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Old 08-23-2010, 02:58 PM
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Hey Guys -

My apologies if this has already been addressed in a sticky or previous post, but I'm basically looking for some input from the board in terms of what the common durability and/or wear items are on these RAM trucks. I am a new RAM owner, and am just trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible.

For example, on my previous vehicle (2004 Chrysler 300M), it was Cam sensors, Crank sensors, vehicle speed sensors (output), and brakes. Those seemed to be things that the car was hard on or that were susceptible to frequent replacement. Also, inner tie rod ends were an issue.

How about the Rams? Anything I should be looking out for as I rack up the mileage? Anything that's known to fail? I mean, so far the only thing i can complain about is an INSANELY sqeaky driver's seat that I'll be getting replaced under warranty, but that's about it....

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Kinda hard to say what may be an issue in the long run since 2010 is only the second production year for the DS body.
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Randy just about summed it up for ya. Just keep up on the routine maintnence, you now have 16 spark plugs to take care of.
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I know on my 2010, passenger's pants and shorts seem to be a quick wear item.

For some reason after they get out of the R/T, they have to be changed and then thrown away...
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Well, the motor and trans have been around for a while - I guess I was talking mainly about known mechanical issues, sensor failures, etc.

From what I've read on the boards so far, the 5.7's seem fairly reliable. How about the trans?
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I know on my 2010, passenger's pants and shorts seem to be a quick wear item.

For some reason after they get out of the R/T, they have to be changed and then thrown away...
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I know on my 2010, passenger's pants and shorts seem to be a quick wear item.

For some reason after they get out of the R/T, they have to be changed and then thrown away...
Okay, now that was funny!!!! I guess it's a good thing the RT's are one passanger only. LOL.........
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