This is my brothers truck im talkin about here
allright so heres the deal im gonna tell you the story from the beginning.
my brother was getting on the highway after work one day and saw a truck coming had cruise ON but not SET. he had the peddle allmost to the floor, about 3/4 of a throttle. (me and my brother share the same likings for the sounds and power of the dodges so its hard to keep our foots out of it). while he had the peddle down that far he set the cruise and the peddle went all the way to the floor AND GOT STUCK THERE! he was screaming about 90 mph on i280 he was freaking out because it happened so fast and his first reaction was hit the brakes but the brakes wouldnt slow this thing down, so next point in action to slow himself down was throw it in neutral. and heres the kicker, it revved PAST 6000 RPMS!!
.(he said thats one sound hes never heard anything make lol!) it did that for a few seconds and he shut the truck off going 90 with no brakes or power steering finally got stopped. i couldnt beleive this one, when he turned the key to the "on" position didnt try starting it the truck started by ITSELF! and once again revved past 6000!!. So he shut it off again waited about 15 minutes to think about what just happened. Finally he started the truck and drove off fine no problem with the truck after that. Now after this incodent happened a while later maybe 4 to 5 months later his truck up around 3000 rpms would make a nocking sound and got worse over time. maybe 2 weekends ago i did the plenum and intake gaskets and sealed a water leak and got all done with that, when everything was all back toghether it was running for about 15 minutes running good and i was just looking at it running, it started nocking really loud. it went from faint, to loud, to faint again and went away and never came back. last thursday my brother was on his way home and he was driving normally and the truck started nocking REALLY loud and it is, really loud. Horrible loud, it sounds to me like a rod bearing i think after that cruise control incodent happened the motors junk.
Has anyone ever experienced catastrophic failure like this like a rod bearing or spun bearings or anything, i wanna know what you guys think i should do with this because the problems really stumped me
, and i just wanna put a different motor in it to be honest. Its a 1998 dodge ram 1500 with the 5.9 and about 150,000 miles on it.
I feel bad for my bro any info will help me decide what to do