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Old 10-20-2013, 12:38 AM
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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4
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Default Anyone towing with a 2500HD, 5.7 and Automatic ?

I have a 13 Laramie 2500HD CC 4x4, with the Cummins and automatic.
I love the truck, it only has 3,000 miles on it.
BUT, it has been in the shop since last Friday. The CEL came on, and it started running crappy. The dealer has no idea what the code means, or how to fix it. Even the engineers have been zero help.

I really don't expect it to get fixed, and am going to start the buyback process next week, if the dealer isn't willing to work with me.

I had hoped to order a 14 with the Cummins, or possibly the 6.4, but have read that production will not start again until at least 11/11. If that is true, it would be probably the first of next year before I got a new truck.

I found an identical 2500 to mine except it has the 5.7. I have driven a 1500 with the 5.7, it was my first loaner. It ran fairly good.

So, is anyone using a HD 2500 5.7 with an automatic to tow with ?
I know it won't be the same as the Cummins, but am exploring all of my options in anticipation of them buying back the truck.
Any info would be greatly apreciated
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