1993 Dodge D250 2WD 5.9L LA Block from North America
Nice old truck
Replaced ball joints, tie rod, universal joints and differential bearings.
Old bench seat sagged on drivers side.
Manual windows still worked great.
Transmission starting to slip in Drive from a cold start.
Old Dodge front disc brakes always make noise because of the thin retaining clips and rubber bands they used. Constant chattering noise.
93 was the last year for the old style Dodge truck. Very little rust because it worked on a farm and not on salt roads. I put way too much money into with a new paint job, front end work, bearings etc. I did get a lot of compliments. Many people thought it was 40 years old!
First year for fuel injection on the LA engine. The engine worked flawlessly as did the fuel injection system. Plenty of power and 10MPG around town with a bed load of tools.
Parts are very hard to find. Beware this is a Dodge truck not a Mopar classic car. Engine parts are all you will find, same engine used in the Jeep Cherokee. No luck finding exhaust manifolds or Y pipe. Same goes for the ring and pinion gears in the differential.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd November, 2009