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Old 09-29-2009, 05:26 PM
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I am new to this forum so i would like to ask a few questions
I currently own a 1999 Chevy S10 and looking to upgrade to a bigger truck

I have found a local listing on a 2006 Dodge Ram 5.7 L Hemi with 41,000 on it

I was wondering what things should i look for in the truck, while test driving etc. checking under the hood, under body etc.

As well as things to make sure to look at when buying a used truck.

What issues are specific to the 2006 5.7L Ram that I need to be aware of
what problems are SPECIFIC to this year and model that I should be aware of

This is my first purchase and wondering what a good price would be as well
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Under the hood check for the fluid levels, ensure that the coolant is topped of properly, brake fluid and power steering fluid are honey colored and not too dark...check the oil level...check all the hoses for any type of cracking or leaks, check the belts and make sure that their is no cracking, fraying, or glazing...Check the battery for bad connection, Check the tires for any type of wearing like cupping, signs of over or under inflation, signs of alignment wear, signs of bad balance or bad suspension components...thats about all i can think of now...
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There's no real specific problem that I know of with these trucks . Just see if they have any maintenance records available . Not knowing how it's been maintained ? Theres alot you can do with them . Theres a ton of aftermarket stuff available . Most people who have never owned a Mopar are tickled with these trucks and say they didn't know what they've been missing . Hope that helps . Good luck . If you make the purchase , make sure when you come back post some pics so we can see what she looks like . Don't forget also to go to the newbie section and introduce yourself . Good Luck again . Tom
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Thank alot guysi will keep you informed
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If you are looking at the RAM, know that if you put a level kit over 2 inches you can run into an instabillity problems with the front end. Aside from that, nothing that plagues the trucks across the board. Oh, if you hear a ticking under the hood, that's not a problem, it's what we lovingly call the 'hemi tick' and is from the EGR valve.

When you're looking at a truck, I like to get underneath and scope out all the frame and drivetrain. I look for mud stuck in the deep spaces as an indicator if it was taken mudding. I also look for signs of abuse like bent sway bars or squashed bushings.
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I was wondering what a good price would be on the same truck as well?

2006 Ram 1500 5.7 L Hemi 41000 miles
Looks like spotless condition
Going to check it out today wish me luck
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Good luck! Sounds like a great deal! Decent miles too for a 2006. Is it quad cab or regular?
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Its a Quad cab SLT

What would be a good price on a truck
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Dodge had a recall for the front hubs . If the owner doesn't know you can check with any dealer or go to the Dodge website and put the vin # in and it will tell you if any recalls are outstanding .
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