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Old 08-09-2013, 09:52 PM
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Angry Bad news.. :'( :'(

My 2001 Dodge Ram sport might have seen the last of my ownership...

MAY need a new tranny, they say 1st and 2nd gear is acing sluggish.
Right rear ball joint is rusting through
Some other micelanious problems.

WELL we finally got enough money to fix my truck(IT was even only supposed to be the brakes) (due to my dad's cancer and me waiting to get a job untill i got my Eagle Scout(just got it, too))

BUT we dont have the cash for a new tranny or new possible suspension

might have to say goodbye to my ram and get something way cheaper since i wont get anything out of selling it.

its also been suggesded b a few people that we sell it while we can.

So unless i can find a CHEAP ram thats at least a 2nd gen, and still reliable, this might be my last post being a part of the RAMFORUMZ.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:16 PM
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I feel your pain, these 2nd gen trucks are good looking, but it seems like they kill your wallet. I'm at the point where I'm about to fix it, then park it to sell.

I do have a question... what do you mean by right rear ball joint? There is only an upper and a lower for each side.

Sorry to hear about your father. May he recover from his cancer.

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:26 PM
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honestly, it didnt make any sense to me either, but thats what my mom told me..
shes even less mechanically inclined than i am. So the mechanics probably told her something and she understood it and just kinda put different words in her mouth. haha

basically something is wrong with the back suspension. Ill call tomorrow and ask for more details when then completely finish going through everything.

And thank you. We've worked everything out with the doctors and he has is big surgery in October or sometime around there.
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Trucks are trucks. You can always get another. You only have one father, though. I lost my dad to cancer many years back, and can only say may God bless your father and your family. I will be sending prayers your way, brother!
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Lost my father to cancer as well.... Good luck to him. Never give up.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:14 PM
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thank you both.
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Congratulations on the Eagle Scout. What was your Eagle project. Helped my grandson finish up his project, along with other troop members and he received his Eagle this past April.
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Trucks are trucks. You can always get another. You only have one father, though. I lost my dad to cancer many years back, and can only say may God bless your father and your family. I will be sending prayers your way, brother!
Well said Paul. Indeed in life there are more important things. Best of luck to you... thoughts out to you and your family.
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screw the truck, spend every minute you can with your father. bet he is proud of your eagle scout accomplishment. sorry your dad is sick.
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