Chrysler can't build a Drive Train!
I own a 1998 Dodge 1500 extended cab with a 5.2L engine and automatic transmission. I have replaced my transmission 2 times in 35,000 miles I bought this truck with 4,700 miles in 2000 from someone I know. I had no problems for the first year and then I began to notice that the transmission was shifting poorly. When I took it to the dealer (while still under warranty) they explained that it was shifting normal, they found no problems. A few months later I took it to a transmission shop, they dropped the transmission pan, the torque converter had come apart. Dodge and the dealer did nothing to help; I also spoke with the factory and asked for help. It cost me $1500 to rebuild and an oil cooler to fix this time.
The transmission began making a “whining” noise 14 months later. I took it back to the transmission shop and the overdrive gears were bad. They rebuilt the transmission again for ½ price.
The truck recently began a making a different “whining noise”. I took it in to the transmission shop a they said it’s not the transmission. It’s the rear end!
I give up! I don't know what to do.
I've had drive train problems with my Dodge Caravan. I won't be buying any more Chrysler products in my lifetime. Tell the world about Chrysler's poor quality! Maybe they get the message and build a vehicle that will be decent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st July, 2003