Looking at buying a 2002 Ram 1500
Hey all, new to the forums but not to Dodge. I have owned a few dodges before ranging from a 2007 Dodge Caliber to a 93 Dodge Ram D250 diesel 5 speed. I am not too up on the early years of the 3rd gen though and was hoping to get a little help.
I am looking at buying a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab with the 4.7L and 5 speed manual trans. Information on common problems seems erratic at best in a google search, so I thought I would post here. Are there any specific problems to look out for on this year of Ram?
I have looked at the truck and driven it already and was very impressed with how quiet and how nicely it drove for the mileage it had. Its got 235000 KM on it. I know for sure the parking brake needs work, its no engaging, and there are some slight issues with the interior. Radio seems to work but the display has crapped out possibly. Also, the ABS light flashes while the key is on and while driving. Beyond that, there doesn't seem to be any issues with the truck.
The current owner has replaced the engine computer, the fuse box (apparently a common problem is erratic electrics due to problems with the fuse box, or so I am told), engine rad, and rear springs. The engine runs great with no odd sounds or shuddering and the clutch and trans feel great as well, though I did notice a slight whining from the trans in 1st and 2nd gear, but so slight it almost couldn't be heard if you weren't listening for it. I chocked it up to regular manual trans noise that I have heard in many vehicles.
Any advice on what to look out for would be great. I appreciate any help. Thanks