to do. If it's a Ford, it's kind of a pain. I know the Chevy's are pretty east to do. Then you go get an alignment done somewhere.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on November 17, 2012, 02:36:50 PM
Stick it to the dealer. You could get the front end work done way cheaper.

Might have to in this case.  Glad that Dodge discontinued the Dakota. 
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Waterfoul on November 17, 2012, 04:16:09 PM
Hey Mike, you want to come over and do my Tahoe's front end????  LOL!!  Left front tire is starting to get a "ghetto" lean to it.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: bob o on November 19, 2012, 12:30:38 PM
lifetime drivetrain warranty on my 08 ram  :-X
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: motocross269 on November 19, 2012, 01:16:04 PM
I have been driving payment free for a few years now...

When a repair comes up I always try to make myself feel better by remembering that I can make a lot of repairs for the 500-600 dollars a month a new truck would cost me... ;)
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: thedude on November 19, 2012, 02:18:58 PM
lifetime drivetrain warranty on my 08 ram  :-X

you're gonna need it! ;)
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on November 19, 2012, 04:37:15 PM
Looks like I might be heading in the new-to-me truck direction.  Interest rates on loans went down a ton since I bought this truck.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on November 21, 2012, 08:13:26 PM
Mojo and bob o are baaaaad influences on me...
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on November 22, 2012, 10:47:25 AM
YpsiBass thanks for buying a RAM.  As a 28 year Chrysler employee I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I just bought a 2012 2500 yesterday myself.  Picking it up tomorrow.  I needed something big to pull my travel trailer.  The bride and I are planning to upgrade to a 5th wheel in the next couple of years so a RAM 2500 was the ticket as I buy what the company I work for builds.  We traded in our 2002 Dodge Conversion Van.  I am still keeping my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with 170000 plus miles.  It's still a very dependable truck.  The bride will be driving the new truck as she doesn't drive but about 5 miles to work everyday and back.  I drive about 42 miles round trip up to Auburn Hills every day.

At Chrysler, I work in the Vehicle Core Dynamics Lab in Engineering as an Electronics Technician.  I am the guy that tests the suspensions, steering, braking, etc.  Any thing that has to do with the chassis.  Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.  I have been with the company 28 years all in Engineering and I know lots and lots of people in all the laboratories.  I can always help.  I also have friends in the Customer Advocate Group at Chrysler.  I can sometimes get things done a little bit faster than most because of my 28 years of connections and friendships I have made at work.  Thanks again for buying Chrysler.


BD                         ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on November 22, 2012, 11:50:29 AM
Mojo and bob o are baaaaad influences on me...

Congratulations! You did get a trailer hitch, right?!? :)
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: UAWBigDog on November 22, 2012, 02:11:34 PM
Mojo and bob o are baaaaad influences on me...

Congratulations! You did get a trailer hitch, right?!? :)

All Ram 1500 come with a hitch these days as part of any of the packages that are offered.  I don't think I've seen a 2012 Ram without one.  They are very nice trucks.  I look forward to taking delivery on my Ram 2500 tomorrow.  Can't wait.


BD                      ;D
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: YpsiBass on November 22, 2012, 03:07:01 PM
Of course it has a hitch. My boat may not be big, but I'd still die a little inside if I couldn't take it out.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: djkimmel on November 22, 2012, 08:35:57 PM
I didn't think that something like that would be missed but sometimes around the holidays things can get confusing... I was just looking out for you just in case.
Title: Re: @#$&*?&@%@$#&@%&@*#$&%@# TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2.
Post by: Mike S. on November 26, 2012, 10:22:27 PM
Nice!  That's quite the upgrade from a Dakota to a Ram. Now you can get a bigger boat.