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Old 03-25-2014, 06:34 AM
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I am a brand new member/owner of a 2006 Ram 1500. When I originally checked out the truck, I was told by my mechanic that the rear end was bad and that it needed to be rebuilt/replaced. The dealership agreed and rebuilt it, but when I picked it up after the rebuild, when I shift into reverse, there is a "mechanical" creaking sound, followed by a small "click". drive does the same thing, without the creaking, and when I put it back into park, there is a loud hard thud. The dealership says it is a normal thing, and that since I've never owned a ram 1500 before that I wouldn't know what it normally sounds like. I've driven many other vehicles and never heard something like this. The contract for final sale is pending our satisfaction of the repairs done, so I guess my question(s) would be...does anyone know what this could be, and should I maybe just get out from under this whole fiasco if they won't do anything further to remedy this problem? Thanks
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take it to a differentail shop and have it assessed. I would say the dealership screwed it up and the tolerences are to loose. backlash to loose.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:22 AM
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Yeah, my regular mechanic was thinking the same thing, but he didn't want to jump to any conclusions since he isn't a specialist. Planning to take it to a clutch/powertrain shop tomorrow to get it looked at. Hopefully the people at the dealership will listen to me if I have them backing me.
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either they screwed up or bad universal. i would not sign papers until its fixed or back out of the deal. i just rebuilt my rearend in december. was a badly pitted carrier bearing. I would atleast ask to see the parts list of what was replaced.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:18 AM
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Well, I took it to the transmission shop and the guy that came to look at it said that it was the normal "clumping" sound that comes with Dodges and that it keeps getting louder every time because it has a mechanism in the tranny to keep the clutch from burning up in case you are stuck by pumping more transmission fluid into the line. He took me back to his Ram in the back, turned it on, and it did the exact same thing. He said its done it for 200,000 miles and that sound is normal. Maybe I was wrong. Does everyone else have this? Its like a mechanical creaking sound right before it flips into reverse and then is fairly loud when going back into park. Iwont mind it if it is truly a "normal" sound but I'd rather be safe than sorr.
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