DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 5.7L V8 Specific Topics


Notices


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-27-2011, 11:21 PM
joelisthedude joelisthedude is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: WA
Age: 32
Posts: 1
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: White
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
joelisthedude is on a distinguished road
Talking Used 05 question

I am looking at a Ram that is at a local dealership to purchase and thought I would come to the one source online that I know wouldn't give me bS answers like the dealership would.

So here are the details: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Hemi V8. It has 203,000 miles on it, remote entry and remote start (looks stock), cloth interior. The body is straight with no dings or scratches. The bed looks intact with no visible damage. Truck was local farm owned, serviced at that dealership.

They showed me the service records tonight, the guy did regular oil changes, the truck has had it's transmission fluids flushed and changed (couldn't see the miles when they did that), and they replaced some sort of front bearing, didn't get the exact name of it.

They are asking $9500 for it, the blue book retail value is $11,000. I know that the dodge motors, when taken care of, can last! But what about the rest of the truck? If any other 3rd gen owners of near the same year can comment on what their experience has been with their trucks, it would be much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 01-28-2011, 09:33 AM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 15
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Sounds like a good truck, and since you're serious about buying it, I'd recommend taking it to an independent shop and having them look it over.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2011, 11:01 AM
davidonmars davidonmars is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 46
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 4X4 Hemi
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
davidonmars is on a distinguished road
Default

I thought laramie meant it was leather??? price seems high to me :S I bought a 2004 with 63K on it for $9500 canadian. Black quad cab 4x4 with remote start and power locks. Immaculate shape inside and out, came with 33" nitto mud grapplers as well...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2011, 11:08 AM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 15
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidonmars View Post
I thought laramie meant it was leather??? price seems high to me :S I bought a 2004 with 63K on it for $9500 canadian. Black quad cab 4x4 with remote start and power locks. Immaculate shape inside and out, came with 33" nitto mud grapplers as well...
I'm thinking you got one helluva deal.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2011, 11:11 AM
Route66indy's Avatar
Route66indy Route66indy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Indy
Age: 50
Posts: 54
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 Ram 1500
Trim Level: '02 SLT Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:95
Route66indy will become famous soon enough
Default

Sound good,but i agree take it somewhere and have it looked at. I believe the front bearing you are talking about was a recall they had on the front hub assembly.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-01-2011, 11:15 AM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 15
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Route66indy View Post
Sound good,but i agree take it somewhere and have it looked at. I believe the front bearing you are talking about was a recall they had on the front hub assembly.
There's no hub recall for the 2005 model year.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-01-2011, 11:32 AM
davidonmars davidonmars is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 46
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 4X4 Hemi
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
davidonmars is on a distinguished road
Default

i think for a truck with 200k plus thats alot of money to me though :S Get the tranny nice and hot and make sure all gears work and it shifts properly under WOT
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-01-2011, 12:20 PM
Valve's Avatar
Valve Valve is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia,Pa
Age: 41
Posts: 249
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:141
Valve will become famous soon enoughValve will become famous soon enough
Default

Follow Randy's post.And can negotiate the price down?
What other Ram's are in your area that you can compare? Check here?http://www.autotrader.com/.
Check to see what needs replacing if you buy it,Tires look good?Shocks,Battery,Original parts or replaced?Front end,Well mechanic will tell you that,But theres some things you can eye over before making next step.
Good-luck with your purchase.
Oh I'm sure theres some form of warranty? 30day or something or no with that many miles?

And like davidonmars just said above me
__________________


Line-X : Extang : Python 990 SSLCD : Tailgate Lock with Doors :
Fog Light Toggle Bypass : AeroTurbine at3030 : Tint match rear QC : SilentArmors on stock 20s(nitto and wheels in Future)
2005 Dodge Ram Service Manual

Last edited by Valve; 02-01-2011 at 12:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
hemidoc's Avatar
hemidoc hemidoc is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newtonsville,Ohio
Age: 55
Posts: 29
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 4x4
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Blue
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
hemidoc is on a distinguished road
Default

I would say the hub your talking about was the wheel bearing assembly, cost about $400-500 to replace since the anti locking brakes are built into it.Have known a few Rams that has had the right side replaced for some reason it seems it is the one that fails
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Valve's Avatar
Valve Valve is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia,Pa
Age: 41
Posts: 249
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:141
Valve will become famous soon enoughValve will become famous soon enough
Default

Hell you might get lucky here lol,With a negotiation.
200k one owner and you can see the Service records from dodge.
CarFax also just in case.


Yea I have an 05 Laramie ,And has just about every option available for that year 1500.
With no issues.
__________________


Line-X : Extang : Python 990 SSLCD : Tailgate Lock with Doors :
Fog Light Toggle Bypass : AeroTurbine at3030 : Tint match rear QC : SilentArmors on stock 20s(nitto and wheels in Future)
2005 Dodge Ram Service Manual

Last edited by Valve; 02-01-2011 at 12:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2005 ram, 5.7 hemi, laramie

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tire and Oil question WOOSAB 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 7 12-14-2010 11:39 PM
Price question 0007 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 4 06-07-2010 02:37 AM
2/4 lowering question jjhwick119 Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 7 11-13-2009 09:31 PM
Newbie question dodgeramdude Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 6 09-16-2009 07:00 PM
Grease fitting question. pghram1500 Dodge Ram General Discussion 2 07-22-2009 09:12 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum